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Amber Ale Hop schedule Suggestions
« on: November 12, 2015, 06:03:27 PM »
Hello everyone :)   and Good Morning

In need of assistance and or suggestions with Hop Schedule
American Amber Ale

Hop schedule;(Pellets): Is this good or  any suggestions????
60 Mins: 0.5 oz Centennial  AA% 8.9           IBU: 17.3   
15 Mins: 0.5 oz Centennial  AA% 8.9           IBU: 8.59   
5 Mins:  1.0  oz  Cascade    AA% 6.8          IBU: 5.27 

Dry Hop @ 6 days:  1 oz  Cascade   AA% 6.8 

Total IBU: 31.16
 
BU/GU Ratio: .62


Recipe is below with specs  :)

Style: American Amber Ale   
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)   
Boil Size: 7.52 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.037 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 80% (brew house)   
Original Gravity:1.050
Final Gravity: 1.012
ABV (standard): 5%
IBU (tinseth): 31.16
SRM (morey): 10.94

Fermentables
Amount   Fermentable   PPG   °L   Bill %
5.25 lb   United Kingdom - Golden Promise   37   3   55.6%
3 lb   German - Vienna   37   4   31.8%
1 lb   United Kingdom - Carastan (30/37)   35   34   10.6%
0.187 lb   United Kingdom - Pale Chocolate   33   207   2%
9.44 lb   Total   
        
Hops
Amount   Variety   Type   AA   Use    Time           IBU
0.5 oz Centennial                     Pellet       8.9           Boil    60 min   17.3
0.5 oz Centennial                     Pellet     8.9           Boil    15 min   8.59
1 oz   Cascade                     Pellet     6.8          Aroma      5 min   5.27

1 oz   Cascade   Pellet           6.8   Dry Hop   6 days   
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Re: Amber Ale Hop schedule Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2015, 06:14:03 PM »
Looks pretty good to me depending on what kind of hop character you are going for. I would personally remove the dry hop for an American Amber and save that for an APA.
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Re: Amber Ale Hop schedule Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2015, 06:25:19 PM »
Agreed, there is a lot of variance in American ambers these days - from light hop character all the way to near-IPA in some West coast examples. Personally, I think the hop schedule looks good. It's probably in the middle of the two extremes. Good luck !
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Re: Amber Ale Hop schedule Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2015, 07:37:17 PM »
Thanks , HoosierBrew and  goschman

I will drop the Dry Hop :) as you 2 suggested.. Gracias!!!


Quick question?  when choosing hopping amounts besides the intended IBU target..  do you try to Hop in a way that uses your all your hops rather  say for example hopping with .25 oz out of 1 oz.. leaving in the bag .75 oz left over..  which depending on your brewing frequency might be used  on another recipe   but if not then goes to waste right..?  Basically utilize your hops in schedule that minimizes waste or having to store your hops till you can find a chnace to use them again...



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Re: Amber Ale Hop schedule Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2015, 07:47:02 PM »
Thanks , HoosierBrew and  goschman

I will drop the Dry Hop :) as you 2 suggested.. Gracias!!!


Quick question?  when choosing hopping amounts besides the intended IBU target..  do you try to Hop in a way that uses your all your hops rather  say for example hopping with .25 oz out of 1 oz.. leaving in the bag .75 oz left over..  which depending on your brewing frequency might be used  on another recipe   but if not then goes to waste right..?  Basically utilize your hops in schedule that minimizes waste or having to store your hops till you can find a chnace to use them again...






I use a vacuum sealer to keep my hops fresh (in the freezer), so I just plan out what I want to use and seal/freeze the rest.  And FWIW, I think the oz of dry hops would be good in that beer. It'll be good either way.
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Re: Amber Ale Hop schedule Suggestions
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2015, 12:31:18 AM »
Thanks every one!! :)

I will keep it..  the dry hops..

I've never dried hop before so this would be my 1st  and im anxious to do it :)
see what it does and  then build upon this as an experience...


I'm thinking dry hopping it the last 5-6 days before bottling or kegging  while its cold crashed during those 5-6 days.
Any temps that are suggested or dont cold crash, etc...???


As this is my 1st time..LOL  Dry Hopping that is...
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Re: Amber Ale Hop schedule Suggestions
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2015, 12:47:48 AM »
Thanks every one!! :)

I will keep it..  the dry hops..

I've never dried hop before so this would be my 1st  and im anxious to do it :)
see what it does and  then build upon this as an experience...


I'm thinking dry hopping it the last 5-6 days before bottling or kegging  while its cold crashed during those 5-6 days.
Any temps that are suggested or dont cold crash, etc...???


As this is my 1st time..LOL  Dry Hopping that is...


An easy way to dry hop the first time is to put the hops in a fine mesh paint strainer bag and add to your fermenter after fermentation winds down. Wait 5 days, verify you're at final gravity, then package. It'll be good !
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Re: Amber Ale Hop schedule Suggestions
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2015, 06:31:15 AM »
Hoosierbrew,

Thank you will use the strainer bag as suggested :)
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