Brew #: 26
This recipe takes off using Charlie Papazian's Righteous American Real Ale, from The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, as a starting point. The primary variations are use of California ale yeast instead of an English-style yeast, and the addition of grains to add a reddish tint.
5 lbs amber DME
6 oz. Carafa III malt
1.5 oz. Cascade hop pellets (6.4% AAU) - bittering
0.5 oz. Kent Goldings hop pellets - aroma
1 tablet Whirfloc clarifying agent
6 gals. Arrowhead bottled water
2 vials of White Labs California Ale Yeast (WLP001)
Brought 1 gal water to 110*F. Added Carafa malt to it and raised temp and held to ~170*F for more or less 10 mins.
Brought 5 gals of water to boil in pot, sparged grain water into this. Returned to boil, and added DME and bittering hops. At 1 to end of boil, added aroma hops and clarifier. Removed from heat at 45 min. mark.
Cooled wort and racked to fermenter. Pitched yeast at 77*F.
Gals. in boil: 5
Gals. in fermenter: 4.75
Boil: 45 mins
IBUs: 35.3 - 38.8
10/15: Racked to secondary fermenter.
Tasted beer. Initial impression: light, refreshing, nice bitterness.
10/18 Transferred to keg for carbonation stage.