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    Amber Recipe Input

    I want to put together an all grain American Amber style recipe.

    While I like the breadyness of Fat Tire I enjoy Pikes Amber ale the most.

    Im looking for a 5-5.5 ABV with some subtle toasty, nutty or bready notes.
    I have been looking at some grains I have yet to use : Special B, Munich, Buscuit ...any input on some ideas. Marris Otter or Rahr?
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    (Even though I work about 6 blocks from the brewery, I don't think I've EVER had this beer. Strange, as I've had all of the rest of them).


    Have you looked at their web site for hints?

    http://www.pikebrewing.com/index_flash.shtml

    Their Pale Ale (aka heirloom amber ale) has Pale malt, Munich Malt, Crystal, & Wheat malts.

    My guess would be to start trying your recipe using 1lb each of Crystal 60 & Wheat Malt, and 2 lbs of Munich, along with your basic pale 2 row, and try to work it from there.

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    Thanks Brewdog, I never thought to check their site.

    I love it when they give an ingredient list, it helps with recipe generation.
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    I have all these on hand so why not try them out. All my stats in beer tools look good for the style.

    8# Marris Otter
    .50 Crystal 60
    .50 Special B (not sure about this yet)
    .50 Victory
    .50 Munich
    1 oz. Williamette
    1 oz. Goldings
    Not sure about the yeast,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumplemintz
    I have all these on hand so why not try them out. All my stats in beer tools look good for the style.

    8# Marris Otter
    .50 Crystal 60
    .50 Special B (not sure about this yet)
    .50 Victory
    .50 Munich
    1 oz. Williamette
    1 oz. Goldings
    Not sure about the yeast,

    I would up the Munich to a pound other than that looks good to me. Oh you may want to swap out the goldings for something more distinctively American as well. Personally i would do 1oz cascade and 1oz Amarillo, and use a clean American yeast such as the chico strain. Also Marris Otter is not gonna give an "American Flavor" but i wouldn't change it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumplemintz
    I have all these on hand so why not try them out. All my stats in beer tools look good for the style.

    8# Marris Otter
    .50 Crystal 60
    .50 Special B (not sure about this yet)
    .50 Victory
    .50 Munich
    1 oz. Williamette
    1 oz. Goldings
    Not sure about the yeast,
    I would take out the Spec.B because at half a pound it won't be amber it will be blackish and I would do more American hops.
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    Did you make this yet?
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    I did. It was just transferred to secondary. I made a few changes to the recipe and used a different yeast.
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