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Monday, 10 December, 2018


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Lair American Ale No. 479

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American Ale

American Ale

Original Gravity (SG):

1.040

Batch Size (gal):

5.0

Final Gravity (SG):

1.011

Boil Volume (gal):

3.0

Strength (% ABW):

3.00

Time (weeks):

5

Color (SRM):

23

Bitterness (IBU):

10

Calories (Cals/12oz):

131


Recipe Description:

This recipe is designed to make a low strength American Ale that is dark amber in color. Fermentables include Victory Malt, Chocolate Malt, and Flaked Maize. It uses North American hops dosed for low hop presence, with additions for bittering and flavor. The American Ale yeast ferments dry and finishes soft, smooth, and clean.


INGREDIENTS

Fermentables :

4 lbs of Extra Light Dry Malt Extract

1 lbs of Victory Malt

0.25 lbs of Chocolate Malt

0.25 lbs Flaked Maize

Hops :

North American (Mount Hood, Cascade - 5.75 % AA, pellet)

0.5 oz for 60 min. (bittering)

1 oz for 15 min. (flavor)

Yeast :

Wyeast 1056 American Ale - 1 packet

Water :

5.5 gal


METHODS

Brewing:

Extract and Specialty Grain Brewing

Steep specialty grain in brewpot at 150 °F for 20-30 minutes, then remove.

Add extract and boil wort for 60 minutes.

Add hops during boil as scheduled.

Estimated total brewing time = 90 minutes.

Fermentation:

Primary Fermentation - 7 days at 65 °F.

Secondary Fermentation - 10 days at 65 °F.

Filtering:

Do not filter.

Bottle Priming:

0.75 cup of Extra Light Dry Malt Extract for moderate carbonation.

Bottling

A total of 53 bottles of 12 oz size are needed.

Bottle Conditioning:

14 days at 65 °F.

Serving Temperature:

55 - 60 °F.