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Cherry Vanilla Amber Ale

195 calories
Method: Partial Mash
Style: American Amber Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 3.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.093 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: HG Brewing
Calories: 195 calories (Per 12oz)
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Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
8 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Amber8 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Amber 35 10 80%
1 lb United Kingdom - Crystal 50L1 lb Crystal 50L 34 50 10%
1 lb American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt)1 lb Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 33 1.8 10%
10 lb Total      
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
1 oz Northern Brewer1 oz Northern Brewer Hops Pellet 7.8 Boil 60 min 18.25
2 oz El Dorado2 oz El Dorado Hops Pellet 14 Boil 5 min 13.06
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
2.5 galmash grains--150 °F45 min
0.5 galrinse grains into brewpot, bring to a boil, add LME, bring to a boil, start hop schedule.Sparge150 °F--
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
1 tsp Gypsum Water Agt Boil 1 hr.
4 oz Pure Vanilla Extract Flavor Boil 1 hr.
4 oz Cherry Extract Flavor Secondary --
4 oz Pure Vanilla Extract Flavor Secondary --
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
60 - 72 °F
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 106 B cells required
Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Method: Corn Sugar       CO2 Level: 2.4 Volumes
Target Water Profile: Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
80 5 25 75 80 100
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
Quick Water Requirements
Water Gallons  Quarts
Target batch size 5.5 22  
Grain absorption losses (steep / mash) -0.25 -1  
Boil water added to kettle 2.82 11.3  
Volume increase from sugar/extract (early additions) 0.68 2.7  
Starting boil volume 3.5 14  
Boil off losses -1.5 -6  
Hops absorption losses -0.11 -0.5  
Top off amount 3.61 14.5  
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: 6.68 26.7
Ferment for 7 days, or until fermentation slows. Rack to secondary and add cherry flavoring and vanilla extract. Leave 14 days, or until fermentation ends. Add Gelatin (optional) 3 days before bottling and cold crash in fridge to clarify beer (eliminate chill haze).

Bottle and condition 21 days at room temp. Chill 3 days and enjoy.

Lots of Cherry nose and lingering Vanilla flavor..with just enough hops in there to make it interesting...
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Last Updated: 2014-04-02 13:01 UTC