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California Switchback

171 calories 17 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: American Amber Ale
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 12 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 14 gallons
Post Boil Size: 12 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.045 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.052 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Calories: 171 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 17 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Tuesday February 27th 2024
1.052
1.012
5.3%
29.2
11.3
5.7
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
18 lb Viking - Extra pale malt18 lb Extra pale malt 37.6 1.8 79.3%
2 lb United Kingdom - Malted Naked Oats2 lb Malted Naked Oats 33 1.3 8.8%
2.50 lb German - CaraMunich I2.5 lb CaraMunich I 34 39 11%
3 oz United Kingdom - Black Patent3 oz Black Patent 27 525 0.8%
22.69 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
20 g Liberty20 g Liberty Hops Pellet 4 Boil 90 min 5.02 21.7%
42 g Sterling42 g Sterling Hops Pellet 8.7 Boil 90 min 22.92 45.7%
30 g Saaz30 g Saaz Hops Pellet 3.5 Boil 5 min 1.23 32.6%
92 g / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
8 gal Strike 152 °F 153 °F 80 min
7 gal Sparge 170 °F 170 °F 10 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.75 qt/lb
Starting Grain Temp: 153 °F
 
Yeast
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001
Amount:
3 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
76.5%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
68 - 73 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 204 B cells required
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Priming
CO2 Level: 4.04 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
"California Switchback" American Amber Ale beer recipe by Wyatthimself. All Grain, ABV 5.3%, IBU 29.16, SRM 11.34, Fermentables: (Extra pale malt, Malted Naked Oats, CaraMunich I, Black Patent) Hops: (Liberty, Sterling, Saaz)
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  • Last Updated: 2024-03-03 17:50 UTC
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