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The Great Ale

The Great Ale

American Amber Ale : Partial Mash : 5 gal

Papabrew

A simple shop kit I make up for customers. I've made this for myself many times. It is a good all-around ale.

January 30, 2014 at 12:23am

4.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (Partial Mash5 gal)

  • 3.5 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.

  • 1.0 lbs 2-Row Caramel Malt 60L; Briess

    2-Row Caramel Malt 60L; Briess

    Sweet, Pronounced Caramel. 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 60L is a roasted caramel malt that imparts deep golden to red color. • Use 3-7% for Pilsener-style beers for balance. • Use 5-15% to provide color, sweetness and color to amber and red beers. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 4 lbs CBW® Golden Light Powder (Dry Malt Extract); Briess

    CBW® Golden Light Powder (Dry Malt Extract); Briess

    Malty flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • CBW® Golden Light (Powder) is a dry, 100% pure malted barley extract made from 100% Briess malts and water. • CBW® Golden Light can be used in the production of all extract beer styles and to adjust the color, flavor and gravity of all grain beers. • Advantages of using extract in a brewhouse include: o Save time. o Increase capacity/boost productivity. o Extends the brew size by adding malt solids to the wort. o Boost gravity. o Adjust color. o Improve body and head retention. • Briess Malt & Ingredients Company is the only vertically integrated malting company in North America. That means we make our pure malt extracts from our own malt so you are assured of receiving only the fullest flavored, freshest, pure malt extracts for top brewhouse performance. • All styles of extract beer, and to adjust the color, flavor and gravity of all grain beers.

  • 1 oz Cascade - 5.5 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    Cascade

    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • 1 oz Cascade - 5.5 AA% pellets; boiled 20 min

    Cascade

    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • Fermentis US-05 Safale US-05

    Fermentis US-05 Safale US-05

    The most famous ale yeast strain found across America, now available as a ready-to-pitch dry yeast. Produces well balanced beers with low diacetyl and a very clean, crisp end palate. Sedimentation: low to medium. Final gravity: medium. Pitching instructions: Re-hydrate the dry yeast into yeast cream in a stirred vessel prior to pitching. Sprinkle the dry yeast in 10 times its own weight of sterile water or wort at 27C± 3C(80F ±6F). Once the expected weight of dry yeast is reconstituted into cream by this method (this takes about 15 to 30 minutes), maintain a gentle stirring for another 30 minutes. Then pitch the resultant cream into the fermentation vessel. Alternatively, pitch dry yeast directly in the fermentation vessel providing the temperature of the wort is above 20C(68F). Progressively sprinkle the dry yeast into the wort ensuring the yeast covers all the surface of wort available in order to avoid clumps. Leave for 30 minutes and then mix the wort e.g. using aeration.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 10 - American Ale

Subcategory: B - American Amber Ale

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.055 1.045 - 1.060
Terminal Gravity: 1.013 1.010 - 1.015
Color: 13.0 SRM 10 - 17
Alcohol: 5.6% ABV 4.50% - 6.00%
Bitterness: 31.5 IBU 25.00 - 40.00

Discussion

Papabrew

5 gallons - gone!

2014-03-05 5:20pm

I brewed a batch for a gathering of old friends and beer guzzlers. 5 gallons was nearly not enough. In general the beer's flavor was a typical American ale. To my taste it needed a few more IBUs but EVERYONE else thought it was very drinkable, flavorful & quenching. Consensus was I should leave the recipe alone. You decide.

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