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Better Half Amber

Better Half Amber

American Amber Ale : All Grain : 5 gal

BlueCollar

My better half's favorite--hence the name!

November 21, 2013 at 07:31pm

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Ingredients (All Grain5 gal)

  • 9.5 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.

  • 1.5 lbs Crystal 60; Great Western

    Crystal 60; Great Western

    Similar to C40 but with a more extensive roasting to a target color of 60° ASBC. Has a more pronounced caramel flavor to coincide with the color.

  • .5 lbs American Victory

    American Victory

    Provides a deep golden to brown color. Use in nut brown ales, IPAs and Scottish ales.

  • .25 lbs Dextrine Malt

    Dextrine Malt

    In light-colored beers to give additional body. Adds richness without color.

  • .75 oz Amarillo® - 8.5 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    Amarillo®

    Grown in Washington. A newer multi-use hop with a nice citrus-flower bouquet and medium-high acid content suited for bittering. Used in American Ales and IPAs.

  • .5 oz Citra™ - 12.0 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min

    Citra™

    Citra™ is a special aroma hop variety developed by the Hop Breeding Company (a joint venture between John I. Haas, Inc. and Select Botanicals Group, LLC). It was released in 2007. Citra™ has fairly high alpha acids and total oil contents with a low percentage of cohumulone content. The variety imparts interesting citrus and tropical fruit characters to beer.

  • 0.50 oz Citra™ - 12.0 AA% pellets; boiled 1 min

    Citra™

    Citra™ is a special aroma hop variety developed by the Hop Breeding Company (a joint venture between John I. Haas, Inc. and Select Botanicals Group, LLC). It was released in 2007. Citra™ has fairly high alpha acids and total oil contents with a low percentage of cohumulone content. The variety imparts interesting citrus and tropical fruit characters to beer.

  • 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: 1.058 1.045 - 1.060
Terminal Gravity: 1.013 1.010 - 1.015
Color: 15.3 SRM 10 - 17
Alcohol: 5.9% ABV 4.50% - 6.00%
Bitterness: 40.0 IBU 25.00 - 40.00

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