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Vigilance Zapper Amber

209 calories 21.8 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: 7.8 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.048 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.063 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: Michael W Nielsen
Rating:
4.00 (1 Review)

Calories: 209 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 21.8 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Sunday April 12th 2020
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n/a
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Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
5 lb US - Pale 2-Row5 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 37.7%
5 lb American - White Wheat5 lb White Wheat 40 2.8 37.7%
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 120L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 120L 33 120 7.5%
1 lb Honey Malt1 lb Honey Malt 37 25 7.5%
0.75 lb American - Victory0.75 lb Victory 34 28 5.7%
4 oz Rice Hulls4 oz Rice Hulls 0 0 1.9%
0.25 lb Honey0.25 lb Honey 35 2 1.9%
13.25 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.50 oz Magnum0.5 oz Magnum Hops Pellet 11.8 Boil 60 min 20.71 22.7%
0.70 oz Cascade0.7 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7.1 Boil 10 min 6.32 31.8%
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7.1 Boil 2 min 2.11 45.5%
2.20 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
6.5 gal Strike -- 154 °F 60 min
3 gal Fly Sparge -- 168 °F 55 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 2 qt/lb
Starting Grain Temp: 65 °F
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 each Whirfloc Fining Boil 5 min.
4 oz honey Flavor Boil 15 min.
 
Yeast
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
75%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 113 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
Method: co2       CO2 Level: 2.52 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
25 6 18 36 38 356
Add 10g CaCL2 and 10gm Epsom Salt to 9.5 Gl of H2O to reach target water balance.
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

Mash thickness of 2.0 vice 1.5. Also added a little honey with 15 min left in boil just because..

Hit 154 deg with Mash. Sparge was 50min. OG 1.062.

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MNielsen 10/31/2020 at 02:48pm
4 of 5

This brew turned out very well. Asked to brew it again for a wedding. I'm usually more of a Stout and Porter drinker but will keep this one on tap as it is a hit with friends and family.


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