April Fools Amber

Posted: April 5, 2013 in Uncategorized
April Fools Amber
American Amber Ale

Type: All Grain Date: 3/23/2013
Batch Size: 5.00 gal Brewer: Matt Kirchoff
Boil Size: 5.93 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: EBC Brew Rig
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00
Taste Notes:


Amount Item Type % or IBU
7.00 lb PNW Malt (3.0 SRM) Grain 65.12 %
2.00 lb White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 18.60 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 4.65 %
0.50 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 4.65 %
0.25 lb Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 2.33 %
0.50 oz Magnum [16.40 %] (60 min) Hops 25.5 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [5.80 %] (20 min) Hops 5.5 IBU
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
0.50 lb Milk Sugar (Lactose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 4.65 %
1 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [Starter 1000 ml] Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.056 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.058 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.57 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 6.91 %
Bitterness: 30.9 IBU Calories: 254 cal/pint
Est Color: 11.9 SRM Color:


Mash Profile

Mash Name: Temperature Mash, 1 Step, Medium Body Total Grain Weight: 10.25 lb
Sparge Water: 0.00 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
Temperature Mash, 1 Step, Medium Body
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Saccharification Add 29.00 qt of water at 158.2 F 153.0 F
10 min Mash Out Heat to 168.0 F over 10 min 168.0 F
Mash Notes: Temperature mash for use when mashing in a brew pot over a heat source such as the stove. Use heat to maintain desired temperature during the mash.

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2) Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 10.2 PSI Carbonation Used:
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 38.0 F Age for: 7.0 days
Storage Temperature: 38.0 F


3/23 – I ran into a bit of a snag today and had the wheat malt clog the bazooka screen in the bottom of my MLT, which dramatically slowed down my recirculation during the mash. I had to disconnect the outlet hose from my MLT and blow out the clog twice. I will have to remember to toss in some rice hulls in the future. Otherwise it was a fine brew session and I hit 72% efficiency.

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