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Old 03-26-2011, 12:35 AM   #1

Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: Nottingham   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5   
Original Gravity: 1.060   
Final Gravity: 1.009   
IBU: 58   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 14   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 28 @ 67 f   
Tasting Notes: Truly the best amber ale I have ever had!   

10 lbs 2 row
1.25 lbs English medium crystal (60ish SRM)
1 lb Vienna
0.5 lb Victory
2 Oz C 120
2 Oz Pale Chocolate
Mash @ 154 f

1 Oz Columbus 14.4% FWH
1 Oz Centennial 9.1% 10 mins
1 Oz Simcoe 12.2% 5 mins
1 Oz Cascade 0 mins

Dry hop with 1 oz cascade + 1 oz simcoe 10 days
1 oz Amarillo whole flowers in the keg

This is my perfect amber. It is quite a hoppy beer, over the style guidelines for sure but man it is really a fantastic beer. Give it 1.5-2 weeks in the keg after carbonation and it will blow your mind!

I first brewed this February 14. If you have searched, like I have, for a hoppy amber and been disappointed, this is the recipe you've been looking for.

 
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:58 AM   #2
SOB_OCDAVE
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Great looking grain bill. Tons of hops for a amber ale. I think it looks pretty solid! I would be very interested in brewing this. I love Hoppy Ales, amber, pale, or whatever color it is (i ain't prejudice!) Thanks for posting. FYI, i might change the name to "Amber, my ex-girlfriend who broke up with me on Valentines Day"...lol

 
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:39 PM   #3

Changed this a touch last 2 times I brewed it and it is better! I used all MO - 10.5 lbs, 1/2 the amount of Vienna & Victory (8 oz, 4 oz) the rest of the malt is the same. The hop schedule/amount is the same but with Chinook FWH, Chinook 10, Simcoe 5 and Cascade at flame out.

When I go pro this will be my pride & joy ale.

 
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:57 AM   #4
Nomadtribe
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Sep 2011
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Cant to try this one out, thanks!

 
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:00 AM   #5
Nomadtribe
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Sep 2011
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With the maris of course, hey not so sure I want to do the keg hop, what os my alternative for the amarillo?

 
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:39 AM   #6

Amarillo flowers in the keg is great, I have also done a tea infuser with pellet hops, and nothing. I prefer hops in the keg but it tastes pretty good without it, no substitutions. Also be aware that this beer ages very gracefully if you want to mellow the bitterness out a bit.

Cheers!

 
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:22 AM   #7
Nomadtribe
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Sep 2011
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What yeast did u use?

 
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:25 PM   #8

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Originally Posted by Nomadtribe
What yeast did u use?
Nottingham

 
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