Two years ago about this time I tried my first lager, an Oktoberfest. Last year, a pumpkin beer. This year I'm calling it a Harvest Ale. As the autumn approaches I get the urge to brew a seasonal beer.
This beer will be an American Amber (for those who care about styles). The objective is to get something smooth and malty, with some caramel notes and a little spice. Neutral to earthy hop bitterness and flavor. The color should be on the deep red side (SRM 17 is what the recipe is calling it).
This is for a 4.5 gallon batch, to fit in my 5 gallon carboy...keeping it simple for this one.
8.5 lbs Mild Malt
1.5 lbs Victory Malt
0.5 lbs Crystal 150
0.5 lbs flaked rye
1.5 oz Willamette for 60 min (5.5%)
0.5 oz Willamette for 5 min (5.5%)
American Ale II yeast
Brewing it this weekend. We'll see how it comes out.
Here is the Brewtoad link also for the recipe.
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