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Yooper 11-15-2008 06:30 PM

Fat Sam Amber Ale
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This beer came about from a mistake. I wanted to make a Fat Tire clone, but AHS was out of Munich malt, and the hops I wanted. So, I subbed the malt, and then subbed the hops. The result was a beer that tastes like a cross between Fat Tire and Sam Adams Boston Ale. It's easy to drink, and most people love it. Hence the title- "Fat Sam".

The beersmith file is attached for those who have Beersmith. Attachment 8480

The recipe is:

10 pounds pale malt (I used maris otter)
1 pound biscuit malt
1 pound crystal 60L

1 ounce centennial (to get you to 28-29 IBUs) 60 minutes
I used an ounce of 7.7 and .25 ounce of 8.5% AAUs
1 ounce Liberty (4.5%) 30 minutes
1 ounce crystal (3.3%) 2 minutes

Clean, well attenuating ale yeast. I've used Pacific ale yeast, WLP001, and Wyeast 1056, as well as Nottingham with good results.

Srceenplay 02-01-2012 11:18 PM

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My score sheet.

Yooper 08-26-2012 02:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Yooper View Post
I was at my friend Mike's funeral yesterday. His daughter (who I haven't seen since she left for college about 3 years ago) told me that her dad was always talking about my Fat Sam beer. He loved it, more than any other beer. He had told me that before, but I didn't realize that he actually went around telling others about how much he enjoyed this particular brew.

Today I'm brewing a batch, so I decided to make it Fat Sam as a tribute to Mike.

Mike always brought a ton of crappies to our annual Memorial Day fish fry, so the plan is to drink this at the Memorial Day get-together and lift our glasses to Mike.
It was a good beer, and Bob really enjoyed it. We drank several toasts to Mike, and we enjoyed the beer.

That said, I've "retired" this beer, and will never make it again. It was such a melancholy feeling, drinking Mike's all-time favorite beer without him.

Here's one last picture (I've posted it before) of me and Mike drinking this beer. It's particularly unflattering for me, but Mike and I were having a great time:
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