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Auburn Amber Ale

Auburn Amber Ale  

Recipe Date: October 14, 2013  

Type: AHS Auburn Amber Ale (10B)  

Specialty Grains: 1/2 lb Pale Ale Malt, 8 oz Crystal 40L Malt, 8 oz Cara Munich Malt  

Extract: 7 lb Extra Pale Extract  

60 Minute Hops: 1 oz Cascade (7.1 Alpha, 6.6 Beta)  

15 Minute Hops: 1 oz Mt. Hood (6.1 Alpha, 7.1 Beta)  

5 Minute Hops: 1 oz Mt. Hood  

Yeast: White Labs - California Ale 001  

OG/FG: 1.048/1.010  

Brewing Notes:

After having just returned from a trip from San Francisco, California to Bend, Oregon, I was in the mood to brew an ale that uses hops from the area.  I chose this particular recipe because I wanted to brew a light ale, and hops specified in the recipe were Cascade and Mt. Hood.  During the brewing process, I mistakenly added the 15 minute hops 30 minutes earlier. 


This ale turned out to be one of the clearest ales I have brewed.  It had a beautiful auburn color, but strong citrus flavors.  Most folks that tried it thought it was very good.  I liked it, but after one pint, I wanted something different to cap off the evening.