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Jim Johnson

American Amber Ale

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I got beer smith i know the numbers.  numbers alone can be misleading so what would make this a better ale?

5 gallon

6lbs 2 row

3 lbs amber malt

1lb caraamber

8oz carared

10g galena FWH

7 g cascade 20 min

5g cascade 5 min

whirlfloc .5 tab 5 min

us-05

o.g.  1.053

f.g.   1.011

ibu    23.7

srm  13.5

abv   5.5%

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Jim Johnson said:so what would make this a better ale?

Carbonation and a glass?

Sorry Jim couldn't resist. I don't have BeerSmith up and I'm heading to bed.

Don't know anything of caraamber to be of any help and I weigh my hops in oz.

As always I'm sure someone will chime in.

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I can't offer any improvement as I am not familiar with some of the grains either, but I can ask questions as this looks tasty and like something I would be interested in making in the very near future.

Amber malt - is this any particular brand of malt or any particular L?

Would the carared make it "too" red to be an amber? (I personally do not care what color a beer is or if it matches its supposed style but some people do)

I have all those hops on hand, and a bunch of two row and some other specialty malts (mostly crystal but also some of the belgian oriented stuff as well) that needs to get used up.

Cheers

jeff

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it is just in beer smith as amber malt  from the uk no L.  pretty sure my lhbs carries it.  actually the caraamber makes it redder than the carared according to beer smith.(weird huh?)  nothing i do really makes it get amber or what i mean by amber. what makes yellow?  the only thing i've used before in this recipe grain wise is the 2 row. all uncharted territory for me.  can i use caraamber like i want to use the amber malt? 

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it wouldn't let me add this and kicked me out for trying.  it is low end ibus for the style(20-40) and it's with in style for the color

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Just a suggestion as it relates to an Amber Ale and our recipe on this brew. This recipe has yielded some fantastic beer and a few awards :)


American 2-Row

60L

90L

Flaked Wheat

Centennial @60

Mt. Hood @30

Willamette @15

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