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Title: Mac & Jack African Amber
Post by: nazz on June 01, 2010, 11:51:31 PM
Mac & Jack African Amber Clone
Brew Type: Extract Date: 5/28/2010
Style: American Amber Ale Brewer:
Batch Size: 5.50 gal Assistant Brewer: 
Boil Volume: 3.82 gal Boil Time: 60 min
Equipment: My Extract Equipment
Taste Rating (50 possible points): 35.0

Ingredients Amount Item Type % or IBU
7.00 lb Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 73.7 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 10.5 %
1.00 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 10.5 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 5.3 %
1.25 oz Centennial [10.00%] (60 min) Hops 29.0 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50%] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops - 
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50%] (5 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops - 
0.28 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc 
5.00 oz Orange Peel, Sweet (Boil 30.0 min) Misc 
1 Pkgs British Ale (White Labs #WLP005) [Starter 2000 ml] Yeast-Ale 

Beer Profile Estimated Original Gravity: 1.058 SG (1.045-1.060 SG) Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.016 SG (1.010-1.015 SG) Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Color: 14.2 SRM (10.0-17.0 SRM) Color [Color]
Bitterness: 29.0 IBU (25.0-45.0 IBU) Alpha Acid Units: 2.3 AAU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 5.4 % (4.5-6.0 %) Actual Alcohol by Volume: 0.6 %
Actual Calories: 43 cal/pint



Carbonation and Storage Carbonation Type: Corn Sugar Carbonation Volumes: 2.4 (2.3-2.8 vols)
Estimated Priming Weight: 4.2 oz Temperature at Bottling: 60.0 F
Primer Used: - Age for: 4.0 Weeks
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F


Notes
2 lbs. of lite DME at 60 min. and 5 lbs. at 20 min. Zest of one orange peel at 30 min.
Title: Re: Mac & Jack African Amber
Post by: denny on June 02, 2010, 03:22:58 PM
You might add this recipe to the recipe wiki.  That's a better place to archive it and more people will see it and be able to access it.

http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/BeerRecipes
Title: Re: Mac & Jack African Amber
Post by: nazz on June 03, 2010, 10:43:03 PM
Ok will do, thanks
Title: Re: Mac & Jack African Amber
Post by: chumley on July 01, 2010, 08:10:03 PM
Does Mac n Jack's really add orange peel to African Amber?
Title: Re: Mac & Jack African Amber
Post by: denny on July 01, 2010, 08:23:16 PM
Does Mac n Jack's really add orange peel to African Amber?

Sure doesn't taste like it to me, but maybe they do.  Seems like most HB recipes I see for it have orange peel.  Maybe somebody just posted a recipe with it somewhere and it became the stuff of legend rather than reality?
Title: Re: Mac & Jack African Amber
Post by: 6thstreet on August 25, 2010, 08:41:40 PM
probably not 5 ozs. for a 5.5 gal batch.  I just brewed a similar clone for it using 1 oz. but I moved it down to 10 minutes left.  It is still maturing but it tastes very good.
Title: Re: Mac & Jack African Amber
Post by: tschmidlin on August 25, 2010, 09:10:55 PM
I highly doubt it.  But seeing as it's in my neck of the woods, I'll see what I can find out.
Title: Re: Mac & Jack African Amber
Post by: tschmidlin on August 26, 2010, 12:52:24 AM
I talked to a guy I know who used to work there.  They definitely do not use any orange peel or zest or anything in the amber, or any of their beers for that matter.  He has seen the recipe, and said that all of the clone recipes he's seen are way off (every homebrew shop in the area has a recipe).  He says to use lots of crystal, but he thinks the real key is the house yeast, although he doesn't know what the background of the yeast strain is.

Of course the goal is to clone the flavor, so if you think using orange peel gets you closer, have at it.