All-Grain - Almaden House Amber
Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast Starter: NO
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: NO
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.052
Final Gravity: 1.016
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21
Tasting Notes: .
Ambers are my favorite style and I've been working on a standard house version. I think I've finally got it. I threw a little party over the weekend with bottles of all my favorite commercial beers plus three homebrews on tap. This was the most popular of all by far.
It's got a nice rich caramel flavor, a little toffee and is just malty enough. The hops balance the sweetness perfectly. If I do any tweaking next time, I may bump the Munich up a notch just to see what happens.
My efficiency was not great with this batch, but the flavors are awesome.
OOPS! - yeast is US-05.
Almaden House Amber
American Amber Ale
Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: Quicksilver Home Brewery
Boil Size: 7.00 gal
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (7.5 gal) and Cooler (50 qt)
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.40
Amount Item Type % or IBU
8 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain 71.11 %
1 lbs Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 8.89 %
1 lbs Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 8.89 %
12.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 6.67 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 4.44 %
0.50 oz Centennial [8.80 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 17.5 IBU
0.25 oz Centennial [8.80 %] (20 min) Hops 4.8 IBU
0.25 oz Amarillo Gold [6.75 %] (20 min) Hops 3.7 IBU
0.25 oz Centennial [8.80 %] (15 min) Hops 3.9 IBU
0.25 oz Amarillo Gold [6.75 %] (15 min) Hops 3.0 IBU
0.25 oz Amarillo Gold [6.75 %] (10 min) Hops 2.2 IBU
0.10 oz Amarillo Gold [6.75 %] (3 min) Hops 0.3 IBU
1.00 tsp Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Safale (Fermentis #US-56) Yeast-Ale
Measured Original Gravity: 1.052 SG
Measured Final Gravity: 1.016 SG
Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.69 %
Bitterness: 35.5 IBU Calories: 233 cal/pint
Est Color: 14.7 SRM Color:
You only get so many calories in life. Enjoy every single one.
QUICKSILVER HOME BREWERY
Last edited by BrewBrain; 03-23-2009 at 01:17 AM.