Recipe Type: All Grain
Batch Size (Gallons): 4
Original Gravity: 1.055
Final Gravity: 1.014
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 days at 60-62*F
Tasting Notes: A great tasting, balanced, American beer
A well balanced beer, I think, with the sweet malt and the spice from the rye and hops. Dark copper color. Again just a nice American ale. Something when I say "I would like a beer" this beer now comes to mind.
5 gallons boil for 4 gallons fermentation Not the usual 6 gallon boil with 5 gallon for fermentation.
6 lbs American 2-row
2 lbs rye
.5 lbs Crystal 40L
.5 lbs Crystal 80L
2 oz roasted barley (for color)
Used Cluster (7.7%AA) and Willamette (4.6%AA) for the hops.
(This hop schedule was from my beginning formulation days. Probably make it much simpler next time I brew this. But really this beer is just a nice AAA malt profile and you pick the hops.)
.5oz Cluster 45 mins
.5oz Willamette 45 mins
.25oz Cluster 25 mins
.25oz Willamette 25 mins
.25oz Cluster 5 mins
.25oz Willamette 5 mins
1 Tsp. Irish moss at 15 Mins
1/2 cup priming sugar
Mashed via the B.I.A.B. method for 60 mins at 151-153*F. Ramped up to 170*F for mash out. Boiled for 60 minutes total.
Another beer that I will be sharing with friends without any hesitation.