Denard Brewing

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M-type Imperial Amber

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. 
Specialty Grains
-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:
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. 

Specs
SG = 1.094
FG =  1.020
IBU = 45
19 Lovibond
9% ABV

 

by denardb on March 9, 2015, 6:30 p.m.