Sunday, April 20, 2008

Microbus Amber Ale

Here's my second original recipe that I'm brewing for the first time today.

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.074 SG
Estimated Color: 13.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 31.6 IBU
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

10 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
1 lbs 8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)
1 lbs Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
1 lbs Rye Malt (4.7 SRM)
8.0 oz Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM)
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (60 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (Dry Hop 3 days)
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (30 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (20 min)
1 Pkgs Fat Tire Ale (Wyeast #WYXL1792)

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium BodyTotal Grain Weight: 14.00 lb
Mash AT 154.0 F

Update 6/12/2010: I made this one again recently. This time I used White Labs WLP001 California Ale Yeast. I tried it at about 4 weeks and it was a little grassy. The grassy-ness went away after about 6 weeks, so I'd recommend letting this one condition for 6-8 weeks. Also, the WLP001 is probably a little more neutral than I'd like. It could be my imagination, but it seemed the Fat Tire yeast tasted more "bready". This is the first original recipe of mine that I really enjoyed and I'm willing to admit that I may be a bit prejudiced, but I'd rate this at B+/A-