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Full Sail Amber

193 calories 21 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: American Amber Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 11 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 13 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.049 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 80% (brew house)
Source: jkendal
Calories: 193 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 21 g (Per 12oz)
Created Tuesday November 12th 2013
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
19.75 lb American - Pale 2-Row19.75 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 89.8%
2 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 90L2 lb Caramel / Crystal 90L 33 90 9.1%
0.25 lb American - Chocolate0.25 lb Chocolate 29 350 1.1%
22 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
3 oz Cascade3 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7.1 First Wort 0 min 22.39 50%
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7.1 Boil 30 min 9.47 16.7%
1 oz Mount Hood1 oz Mount Hood Hops Pellet 5.4 Boil 15 min 4.65 16.7%
1 oz Mount Hood1 oz Mount Hood Hops Pellet 5.4 Boil 2 min 0.79 16.7%
6 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
28 qt Mash-in Infusion 152 °F 60 min
9 qt Mash-out Infusion 168 °F 10 min
26 qt Batch Sparge Sparge 168 °F 10 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.27 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
2 tsp Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1 tbsp Yeast Nutrient Other Boil 15 min.
2 each Whirlfloc Fining Boil 15 min.
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
59 - 75 °F
Fermentation Temp:
67 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Target Water Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
I don't know the exact profile of my well water, but I do know that it is very high alkaline - close to 7.8 but it tastes great. I use gypsum to bring it down on my pale beers - my dark beers come out fantastic without it.
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

Brewed on 11/10/2013. OG was right on the money.

Update 11/14/13 - fermentation had already started the morning after brew day (which is typical for me) and as of last night it's slowed down quite a bit - all of my ales usually ferment out fairly quickly (I rarely have one still active on the 4th day). So now it'll sit for at least another 10 days to 2 weeks before it goes to keg (I don't ever rack to a secondary any more - gave that up years ago).

Update 11/29/13 - I usually keg my beers and let them carbonate naturally over a week or so, but with all the rain and then the preparations for the holidays I ran out of time and had to keg and force carb this batch just in time for Thanksgiving dinner yesterday, so it was just a tad cloudy (FG 1.015). It tastes like Full Sail but I don't have any on hand to compare, but it's delicious - I'll be brewing this one again, for sure!

Update 12/10/13 - the beer has cleared and the hops have mellowed a bit. This beer tastes fantastic! I'm trying to limit myself to just one whenever I go to the tap so that the 1st keg lasts through Christmas - I'm taking the 2nd one to a New Year's Eve party where I know it'll be a big hit!

If you're a fan of Full Sail Amber Ale, you will like this recipe. This is one terrific Amber Ale!

If you brew this, leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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