|Beer:||February Ale||Style:||American Amber Ale|
|Type:||All grain||Size:||5.5 gallons|
|Alcohol:||5.2% v/v (4.1% w/w) (Estimated)|
|Grain:||2 lb. Weyermann Dark Wheat
10 lb. Weyermann Vienna
1 lb. Weyermann Cara Amber
|Boil:||60 minutes||SG 1.044||6.5 gallons|
|Hops:||1 oz. Cascade (5.3% AA, 60 min.)
1 oz. Cascade (5.3% AA, 30 min.)
1 oz. Cascade (5.3% AA, 5 min.)
Recipe formatting and calculations by The Beer Recipator.
Mashed with a single decoction. Doughed in with three gallons of water to 135 degrees F. Let rest for 15 minutes, then pulled a third of the thick mash and boiled for 15 minutes. Added back, and added hot liquor to reach 158 degrees F, and let rest for about an hour (during a trip to Target with the kids…)
Sparged with another 4 gallons of liquor and collected 6.5 gallons of sweet wort. Estimated efficiency, 60%. Low. Should probably investigate.
Added the first hops in while collecting the runoff.
Boiled for 60 minutes, with two hop additions at 30 minutes and at 5. Also added 1 tsp of irish moss at 15 minutes.
Collected 5.5 gallons of 1.052 wort, and pitched 20 grams of Safeale 33 yeast.
Total time, around 6 1/2 hours. Although I still have some clean up.