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Old 09-27-2010, 03:26 AM   #1
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Default Extract - American Amber/Wheat/Blonde Ale

Recipe Type: Partial Mash
Yeast: Fermentis Safeale US-5
Yeast Starter: n/a
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: n/a
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.042
Final Gravity: 1.011
IBU: n/a
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
Color: 3.6
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 8 days at 70F
Additional Fermentation: n/a
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 2 weeks at 70F
Tasting Notes: This is an easy drinker with hints of an American Ale as well as a Blonde Ale.

Conjured this up one afternoon..
An Amber American Ale/Blonde with some Wheat..

3lbs. Extra-Light DME
1lb. Amber DME

1lb. Wheat Malt (milled)

1oz. Willamette Hops


Steep 1lb. Wheat Malt @ 150F for 25 mins.
Bring to boil and add Extra-Light and Amber DME.
Hop for 45 mins with 1/2 oz. of Willamette.
Hop another 15 mins with additional 1/2 oz.

Cool and transfer to fermenter to pitch Fermentis Safeale US-5.

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Old 02-11-2011, 01:22 AM   #2
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Isnt light malt extract kinda a combo of amber and extra light extract malt? It must be,but minus the pilsner malt?

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Old 02-12-2011, 12:21 AM   #3
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What are your thoughts on adding a little lactose?

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Old 02-12-2011, 05:53 AM   #4
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not sure, havent ever used lactose before. id have to hear more from you guys or look into it. this beer turned out really terrific the way i outlined in the recipe. is there maybe a streamlined way you see that i could have brewed it?

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Old 02-12-2011, 03:35 PM   #5
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I'm gonna try this next, only with Golden Light instead of Extra-Light (I like a little more color).

When it comes time to bottle, I'll steal a few grams of lactose from my next batch of cider and add it to one bottle for comparison.

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Old 02-12-2011, 03:58 PM   #6
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cool. i'm excited that someone else is trying one of my recipes!! first time. the willamette was nice. this brew had just enough amber to give it a bit of that dark bite, and then with the wheat I steeped gave it a bit of that belgian feel. it really is a mutt beer lol

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Old 02-13-2011, 02:08 AM   #7
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That's sort of the purpose of homebrewing isn't it? If all you ever brew is clones of commercial beers, you're doing it wrong.

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Old 02-17-2011, 08:23 PM   #8
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Today was Brew Day! I had a little f-up with the wheat, spilled it out of the filter bag. No worries though, got it back in the bag thanks to my hastily sanitized pasta strainer and fermented bucket.

I did have some reservations when I took the OG reading though, I only got .030

Is that what it's supposed to be?

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Old 02-17-2011, 09:30 PM   #9
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should have been a little higher. did you get the wheat malt crushed/milled by the shop? i steeped it at 155F for 25 mins before removing the bag and adding the 4lbs of dry malt extracts. the extracts alone should have yielded a gravity of at least 1.032 (and then the wheat would have added more)... its not a big beer, just mild with about 4.5%abv.

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Yes it was milled at the shop, I don't have the equipment to do it myself. You think that lost a bit?

I'm really not concerned about a .002 difference though, should be an easy drinker if nothing else.

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