American Amber Ale – All Grain

Statistics

General Info

Substitute Victory Malt for the Honey Malt if possible. Maris Otter base malt would be excellent as well.

Updated based upon judges comments from the Foam on the Range regional contest.

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
8.00 pounds American Pale Malt (2-Row) 82.1%
0.75 pounds Crystal Malt 40L 7.7%
0.50 pounds Crystal Malt 120L 5.1%
0.50 pounds American Victory Malt 5.1%
9.75 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%

Hops

Amount Hop Time AA
0.75 ounces Magnum 60 min 14.0%
0.50 ounces Amarillo 10 min 8.4%
0.50 ounces Amarillo 0 min 8.4%
1.00 ounces Amarillo 0 min 8.4%
2.75 ounces Total Hop Weight

Yeasts

Name Lab/Manufacturer Form Amount
California Ale (WLP001) White Labs Liquid 35 ml.

Mash Infusion

Step Description Temp. Time
Dough In 153° F 5 min.
Infusion Stir every 20 minutes 153° F 60 min.
Sparge Batch sparge X2. 170° F 40 min.

Procedure

  • Single infusion mash at 153° for 60 minutes.
  • Batch sparge with 4.75 gallons of 170° water.
  • 90 minute boil.
  • Add hops according to schedule.
  • Cool wort to 70° and pitch yeast.

Fermentation and Aging

Primary:
11 days @ 68° F
Secondary:
7 days @ 58° F
Age:
38 days @ 58° F

Coppertone Tan

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Brew Day Data

  Target Actual Notes
Str Water Amt: 3.2                                                                                                                 
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Sp Water Amt: 6.5    
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Pre-Boil Grav:      
Pre-Boil Amt: 6.7    
Post-Boil Amt: 5.0    
Boil Time: 60    
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