Bracc’ s Amber turned Brown Ale Hybrid

Brew Method: All Grain

Style Name: Amber/Brown Ale Hybrid

Boil Time: 60 min

Batch Size: 5.5 gallons

Boil Size: 8.5 gallons

Efficiency: 65% (brew house)


STATS:

Original Gravity: 1.048

Final Gravity: 1.008

ABV: 5.0%

IBU: 41.37

SRM: 16.42


GRIST:

10 lb - US - American - Pale Malt (2 Row) US (71.4%)

3 lb - DE - Weyermann - German - Munich Malt (21.4%)

12 oz - US - American - Crystal 40, 2-Row, (Great Western) (5.4%)

4 oz - US - Midnight Wheat Malt (1.8%)


HOPS:

1 oz - Pacifica, Type: Pellet, AA: 3.8 Boil for 60 min

1 oz - Motueka, Type: Pellet, AA: 6.8 Boil for 15 min

1 oz - Pacifica, Type: Pellet, AA: 3.8 Boil for 15 min

2 oz - Motueka, Type: Pellet, AA: 6.8 Boil for 5 min

2 oz - Pacifica, Type: Pellet, AA: 3.6 Boil for 5 min

MASH GUIDELINES:

Infusion, Temp: 152.06 F, Time: 75 min, Amount: 38.3 qt, Saccharification

Mash Out: 168 F, Time: 10 min, Mash Out

Starting Mash Thickness: 2.5 qt/lb


OTHER INGREDIENTS:

2.7 g - Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate), Time: 60 min, Type: Water Agt, Use: Mash

2.7 ml - Lactic Acid, Time: 60 min, Type: Water Agt, Use: Mash

2.3 g - Calcium Chloride, Time: 60 min, Type: Water Agt, Use: Mash

1 each - Whirlfloc Tablet, Time: 15 min, Type: Fining, Use: Boil


YEAST:

White Labs - San Diego Super Yeast WLP090

Starter: Yes, 1.5 L

Form: Liquid

Fermentation Temp: 68 F


KEG:

Method: co2

CO2 Level: 3.0 Volumes


This recipe has been published online at:

https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/1126317/bracc-amber-ale

notes

This was my first time brewing a full volume, no sparge batch on my Brewzilla 65L. There was definitely a learning curve and since I was using home made malt I didn't take into account the actual SRM or how the conversion would be less than mass produced malt. The beer turned out great, I really enjoyed it and I hope my friend Bracc from Homebrewtalk enjoys it as well!

Appearance: Reddish/Brown hue, crystal clear.

Aroma: Malt, dark bread, toast, bread crust, with lemon/lime hop flavors coming through.

Flavor: Dark bread, bread crust, malt sweetness, lime/passion fruit hop flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Nice Carbonation.