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Friday, 19 October, 2018


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Lair American Ale No. 497

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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):

21

Bitterness (IBU):

23

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 Dextrin Malt, Chocolate Malt, and Flaked Wheat. It uses North American hops dosed for hop-malt balance, 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 Dextrin Malt

0.25 lbs of Chocolate Malt

0.25 lbs Flaked Wheat

Hops :

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

1.25 oz for 60 min. (bittering)

2 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.