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Dad's Amber

Dad's Amber

American Amber Ale : All Grain : 4.5 gal

AndyPandy

A fledgling Amber. Single Mash at 158F.

February 26, 2012 at 04:51pm

4.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (All Grain4.5 gal)

  • 9 lbs American 2-row

    American 2-row

    Yields a slightly higher extract than Six Rox brewers Malt. Tends to give a smoother, less grainy flavored beer. Some brewers claim they can detect a significant difference in flavor. Lower protein and will yield a lower color than Six-Row Brewers Malt

  • 0.7 lbs Crystal Malt 80°L

    Crystal Malt 80°L

    Body and Richness. Distictive Nutty flavor and or sweet, smooth caramel flavor and a red to deep red color. For porters, old ales.

  • 0.25 lbs Crystal Malt 120°L

    Crystal Malt 120°L

    Pronounced caramel flavor and a red color. For stouts, porters and black beers.

  • 1.0 oz Cascade - 4.8 AA% whole; boiled 60 min

    Cascade

    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • 0.5 oz Hersbrucker - 3.0 AA% whole; boiled 15 min

    Hersbrucker

    Drier, spicier than Hallertauer. Most important aroma variety in Germany.

  • 0.5 oz Hersbrucker - 3.0 AA% whole; boiled 3 min

    Hersbrucker

    Drier, spicier than Hallertauer. Most important aroma variety in Germany.

  • White Labs WLP001 California Ale

    White Labs WLP001 California Ale

    This yeast is famous for its clean flavors, balance and ability to be used in almost any style ale. It accentuates the hop flavors and is extremely versatile.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 10 - American Ale

Subcategory: B - American Amber Ale

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.054 1.045 - 1.060
Terminal Gravity: 1.012 1.010 - 1.015
Color: 14.9 SRM 10 - 17
Alcohol: 5.4% ABV 4.50% - 6.00%
Bitterness: 25.9 IBU 25.00 - 40.00

Discussion

AndyPandy

Some notes.

2012-12-01 1:56pm

I used Arrowhead spring water to brew this one. Mashed at 161 F starting temp, and then sparged at 170 F. Final fermentation volume came to 3.5 gallons with an OG of 1.050. 1 month in primary, then 2 months in secondary. Somewhat surprisingly, this beer turned out great. Just as one might expect from a typical amber. Will certainly be trying this one again.

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