American Amber Ale Recipe - Hoppy Amber Ale

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Hoppy Amber Ale

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All Grain
5.5 Gallon(s)
6 Gallon(s)
90 min
70%
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Brewed 6/23/2012 - A very hoppy amber ale. Base off a Nugget Nectar clone. It is a little bitter but has good malt to balance. Next time I would use a bit less of the bittering hops. I did a single infusion batch sparge at 154 in a 10 gallon water cooler with a stainless steel braid for the filter. The strike water was 5.86 gallons at 165. 1st runnings was 4.1 gallons, a little more than calculated. Sparged with 3.75 gallons at 185, brought the grain to 167.5.

Boiled for 90 minutes to bring out some of the darker colors. My original gravity was 1.073. I pitched a 2 cup starter made from wheat LME. Racked to a secondary 11 days and dry hopped. Kegged about 14 days later.

Fermentables

% lb fermentable ppg   L   usage  
66% 10.5 Pilsner Malt 38
Mash
16% 2.5 Vienna - US 36
Mash
16% 2.5 Munich - UK 37
Mash
3% 0.5 Caramel/Crystal 60 - US 36
60°
Mash
0% 0 Chocolate Malt - US 34
350°
Mash
16 lb

Hops

oz variety type usage time AA   IBU  
1 Nugget Pellet Boil 60 minutes 13.0 37.5
1 Simcoe Pellet Boil 20 minutes 13.0 22.7
1 Tomahawk Pellet Boil 15 minutes 16.0 22.9
1 Centennial Pellet Boil 10 minutes 10.0 10.5
1 Willamette Pellet Boil 5 minutes 5.5 3.2
1 Nugget Pellet Flame Out 0 minutes 13.0 0.0
1 Nugget Pellet Dry Hop 14 days 13.0 0.0
1 Simcoe Pellet Dry Hop 7 days 13.0 0.0
8 oz IBUs calculated using the Brewgr formula

Yeast

name attenuation  
White Labs California Ale WLP001 76%
 

Other Stuff

amount unit name usage
2 tsp Irish Moss Boil
0.5 tsp Fermax Yeast Nutrient Boil
 

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Comments

ctorx
ctorxThis looks delicious. I might have to use this for my next Amber.
8/23/2012 10:54 AM
Fresh
FreshThis is an awesome hoppy amber. I need more!
8/23/2012 3:46 PM

Recipe Facts

Hoppy Amber Ale
American Amber Ale
5.50 Gallons Liters
6.00 Gallons Liters  @  90  min
1.076
1.018
14.7° SRM
70%
96.9 IBU (brewgr)
1.27
7.5% ABV
261 per 12oz
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