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Awesome Amber Ale (super easy)

172 calories 17.8 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: Extract
Style: American Amber Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.043 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 85% (steeping grains only)
Source: Tom Westbrook
Calories: 172 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 17.8 g (Per 12oz)
Created Monday February 24th 2014
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
7 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Amber7 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Amber 35 10 93.3%
7 lbs / 0.00
Steeping Grains
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
0.50 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 120L0.5 lb Caramel / Crystal 120L 33 120 6.7%
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Liberty1 oz Liberty Hops Leaf/Whole 4 Boil 60 min 14.7 25%
1 oz Liberty1 oz Liberty Hops Leaf/Whole 4 Boil 30 min 11.29 25%
1 oz Liberty1 oz Liberty Hops Leaf/Whole 4 Boil 10 min 5.33 25%
1 oz Liberty1 oz Liberty Hops Leaf/Whole 4 Dry Hop 14 days 25%
4 oz / 0.00
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 each irish moss substitute for clarification Other Boil 15 min.
Wyeast - Denny's Favorite 50 1450
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
60 - 70 °F
Fermentation Temp:
64 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 85 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Quick Water Requirements
Water Liters
Heat water added to kettle (equipment estimates 6.08 g | 24.3 qt) 5.5
Grain absorption losses (steeping) -0.1
Volume increase from sugar/extract (early additions) 0.6
Pre boil volume (equipment estimates 6.61 g | 26.5 qt) 6
Boil off losses -1.5
Hops absorption losses (first wort, boil, aroma) -0.1
Post boil volume 5
Going into fermentor 5
WARNING: Kettle losses > 2% detected which throw off OG calculation for extract/partial mash recipes in batch target 'fermentor' mode. Solution: Reduce kettle losses, misc losses and hops absorption in equipment profile, OR set batch target to 'kettle' and do a full wort boil. See batch target FAQ.  
Total: 23.4  
Equipment Profile Used: System Default

A really floral Amber ale. Just enough bitterness that everyone will enjoy. Closely resembles Widmer Alchemy ale. Recipes don't get much easier and much better for the extract brewer. Steep your grains at 165 for 45 minutes before your boil when you add your extract. Then remove grains and boil, add your extract. Return to boil, add hops at timed intervals. Cool to 70ish and pitch yeast in a sanitized fermenter. Once your airlock stops bubbling transfer into a glass carboy for 2 to 3 weeks, I Kegged mine but bottling is standard rules of 3/4 cup of corn sugar in 2 cups of boiling water and transfer into bottling bucket or carboy. Then bottle. Have fun with this recipe. It's the most basic you can get for partial mash brewing. Soon you will be adding more grains and using less extract.

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  • Last Updated: 2014-05-27 04:56 UTC