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Max's last call

American Amber Ale

All Grain


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Brewer/Contributor: Don Pfeiffer

Batch Size: 5.50 gal

Boil Size: 7.00 gal

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Max's last call

Type: All Grain

Date: 9/12/2004

Batch Size: 5.50 gal

Brewer: Don Pfeiffer
Boil Size: 7.00 galAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Shakey Dog Brewery
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00
Taste Notes: Tasted 10/1 I over sparged so it is a little thin. Nice hope nose and flavor. The malt needs to be bigger.
Should have boiled longer since I over sparged


AmountItemType% or IBU
6.00 lbPale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)Grain46.15 %
3.00 lbCaramel/Crystal Malt - 30L (30.0 SRM)Grain23.08 %
2.00 lbMunich Malt (9.0 SRM)Grain15.38 %
1.00 lbCara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)Grain7.69 %
1.00 lbRye, Flaked (2.0 SRM)Grain7.69 %
1.00 ozCascade [5.50 %] (60 min)Hops17.4 IBU
1.00 ozCascade [5.50 %] (30 min)Hops13.4 IBU
1.00 ozCascade [5.50 %] (5 min)Hops3.5 IBU
1.00 ozCascade [5.50 %] (Dry Hop 7 days)Hops-
1 PkgsSan Francisco Lager (White Labs #WLP810)Yeast-Lager


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.059 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.045 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.018 SGMeasured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.30 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.56 %
Bitterness: 34.3 IBUCalories: 198 cal/pint
Est Color: 12.6 SRMColor:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash OutTotal Grain Weight: 13.00 lb
Sparge Water: 4.75 galGrain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 FTunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUEMash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Step TimeNameDescriptionStep Temp
60 minMash InAdd 16.25 qt of water at 168.9 F154.0 F

Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Corn SugarVolumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 4.2 ozCarbonation Used: 4
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 FAge for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F 


Brew #10. 50 Gal. YTD
Racked to Secondary 9/18 and dry hopped with 1 oz cascade. Nice delicate sweet tast when racked.
Bottled on 9/26/04. Sweet aroma with a nice hop nose. Maybe a little over hopped. We will see after it conditions.
Tasted 10/1. A little thin but a nice hoppy flavor and aroma. A delicate sweetness in the backround. More like a pale ale than what I was shooting for due to oversparging.

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