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Way of Saint James AAA

177 calories 15.8 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: American Amber Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.25 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.25 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.039 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 63% (brew house)
Source: Twelve Apostles Beer
Calories: 177 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 15.8 g (Per 12oz)
Created Wednesday February 24th 2016
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
10.50 lb American - Pale 2-Row10.5 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 85.7%
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 60L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 60L 34 60 8.2%
0.75 lb American - Victory0.75 lb Victory 34 28 6.1%
12.25 lb / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.50 oz Magnum0.5 oz Magnum Hops Pellet 12 Boil 60 min 23.99 16.7%
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Leaf/Whole 3.7 Boil 5 min 2.68 33.3%
0.50 oz Sorachi Ace0.5 oz Sorachi Ace Hops Pellet 11.1 Boil 5 min 4.42 16.7%
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Leaf/Whole 3.7 Whirlpool at 175 °F 20 min 2.64 33.3%
3 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
16 qt Infusion 152 °F 60 min
20 qt Fly Sparge 154 °F 20 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 tsp Gypsum Water Agt Boil 1 hr.
1 tsp Irish Moss Fining Boil 10 min.
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001
1 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
68 - 73 °F
Fermentation Temp:
70 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 93 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Method: Corn Sugar       Amount: 4.2 oz.       CO2 Level: 2.3 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring Water
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
52 11 9 26 14 170
Total Dissolved Solids TDS 240
*10 GA Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring water, bottled at the source Johnstown N.Y. plant.
Source treatment process: Absolute micron filtration and Ozonation.
Ref. ASW Bottled Water Report 2015 Johnstown.pdf
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
  • American Amber(Red)Ale with a sharp bite of citrusy hops.
  • American 2-row pale ale malt, American Crystal 60L and Victory malt rounds out the grain bill. Mash temperatures in the range of 152°F to 154°F create a wort with a nice balance of fermentable and non-fermentable sugars. Magnum hops adds a balanced bitterness, Sorachi Ace hops adds a uniquely lemony aroma, and homegrown Cascade hops add grapefruit flavor during the finish and again in a whirlpool. Yeast: White Labs WLP001(California Ale) Purepitch Lot #1021675 11/23/2015 QC cell count: 1.49 billion cells/ml slurry.
  • Way of Saint James is the 3rd of 12 brews in the Twelve Apostles beer line. Each of the 12 brews are an American Amber Ale. Experimentation with water profile, temperature variations including ambient temp., grain bill, hops varieties and yeast strains provide endless opportunity to learn and improve this beer over the year.
  • Cascade hops Alpha Acid was age adjusted in this recipe since the details of storage and pick date are a known variable.
  • Bitterness to starting gravity ratio (IBU [33.7] divided by OG [54]) = .62 [0.5 to 0.7 for a balanced amber].
  • Actual Final Gravity (w/h calibrated precision hydrometer)
    Batch #12A-4A
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  • Last Updated: 2016-10-09 14:59 UTC
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