Sunday, June 1, 2008

Red Tide Amber Ale #2

This is a re-brew of the Red Tide Amber I made a few months ago. After getting the results back from the home brew competition, I decided to make a few changes and brew it again. One change that I made was swaping out 8 oz of Victory malt for 8 oz of Cara-pils ans 1 oz of Perle hops for 1 oz of Halertauer. I'm hoping that this won't change it too much, but just slightly enough.
I think the reduction of alpha's from Perle to Hallertauer will please me a bit more (probably not the home brew judges, but oh well). I like my hops, but this beer is for my family reunion an my family isn't into the hop bombs, so I'm giving this one a shot.


1 lb. 2-row
8 oz. Vienna
8 oz. Crystal 40l
8 oz. Cara-pils

5lb 8 oz. Amber Malt Extract

1 oz. Cascade (6% AA, 60 min)
.5 oz. Hallertauer (4.25% AA, 45 min)
.5 oz. Cascade (6% AA, 45 min)
.5 oz. Hallertauer(4.25% AA, 30)
.5 oz. Cascade (6% AA, 30 min)
.5 oz. Fuggles (4.75% AA, 15 min)
.5 oz. Fuggles (Aroma)

Wyeast #1272 American Ale II

Mashed grains @ 150f-155f for 90 min in a cheese cloth bag. Mashed out at 168f for 10 minutes. Removed grains and brought to a boil. Follow the hop schedule from above and boil for 60 minutes. Cool to 75f and rack to carboy. Pitch yeast and let ferment. When fermentation is slowed to 1 minute between bubbles, rack to secondary.



Mark Andersen said...

Screw the homebrew judges! It's more important to please yourself and if friends and family really enjoy your beer then even better. I get a real kick out of my friends liking my homebrew so much that they drain an entire keg in one sitting and ask me when I'm going to brew it again.

Jason said...

Yeah, I'm ok with their comments, and I was a big fan of the beer before, but I like to experiment so changing it up a bit and seeing how it differs now interests me. We'll see how it comes out this time.