Ornate Amber Ale


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Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Safale American US-05
Batch Size (Gallons): 10.50
Original Gravity: 1.055
Final Gravity: 1.012
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
IBU: 31.9
Color: 15.5 SRM
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 4
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10
Est ABV: 5.7%

Amount Item Type % or IBU
8.00 lb Briess Pale Ale Malt 2-Row (3.5 SRM) Grain 40.0 %
4.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 20.0 %
3.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt – 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 15.0 %
2.00 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 10.0 %
2.00 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 10.0 %
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 5.0 %
1.50 oz Cascade [7.2%] (60 min) Hops 20.6 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [12.80%] (45 min) Hops 11.2 IBUs
2.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 mins)
2.0 Pkgs Safale American (Fermentis US-05) Ale Yeast

For this beer, I decided to do something simple so I could test new brewery upgrades. Not only did the beer really come out great, but I learned a lot about the changes I made to the setup. I wound up with a bit lower efficiency than I would have liked, but after 30 seconds of contemplation, I figured out the issue and changed my process for future batches. Even though this isn’t the most exciting and unique beer in the world, it’s definitely a crowd pleaser and will most certainly be brewed again!

Very well balanced, with deep red hues, it has a prominent malt backbone with an appropriate amount of bitterness to even things out. The head retention is very creamy and long-lasting. Simply a great tasting beer that’s perfect for sitting around the campfire and telling dirty jokes with close friends!

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