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Offline madscientist

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Amber Ale feedback
« on: November 27, 2011, 12:17:08 PM »
So I want to get away from using the typical hops (Cascade, Centennial), so I came up with this Amber Ale recipe that's loosely based on what I've read regarding North Coast Red Seal Ale.  Was looking for feedback mainly on the grain bill, but am open to suggestions.  Also I want to get away from the typical hops I've been using for my Amber Ale.  (Previously it was Centennial/Cascade which is excellent, but I'm looking to make it different than my Pale Ale and IPA which I eventually plan on brewing).

Partial Mash
Batch Size: 5gal
Boil: 3gal
Est OG: 1.052
Color: 12.2
IBU: 33

2 lbs. American 2-Row
0.5 lbs Crystal 080
0.5 lb Victory
0.25 lb Wheat Malt
3 lbs. Amber Dry Extract
1 lb. Amber Dry Extract (Late addition 30 min)

Hops:
1 oz Cluster @ 60 min
0.7oz Liberty @ 20 min
1 oz Liberty @ 10 min
1 oz Liberty @ 0 min

Wyeast 1056 or WLP 001

Dry Hop 7 days with something... maybe Centennial. 

Thoughts, suggestions?
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Re: Amber Ale feedback
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011, 01:31:53 PM »
Use light extract and get all your color and flavor from specialty grains.
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Re: Amber Ale feedback
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011, 04:31:24 PM »
Use light extract and get all your color and flavor from specialty grains.

Ok, I just looked at my extract amber ale and I used Light LME there.  I adjusted the grain bill and added about 2 oz of Crystal 120.  Got me right where I wanted to be in terms of color.  Thanks, Denny.
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