Amberbock clone for sick friend.

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  1. Kosh

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    #1 Kosh, Nov 8, 2019
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    Odd request... first a bit of info on my beer preferences:
    Stout/porters. old rasputin, founders. But also enjoy sweet irish stouts, robust and sweet porters.
    Dopplebock, wheat dopples, helles bock ie: salvatore.. Big rye ipa, pale ales, Octoberfest. That's a sampling of my likes, pretty much big mostly malt forward brews.

    Now the odd request: A friend is going to be in hospital awhile, i owe him a favor and want to give the gift of my homebrew. He loves michelob amberbock... aghhhh..... Actually tried two myself this week, shocked at how drinkable it was, but IMO, could use an abv bump, and a bit more body, flavor. Guessing what i can from their ingredient description i came up with this for a 2.5 gallon Extract batch. Curious if the recipe looks good to any of you, where I'm going wrong/right with amounts, etc. Would really appreciate any help making this a good beer for my freind! Recipe below: Thanks!

    Amber Bock .
    Author: Kosh
    Brew Method: Extract
    Style Name: American Amber Ale

    Batch Size: 2.5 gallons

    EDIT:
    ABV 6.24% aprox.
    IBU 22 aprox.

    FERMENTABLES:
    3.3 lb - LME Golden Light (71.5%)
    4 oz - Maltodextrin - (late addition) (5.4%)

    STEEPING GRAINS:
    7 oz - German - Munich Dark
    4 oz - American - Victory Malt
    1 oz - United Kingdom - Pale Chocolate (
    8 oz - American - Caramel / Crystal 90L

    HOPS:
    Hallertau Tradition
    Strisselspalt

    YEAST
    Fermentis / Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05. Not doing lager yeast due to crazy temps this time of year. 30 deg swings!
     
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    I'm a big fan of Michelob Amber Bock. If not mistaken, so is @Ozarks Mountain Brew. I think he has a recipe that he worked on for awhile. I bet he could help you out here.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    The US-05 is a good choice. I have substituted this for larger yeasts on several occasions.

    I would be inclined to reduce the steeping grains. I think this might come out a bit darker than you are shooting for.
     
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