Amber

Amber beer styles are found mainly in Belgium and North America. This is a basic recipe that develops delicate aromas.Its specific amber color will depend on the choice of malts.

Characteristics:

Alcohol: 5.5-6.0%
Original Gravity: 1.057 – 1.062
Bitter Units: medium
Colour: Amber

Ingredients

Malt
  • Pilsner Malt 70%
  • Caravienne Malt 20%
  • Carapils Malt 11%
Hops
  • Saaz (3% alpha acid)
  • Nugget (12% alpha acid)
Yeast(s)
  • Safale S-04: 50g/hl (0.066 oz/gal)

Mashing (90 minutes infusion)

  • Step 1. Mash in 65°C (149°F) and rest for 60 minutes
  • Step 2. Raise mash temperature to 72°C (162°F) for 30 minutes
  • Step 3. Pump at 78°C (172°F)

Boiling (8 to 10%)

Boiling should be done at 100°C /212°F.

Hopping (60 – 90 minutes)

Add 90% at beginning and 10% of hops 5 minutes before the end.

Fermentation

Ideally start at 16°C (61°F). Free rise to 20°C.