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American Amber 3V 1

Amazingly I have never brewed an American Amber so I thought I’d give it a spin.  The grain bill is mostly from Brewing Classic Styles but I did use some of my preferred malts (Simpsons Med, Dark Crystal and Chocolate).  I had a bunch of different hops that I had won that I wanted to use before they went away which is where the hop bill came from.

Recipe Info

Recipe: american amber 3v 1
Style: American Amber Ale 19A BJCP 2015
Date: 05-17-2017

Recipe

Guideline Min

Guideline Max

OG

1.059

1.045

1.060

FG

1.012

1.010

1.015

Color

14.3

10.0

17.0

ABV

6.1

4.5

6.2

IBU

58.0

25.0

40.0

Brewery Info

Efficiency: 75 %
Attenuation: 80 %

Mash Info

Weight: 14.625 Lbs
Thickness: 1.25 Qt per Lb
Deadspace: 2.0 G
Strikewater: 6.57 G
Volume: 7.74 G
Temp: 150.0 F

Boil Info

Kettle Gravity: 1.048
Predicted Mash Run-off: 5.26 G
Target Starting Boil Volume: 8.5 G
Boil Duration: 60 min
Evaporation Rate: 1.5 G per Hour
Final Boil Volume: 7.0 G

Fermentables

Weight

% by Weight

Name

Yield

SRM

12.000 Lb

82.0 %

Golden Promise (Simpsons)

82.0

2.0

1.000 Lb

7.0 %

Crystal, Medium (Simpsons)

76.0

55.0

1.000 Lb

7.0 %

Munich Dark (BestMälz)

76.1

12.7

0.500 Lb

3.0 %

Crystal, Dark (Simpsons)

76.0

80.0

0.125 Lb

1.0 %

Chocolate Malt (Simpsons)

67.0

430.0

Hops

Weight

Name

AAU

Time

Use

IBUs

1.0 Oz

Magnum

12.0

60 mins

Boil

33.0

1.0 Oz

Cascade

6.2

20 mins

Aroma

5.0

1.0 Oz

Centennial

10.0

20 mins

Aroma

8.0

1.0 Oz

Simcoe

14.1

20 mins

Aroma

12.0

1.0 Oz

Centennial

10.0

4.0 days

Dry Hop

0.0

1.0 Oz

Cascade

6.2

4.0 days

Dry Hop

0.0

1.0 Oz

Simcoe

14.1

4.0 days

Dry Hop

0.0

Yeast

Amount

Name

1.000 unit

California Ale White Labs WLP001

Misc

Amount

Name

Time

Use

1.000 tablet

Whirlfloc Tablet

15 mins

Boil

0.500 tsp

Yeast Nutrient (Wyeast)

10 mins

Boil

Water

Predicted Mash Ph: 5.44

Ca

Mg

Na

Cl

So

Bicarbonate

Water

7

3

21

30

24

30

Mash

102

3

21

55

217

30

Sparge

101

3

21

55

216

30

Final

167

5

35

91

355

49

Target

75

0

0

0

200

0

Mash Water

Total Water Treated: 6.500 G
Percent RO / Distlled: 0 %
Water Used: 6.500 G

Mash Water Adjustments

Gypsum: 8.5 g
Calcium Chloride: 1.3 g

Sparge Water

Leftover Mash Water Used: Yes
Total Water Treated: 5.000 G
Percent RO / Distlled: 0 %
Water Used: 5.000 G

Sparge Water Adjustments

Gypsum: 6.5 g
Calcium Chloride: 1.0 g

Notes

Mash 150f 60 mins
168f 10 mins
Ferment 67f 2 weeks
Carb 2.5 volumes

5/29/17 1L starter w/ 100g DME WLP001
5/31/17 normal 3V brewday.  KG a little low so boiled extra 15 mins which was low on OG but close.
6/1/17 1″ kreusen and strong bubbling
6/2/17 ”
6/3/17 nice big kreusen still but bubbling is slowing
6/5/17 ~4 sec
6/9/17 ~6 sec
6/18/17 dry hopped with 3oz all at once
6/22/17 racked to keg.  so much hop debris that only got 2.5 gallons.  need to work on new method for super dry hopped beers.
FG 1.012
tastes really good.  clean.  nice malt character.  great hop character.  promising.
7/8/17 puled sample.  tastes great.  hazy.  needs gelatin so added gelatin that night.
7/10/17 put on 30psi of pressue @ 35F
7/11/17 moved to 11psi @ 35F and put on draft