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Anybody's Guess Amber Ale

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Anybody's Guess Amber Ale

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Beer Style: American Amber Ale 
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 gallons

Description:

This is one of those recipes that you threw everything you had lying around into the grain bill and hoped for the best....and now you wish you had the recipe! My friend that I brewed this with refers to this beer as the "kick ass amber" recipe. I did my best to recall what we used but cannot promise measurements. Worse case scenario this recipe is a great starting place for your own kick ass amber recipe!

An important note: We brewed for a few days then all the beer was loaded up into a car and driven about half way across the state. The FG was actually 1.022 but it should not have been that high. The FG should have been more like 1.012, and if it had been, the ABV would have been higher. We suspect the fermentation was affected somehow by transporting the beer this way because we had high FG on all the beers we brewed and transported that weekend.

Ingredients:

  • Pale Millet Malt - about 4 lbs
  • Pale Rice Malt - about 2 lbs
  • Goldfinch Millet Malt - about a lb
  • Biscuit Rice Malt - one maybe two lbs
  • Amber Rice Malt (naked but you can use the regular malt) - about 5 lbs
  • Apple Wood Smoked Biscuit Malt - Maybe an ounce or two
  • Roasted Buckwheat Malt - about 1 1/2 lbs
  • Magnum, Citra and Amarillo Hops
  • Yeast Nutrient and Irish Moss
  • M15 Yeast (I think!)

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 7-10 days
Secondary Ferment: 7-10 days

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.047
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol by Vol: 4.7%
Color SRM: 0.0
Bitterness IBU: 0.0
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.0 Gallons
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Procedure:

Perform a Single Infusion Mash at 163.4 F for 90 to 120 minutes; or Step Mash at 155-165F for 90 to 120 minutes followed by 140-150F for 90 to 120 minutes with SEBAmyl BAL 100 or Termamyl, and SEBAmyl L enzymes. Use the appropriate amount of rice hulls to ensure circulation and filtration.

Allow to achieve hot break and maintain rolling boil.

0.5 oz Magnum Hops @ 60 min
1 oz Amarillo Hops @ 45 min
0.5 oz Citra Hops @ 15 min
Irish Moss & Yeast Nutrients @ 15 min

M15 Yeast

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