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Old 08-26-2009, 10:05 PM   #1


Grains
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

Hops
.5 oz. - Chinook (11.4%) 60 min.
.5 oz. - Liberty (4%) 10 min.
1.5 oz. - Homegrown Cascade/Nugget Mixure (?) Flameout

Yeast
Wyeast 1056 American Ale
1000mL Starter


Mash @157F for 90 minutes.
Sparge @169F
Collect 5.5gallons into kettle
Boil for 60 minutes.

Final volume: 4.5g
O.G.- 1.048
F.G.- 1.011
16.61 SRM
26.7 IBU's
73.5% eff.

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.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:16 PM   #2
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:14 PM   #3

Well, I bottled this about 1 month ago. Tasted the first one last night. It actually turned out darker than expected. I might drop the chocolate down to less than an ounce next time to fix the color. Otherwise, it's got a very smooth flavor with a definate hop presence. It's exactly what I was aiming for to get a feel for my homegrown hops this year.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:19 PM   #4
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:29 PM   #5

Ha! My buddy and I were brewing together that day. While we were brewing, we were watching a show on the Travel Channel about the worlds craziest bathrooms.
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