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.

Made a quick starter to rouse yeast a bit. Smelled great when the Amarillos were added... Racked to primary (July 29, 2007). Racked to secondary (August 6, 2007). Racked to keg and took FG (August 14, 2007). Conditioned cool (66 F) for two weeks and then cold conditioned for another two weeks before tapping. Initial pint was a OK - will need to carbonate a bit more. Malty with a kick of hops that should mellow a bit as it ages (September 7, 2007).

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
8.00 pounds American Pale Malt (2-Row) 82%
0.75 pounds Crystal Malt 40L 7.7%
0.38 pounds Crystal Malt 60L 3.9%
0.25 pounds American Chocolate Malt 2.6%
0.38 pounds Honey Malt 3.9%
9.76 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%

Non-Fermentables

Amount Non-Fermentable Time
1 tsp. Gypsum 60 minutes
1 tsp. Irish Moss 15 minutes

Hops

Amount Hop Time AA
0.65 ounces Magnum 60 min 13.1%
0.50 ounces Amarillo 15 min 10.5%
0.50 ounces Amarillo 0 min 10.5%
1.65 ounces Total Hop Weight

Yeasts

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

Mash Infusion

Step Description Temp. Time
Infusion 153° F 60 min.
Sparge Batch sparge 2x 167° F 40 min.

Procedure

  • Single infusion mash at 153 for 60 minutes.
  • Batch sparge with 4.0 gallons of 167 water.
  • 90 minute boil.
  • Add hops according to schedule
  • Cool wort to 75 degrees and pitch yeast.

Fermentation and Aging

Primary:
7-10 days @ 68° F
Secondary:
7-14 days @ 68° F
Age:
35 days @ 50° F

Coppertone Tan

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Brew Day Data

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Str Water Amt: 3.2                                                                                                                 
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Sp Water Amt: 6.8    
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Pre-Boil Amt: 7    
Post-Boil Amt: 5.25    
Boil Time: 60    
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