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Honey Basil Amber Ale

Honey Basil Amber Ale

American Amber Ale : All Grain : 5.5 gal

dartedplus

Will brew this when I get the chance.....probably doing a 2 gallon test batch first

November 11, 2013 at 01:13pm

4.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (All Grain5.5 gal)

  • 1 lbs Cara-Pils® Malt; Briess

    Cara-Pils® Malt; Briess

    Characteristics & Applications: • The endosperm is completely glassy and will appear to be darker than standard Brewers Malt. • Carapils® is a very unique dextrine-style malt that adds body, foam retention, and beer stability without influencing color or flavor. • Use to upgrade all types of beer, including light colored beers. • The non-fermentables in Carapils® are very advantageous in balancing body and flavor of dark colored beers. • May be used with or without other specialty malts. • Low usage of 1-5% will help achieve desired results. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 7 lbs 2-Row Brewers Malt; Briess

    2-Row Brewers Malt; Briess

    Mild malty flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • Base malt for all beer styles • Smoother, less grainy flavor than 6-Row Brewers Malt. • Slightly higher yield than 6-Row Brewers Malt. • Slight lower protein than 6-Row Brewers Malt. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 1 lbs Honey Malt

    Honey Malt

    Nutty honey flavor. For brown ales, Belgian wheats, bocks and many other styles.

  • 2.5 lbs 2-Row Caramel Malt 80L; Briess

    2-Row Caramel Malt 80L; Briess

    Pronounced Caramel, Slight Burnt Sugar, Raisiny, Prune. Characteristics & Applications: • In contrast to Brewers Malt, glassiness is a distinguishing characteristic of Caramel Malt. The glassy endosperm creates the desirable non-fermentable components giving true Caramel Malt the ability to contribute body (mouthfeel), foam, foam retention, and extended beer stability, while contributing color and unique caramel flavor. • 2-Row Caramel Malt 80L is a roasted caramel malt that imparts red to deep red color. • Use 3-15% in Amber and Red beers. • Use 10-15% in Bock beers. • Use 7-15% in Dark beers. • Use 10-15% in Porter and Stout. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 1 lbs Honey

    Honey

    Imparts sweet and dry taste. For honey and brown ales. Also: specialty ales.

  • 1 oz Hallertau - 4.5 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    Hallertau

    Good for all around bittering and finishing stock ales, Belgian ales, and continental style lagers. Aroma is mild, pleasant and flowery.

  • 1 oz Hallertau - 4.5 AA% pellets; boiled 35 min

    Hallertau

    Good for all around bittering and finishing stock ales, Belgian ales, and continental style lagers. Aroma is mild, pleasant and flowery.

  • WYeast 1056 American Ale™

    WYeast 1056 American Ale™

    Used commercially for several classic American ales. This strain ferments dry, finishes soft, smooth and dean, and is very well balanced.

Notes

Use 3 oz of basil leaves after flame out

Style (BJCP)

Category: 10 - American Ale

Subcategory: B - American Amber Ale

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.056 1.045 - 1.060
Terminal Gravity: 1.013 1.010 - 1.015
Color: 19.5 SRM 10 - 17
Alcohol: 5.7% ABV 4.50% - 6.00%
Bitterness: 28.8 IBU 25.00 - 40.00

Discussion

dartedplus

A little ddry

2014-02-10 5:01pm

This came out pretty nice....has a very nice nose with a great basil smell, which then translates into a spiciness, different from what you would expect from the basil. It fermented out a bit more than I wanted and I lost the residual sweetness I was looking for from the honey, but that can easily be fixed next time by cold crashing it at the right time, which I would say would be about 1.016 ( it finished about 1.010) Overall a beer worth doing again!!

dartedplus

Good Reviews

2014-02-15 2:58pm

I'm getting pretty good reviews on this from friends......it's getting better with age.....I dont think I want to make a full batch of this though, it's nice to have for something different but I dont want to drink a bunch of them at once.....I will probably keep it to small batches.

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