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Saint James Club AAA

155 calories 11.1 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: American Amber Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.035 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 52% (brew house)
Source: Twelve Apostles Beer
Calories: 155 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 11.1 g (Per 12oz)
Created Tuesday September 27th 2016
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
12 lb American - Pale 2-Row12 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 85.7%
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 60L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 60L 34 60 7.1%
1 lb American - Victory1 lb Victory 34 28 7.1%
14 lb / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.50 oz Magnum0.5 oz Magnum Hops Pellet 12.3 Boil 60 min 24.21 20%
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Leaf/Whole 8.1 Boil 10 min 10.51 40%
1 oz Ahtanum1 oz Ahtanum Hops Leaf/Whole 5.3 Whirlpool at 175 °F 0 min 3.61 40%
2.5 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
4.5 gal Strike water temp. 170°F Infusion 152 °F 60 min
6.5 gal Strike water temp. 177°F Fly Sparge 156 °F 30 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.3 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:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 87 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Method: Corn Sugar       Amount: 4.25 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 47 170
-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
-Gypsum used to add sulfate "crispness" to the hop bitterness. 1 tsp. in 7.5 gallons = +33 ppm sulfate added to water chemistry.
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

-Batch Series #12A-9A
-Saint James Club is part of the Twelve Apostles beer series of American Amber Ale research brews. Experimentation with water profile, grain bill, temperature variations including mash temp. variations, ambient temp., hops varieties and yeast strains provide endless opportunity to learn about and improve this beer over a period of 1 year (2016).
-American Amber (Red) Ale with a sharp bite from a carefully chosen selection of hops: Magnum hops for bittering, whole leaf Cascade hops for grapefruit flavor, and Ahtanum hops adds a distinctive citrus / floral aroma.
-Targeted Mash temperatures in the range of 152°F to 156°F creating a wort with a nice balance of fermentable and non-fermentable sugars.
-White Labs California Ale WLP001 PurePitch Lot # 1028106 Manuf.: Aug 3, 2016 QC cell count: 2.35e9/ml slurry.

  • Gypsum used to add sulfate "crispness" to the hop bitterness: 61.5 ppm Ca per gram of gypsum added to 1 gallon of water. 61.5ppm / 7.5 GA = 8.2ppm/gr. 8.2ppm X 4 = 32.8 ppm/tsp.
    -All test equipment calibrated prior to use, samples temperature adjusted, FG measured with precision hydrometer.
    -Bitterness to starting gravity ratio: (IBU [38.33] divided by OG [48]) = [.8]. (0.5 to 0.7 for a balanced amber brew).

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