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Offline Al Lewis

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NW Amber Ale
« on: January 12, 2013, 06:28:16 PM »
Just finished brewing my annual Amber Ale.  I make myself, and a few select friends, two cases every year about this time.  Great stuff!!!


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Re: NW Amber Ale
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 06:36:28 PM »
Very cool!  Kudos!

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Re: NW Amber Ale
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 06:57:09 PM »
Thank you BB.  You're always welcome to come over and have one when they are done.  Maybe we can coax H-K-J and Boofer over here as well!   ::)
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Re: NW Amber Ale
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013, 09:38:01 AM »
Name the date buddy LOL ;)
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Re: NW Amber Ale
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 10:43:40 AM »
Is this a partial mash?

Just starter fermenting my first beer along with two mates. A cooper's wheat beer kit.  I boosted it with some aroma hopes (quick 5 min boil), corriander seeds and orange peal. and uped the gravity with some cane sugar.

Accually my first one was also a wheat beer (2 row with terrified scared wheat :)  ) made in brew in a bag style. it turned sour as I foolishly left it overnight to cool instead of rapidly cooling it thinking that the boiling hot wart inside my sealed fermenter (sort of like hot filling technology) will be enough to keep any nasties out. well, I was dead wrong. the next morning it was 25c and a day after pitching the yeast it smelled like a lambic nightmare.
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Re: NW Amber Ale
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2013, 03:11:26 PM »
Here's the basic recipe I use for this with a little added corn sugar to kick up the kick, so to speak. LOL

7 lbs Light Malt Extract

1 lbs Crystal 80L

1/2 oz Cascade Hops(Boiling) 60 mins

1/4 oz Sterling/Saaz Hops 40 mins

1/4 oz Cascade Hops 40 mins

1/2 oz Sterling/Saaz Hops 20 mins

1/4 oz Sterling/Saaz Hops 2 mins

Wyeast 1007 German Yeast

For Bottling:

1 1/4 cup Dry Malt Extract Or 3/4 cup Corn sugar

 

Add cracked Crystal malt to 1.5 gals of cold water and bring to a boil. When boiling starts, remove the grain. Add malt extract and boiling hops. Boil for 20 mins. Add 1/4 oz each of Cascade and Sterling/Saaz hops. Continue to boil for 20 mins. Add 1/2 oz of Sterling/Saaz hops. Continue to boil for 18 mins. Add 1/4 oz of Sterling/Saaz hops. Continue to boil for 2 mins. Sparge with cold water than add the worth to the fermenter with cold water to make 5 gals. Add yeast when the temp reaches 70º. Ferment at 65º for 1 week, rack to a secondary fermenter. Let it age to clarity, then bottle or keg.

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Re: NW Amber Ale
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2013, 04:00:53 PM »
I thought there was more sugar and a still involved some where :-\
oopppsss maybe I shouldn't have said that ;D
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Re: NW Amber Ale
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2013, 04:07:14 PM »
No need for a still when you have a man cave stocked like mine.  LOL

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Re: NW Amber Ale
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2013, 04:08:14 PM »
I'm just brewing the chasers!!  LOL  Did add an extra pound of sugar to the beer so the yeasts didn't go hungry though! >:D

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Re: NW Amber Ale
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2013, 04:24:12 PM »
I don't drink, and don't intend to start, but I sure enjoy learning about all the beverages folks can make.  I think I'd really enjoy working through distilling my own liquors.
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Re: NW Amber Ale
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2013, 04:28:07 PM »
It is actually legal to distill a certain amount of liquor a year.  Believe it or not, I really don't drink a lot either.  Most of that liquor is for friends when they come over.  LOL  I keep a bottle of their favorite for each friend on hand.

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Re: NW Amber Ale
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2013, 04:33:48 PM »
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I really don't drink a lot either.  Most of that liquor is for friends when they come over.  LOL  I keep a bottle of their favorite for each friend on hand.
Ya, thats what my wife thinks I do
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Re: NW Amber Ale
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2013, 04:36:26 PM »
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I really don't drink a lot either.  Most of that liquor is for friends when they come over.  LOL  I keep a bottle of their favorite for each friend on hand.
Ya, thats what my wife thinks I do

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Re: NW Amber Ale
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2013, 04:39:31 PM »
It is actually legal to distill a certain amount of liquor a year.

I think I knew that, but I don't know any of the specifics.  In addition to dreaming of making and selling cheese in my next life, I've also imagined having a good number of fruit trees and making apple cider vinegar.  I figure if I do that I'll eventually make hard apple cider, too, and then I'll be tempted to try the whole distilling thing.  But, that's all in the distant future.  For the present, what you're doing is pretty interesting.
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Re: NW Amber Ale
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2013, 04:56:02 PM »
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I really don't drink a lot either.  Most of that liquor is for friends when they come over.  LOL  I keep a bottle of their favorite for each friend on hand.
Ya, thats what my wife thinks I do

Cool it Harold, you're blowing our cover!!! 8)