Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 1318 - London Ale III
Yeast Starter: No
Batch Size (Gallons): 4 or 5 (see note)
Original Gravity: 1.059
Final Gravity: 1.017
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 4 weeks
Tasting Notes: Summertime Amber Ale based upon Uinta\'s SUM\'R but darker & with different hops
Sommergarten is my nickname for this beer because its based upon Uinta Brewing's SUM'R ale
7lbs Belgian 2 Row
1.5lbs Crystal 60L
12oz Torrified Wheat
0.5oz Motueka (7.4%AA) @ 60 minutes
0.5oz Motueka (7.4%AA) @ 40 minutes
0.35oz Motueka (7.4%AA) @ 20 minutes
0.35oz Motueka (7.4%AA) @ 5 minutes
0.3oz Motueka (7.4%AA) @ flameout
1oz Strisselspalt (2.3%) @ flameout
125F for 30 minutes
149F for 60 minutes
mashout at 168F
Wyeast 1318 - London Ale III
This was originally intended to be a sessionable 5 gallon beer with a 60 minute boil. I screwed up the mash by way overshooting my 149F rest. I added ice to cool it off and got worried that I added too much water so I extended the boil to 90 minutes and ended up a gallon short.
It still works great as a higher strength amber. The Motueka hops come across as spicy and limey. The Strisselspalt increases the overall apparent hoppiness of the beer.
Also, the beer is a little bit darker than it appears in the picture. I was trying to get it against a white background and the sunlight bleached out the colors a little.
*Hops - The Strisselspalt isn't necessary. But I needed to kill off an ounce that was getting rather old.
You have to grow up someday, otherwise you become a hipster.
Reason: Forgot to include the yeast