All-Grain - Toilet Water Ale (American Amber)
6 lbs. - 2-row Malt (69.6%) 1.8L
1.5 lbs. - Vienna Malt (7.4%) 3.5L
6 oz. - Caramel 120L (4.3%) 120L
6 oz. - Caramel 60L (4.3%) 60L
4 oz. - Victory Malt (2.9%) 28L
2 oz. - Chocolate Malt (1.4%) 350L
.5 oz. - Chinook (11.4%) 60 min.
.5 oz. - Liberty (4%) 10 min.
1.5 oz. - Homegrown Cascade/Nugget Mixure (?) Flameout
Wyeast 1056 American Ale
Mash @157F for 90 minutes.
Collect 5.5gallons into kettle
Boil for 60 minutes.
Final volume: 4.5g
Allow homegrown hops to steep in kettle for 5 minutes after flameout before cooling.
Cool to 70F and pitch 1000mL starter.
Ferment at 70F for 18 days. Carbonate @ 2.5 volumes.
This was an experimental batch so I could use some of my hops from the garden.
Tasting notes 10/24/09: They've been in the bottle about a month and a half now. Wow! This has got a perfect malty profile to it. The Caramel flavors shine through. It's a bit dark for an American Amber, but the flavor is right on. A little upfront bite from the Chinook hops, but a very smooth back end. I'm very impressed by the way this one turned out.
He who drinks beer sleeps well. He who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven.Another HERMS rig...
Last edited by Suthrncomfrt1884; 10-24-2009 at 06:15 PM.