The Beginner Brewer: American Amber Ale Recipe

Saturday, 11 May 2013

American Amber Ale Recipe

Today I spent a great day at the Beer Keg homebrew shop and location of my future microbrewery. If you were there, I promised to post the recipe of the american amber ale I demo-ed. If you need a refresher on my step-by-step guide to brewing this type of beer, click here.

Here it is. Enjoy this crisp, flavorsome beer with some hearty winter food or as a refreshing libation at the end of a long day!

Redemption Red Ale

You will need:

Malt & Specialty Grains

(Grains for Steeping)

300g Caramunich III Caramel Malt 
120g Caramunich I Caramel Malt
60g Carafa Special I Chocolate Malt

(Extract)

2.35 kgs Dried Malt Extract

Hops

12g Warrior @ 60 minutes
10g Cascade @ 15 minutes
28g Cascade in the whirlpool

Others

1 tsp Irish Moss @ 10 minutes

Yeast

11.5 g packet of US-05 Dry Yeast or similar American yeast.

Technical Notes

OG (Original Gravity): 1.044
FG (Final Gravity): 1.011
ABV (Alcohol): 4.4%
IBUs (Bitterness Units): 30


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4 comments:

  1. Hi Harper. This will be my next brew. If I can't find warrior hops, can I substitute with Nugget at the same quantity or would you suggest sticking to warrior?

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    1. Hiya,
      You can substitute the Warrior hops with 14g of Nugget. Enjoy!

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  3. Hi Paul,
    You can certainly substitute Warrior for another hop. Nugget would be fine, as would Columbus or Magnum. You could also try some local Southern Dawn hops if you like. Enjoy!

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