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Critique my amber ale recipe
« on: March 12, 2012, 08:02:58 AM »
For 10 gallon batch
Recipe :

8# 2-Row
8# Munich
1.5#  Caramel 60L
1.5# Biscuit
1 # Carapils

Mash @ 154 for 1 hour
add 4 oz. Roasted Barley to top of mash and then sparge

60 Minute boil with hop additions :
1 oz. Cascade FWH
1 oz. Cascade 60 min.
1 oz. Cascade 30 min.
1 oz. Cascade 5 min.

Yeast : California Ale

What do you think? 
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Re: Critique my amber ale recipe
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 08:57:11 AM »
Looks pretty good to me.
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Re: Critique my amber ale recipe
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 09:22:11 AM »
What does adding roasted barley before sparge do?

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Re: Critique my amber ale recipe
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 10:11:45 AM »
What does adding roasted barley before sparge do?

Makes it so it contributes color but virtually no flavor.  Also doesn't affect mash pH.
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Re: Critique my amber ale recipe
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 10:18:26 AM »
What does adding roasted barley before sparge do?

Makes it so it contributes color but virtually no flavor.  Also doesn't affect mash pH.

Never thought of doing this.  I may have to try this sometime. 
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Re: Critique my amber ale recipe
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 10:29:37 AM »
Yes, what Denny said.  It is a technique I picked up from Gordon Strong's book Brewing better Beer.  Great book!
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Re: Critique my amber ale recipe
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2012, 11:43:59 AM »
Looks good to me to me too.

I've used chocolate in place of roasted barley as you are planning to do during the sparge for a Cali-common with excellent results.
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Re: Critique my amber ale recipe
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2012, 12:43:25 PM »
Or you could use Sinamar since you just want color and not flavor.  That's my preferred method.
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Re: Critique my amber ale recipe
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2012, 05:40:23 AM »
All cascade hopped amber ale is a good idea.  I just bottled mine.  When I tested the gravity i tasted it and you get some really great hop flavor up front, but not bitter, and a nice caramely flavor from the c-120. 
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Re: Critique my amber ale recipe
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2012, 04:29:24 PM »
Brewed this last Wednesday and it is happily chugging away in the fermenters in my basement.  I got a little higher gravity then I had anticipated.  I may have to call this my Razorback Red!
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