Sam Adams Summer Ale Clone Recipe

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Sam Adams Summer Ale Clone

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All Grain
5 Gallon(s)
6.5 Gallon(s)
60 min
68%
All Grain homebrew recipe. This homebrew recipe uses the following ingredients: Pilsner - DE, White Wheat - US, Carapils - DE, Flaked Wheat - US, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops, Saaz Hops, White Labs East Coast Ale WLP008 Homebrew Yeast, Orange or Lemon peel.

Fermentables

50% - Pilsner - DE
5
38
1
Mash
35% - White Wheat - US
3.5
40
2
Mash
5% - Carapils - DE
0.5
33
2
Mash
10% - Flaked Wheat - US
1
35
2
Mash

Hops

Hallertauer Mittelfrüh
0.5
Pellet
Boil
60 min(s)
4.3
8.0
Saaz
1
Pellet
Boil
5 min(s)
3.8
2.8

Yeast

White Labs East Coast Ale WLP008
72%

Other Stuff

Orange or Lemon peel
1
oz
Mash

Mash Steps

No mash steps in this recipe

Special Instructions

1.
Strike with 3.8 gallons @ 162 (desired rest 152 at 60 min)
2.
Sparge with 4.2 gallons @170
3.
Add 1 oz of lemon zest 10 min before end of boil
4.
Add .1 oz or 1 gram of paradise seed 10 min before end of boil
5.
Use 4.5 oz corn sugar for priming

Tasting Notes (6)

Brewer 109767

Tasted on 7/21/2018 by Brewer 109767

Notes:

Nepenthe guy said to add maybe 1/2 lb of crystal 20 l next time to get more malt background.

Brewer 109767

Tasted on 7/15/2018 by Brewer 109767

Notes:

Tasted too citrusy and shandyish. Not enough malt backbone.

Brewer 109767

Tasted on 7/15/2018 by Brewer 109767

Notes:

Hit about 59.63% efficiency

Brewer 109767

Tasted on 6/22/2018 by Brewer 109767

Notes:

Ended up with 1.006 final gravity.

Brewer 109767

Tasted on 6/22/2018 by Brewer 109767

Notes:

Exceeding 5 gallon pitching volume by about 2 1/2 cups.

Brewer 109767

Tasted on 6/7/2018 by Brewer 109767

Notes:

Used White Labs 029 German Ale yeast because yeast for recipe not in stock. Used full bag of seeds which ended up being 2.3 oz. Strike temp 164 with resting temp of 153. Hit 6.5 gallons exactly pre-boil. Yielded a little over 5 gallons with an OG of 1.044.

Recipe Facts

Sam Adams Summer Ale Clone
  • 5.00 Gallons Liters Batch Size
  • 6.50 Gallons Liters Boil Size
  • 60  min Boil Time
  • 1.052 OG
  • 1.015 FG
  • 10.9 IBU (tinseth) Bitterness
  • 0.21 BG:GU
  • 3.2° SRM Color
  • 68% Efficiency
  • 4.8% ABV Alcohol
  • 174 per 12oz Calories
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