This is a beer specifically made for my wife. She insisted that I stick with my Stellar theme of beverages (Io Golden Strong Ale, Nemesis Quintupel, Europa Eisbock, etc), so this beer is named for the Amber colored M-type asteroids.Amber colored and carries her initial. Win. Win.
She likes strong, malty, balanced ales with some toasty bread like flavors. I've been working on this one for about a year to get it right.
M-type Imperial Amber Ale - 5 gallons
1. Steep the following specialty grains in a BIAB (Brew In A Bag) at 170ºF for 30 minutes.
-6 oz Aromatic
-4 oz Biscuit
-4 oz Special B
-1 oz Chocolate
-0.5 oz Roasted Barley (color adjustment only)
2. Kill heat and add 12 lbs Northern Brewer Amber LME. Bring to a boil.
3. Add hops according to the following hop schedule:
-2 oz Cascade for 1 hour
-1 oz Williamette for 15 minutes
-Also add Whirlfloc and Wyeast beer nutrients at 15 minutes.
-1 oz Williamette for 10 minutes
-1 oz Williamette at flameout
4. Pitch 2 packs of US-05 rehydrated with equal weight of GoFerm for 15 minutes.
SG = 1.094
FG = 1.020
IBU = 45