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White House Honey Ale (Official Recipe)

199 calories 22 carbs
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Beer Stats
Method: Extract
Style: American Amber Ale
Boil Time: 50 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 3 gallons
Efficiency: 30% (steeping grains only)
Source: The White House
Calories: 199 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 22 g (Per 12oz)
URL: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/08/29/ale-chief-white-house-beer-recipe
Created Sunday September 2nd 2012
1.060
1.017
5.63%
27.73
11.09
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
6.6 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Light6.6 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Light 35 4 67%
1 lb Dry Malt Extract - Light1 lb Dry Malt Extract - Light 42 4 10.2%
1 lb Honey 1 lb Honey - (late addition) 42 2 10.2%
8.6 lb Total      
Steeping Grains
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
0.75 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 40L0.75 lb Caramel / Crystal 40L 34 40 7.6%
0.5 lb Belgian - Biscuit0.5 lb Biscuit 35 23 5.1%
 
Hops
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1.5 oz Kent Goldings1.5 oz Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 5 Boil 50 min 50%
1.5 oz Fuggles1.5 oz Fuggles Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 5 min 50%
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
2 tsp Gypsum Water Agt Boil 45 min.
 
Yeast
Danstar - Windsor Ale Yeast
Amount:
1
Attenuation (avg):
72%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
64 - 70 °F
Starter:
No
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Priming
Method: Dextrose       Amount: 3/4 Cup      
Quick Water Requirements
Water Gallons  Quarts
Target batch size 5.5 22  
Grain absorption losses (steep / mash) -0.16 -0.6  
Boil water added to kettle 2.36 9.4  
Volume increase from sugar/extract (early additions) 0.64 2.6  
Starting boil volume 3 12  
Volume increase from sugar/extract (late additions) 0.08 0.3  
Boil off losses -1.25 -5  
Hops absorption losses -0.11 -0.5  
Top off amount 3.78 15.1  
WARNING: Kettle losses >2% detected which throw off OG calculation for extract/partial mash recipes in batch target 'fermentor' mode. Solution: Reduce kettle dead space, 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: 6.3 25.2
 
Notes

Add 2 tsp of Gypsum to water, based off starting with DC water.

The recipe released from the White House has an error, they mention 1.5 oz of Fuggle in the list of ingredients, but then only 0.5 oz in the instructions. I went with 1.5 oz here.

The instructions are also a little weird in terms of the boil times. They say 'add the honey and boil for 5 more minutes'. So, actually it is a 50 minute boil, not a 45 minute boil.

Other than that, it is a straight forward extract batch.

To get it to qualify as an Amber Ale, had to set the IBU equation to Rager, and the SRM equation to Daniels. I'm open to suggestions on the style (haven't tasted it).

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