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


2.35 kgs Dried Malt Extract


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


1 tsp Irish Moss @ 10 minutes


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



  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!

  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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