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Hey guys, i've got a backbone for an amber ale but i'd like to get some input on what hops people would use. I'd prefer to keep it to a single hop variety.

Thanks, Jacob

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
4.19 kg Barrett Burston ALE malt (6.0 EBC) Grain 1 77.1 %
0.45 kg Weyermann Munich (Type 1) (15.0 EBC) Grain 2 8.3 %
0.34 kg Bairds Light Crystal (100.0 EBC) Grain 3 6.3 %
0.23 kg Weyermann Cara Amber (70.0 EBC) Grain 4 4.2 %
0.23 kg Bairds Medium Crystal (150.0 EBC) Grain 5 4.2 %
 

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American Amber or English? BJCP style or not concerned?
What yeast are you planning on using?
 

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I use 1056 and centenial with amarillo
 

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Centennial, cascade or amarillo to around 0.7 BU:GU
 

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Centennial, cascade or amarillo to around 0.7 BU:GU
I shall cast my vote here with sponge.


However if it was English I'd suggest Fuggles, but it's not, so I won't.
 

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I'm not familiar with willamette. What is it like?

What about this - too much?

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 29.03 l
Post Boil Volume: 25.48 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 23.00 l
Bottling Volume: 23.00 l
Estimated OG: 1.052 SG
Estimated Color: 23.0 EBC
Estimated IBU: 37.0 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 76.80 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 81.8 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
4.19 kg Barrett Burston ALE malt (6.0 EBC) Grain 1 77.1 %
0.45 kg Weyermann Munich (Type 1) (15.0 EBC) Grain 2 8.3 %
0.34 kg Bairds Light Crystal (100.0 EBC) Grain 3 6.3 %
0.23 kg Weyermann Cara Amber (70.0 EBC) Grain 4 4.2 %
0.23 kg Bairds Medium Crystal (150.0 EBC) Grain 5 4.2 %
12.00 g Magnum [13.00 %] - Boil 90.0 min Hop 6 18.2 IBUs
15.00 g Amarillo [9.30 %] - Boil 40.0 min Hop 7 13.3 IBUs
15.00 g Amarillo [9.30 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 5.5 IBUs
10.00 g Amarillo [9.30 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 9 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 Yeast 10 -
20.00 g Amarillo [9.30 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 11 0.0 IBUs


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 5.44 kg
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 14.27 l of water at 76.7 C 68.0 C 60 min
 

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No experience with this style myself, but Category 10 in last years NHC (USA) was won by an American Amber (against 493 entries).

Hopping in 5 gallons was Horizon for bittering (33g 13%aa) at 60 minutes, Cascade (6%aa) and Centennial (9%aa) at 10 minutes (31g each), and again with the Cascade and Centennial in the same quantities at 0 minutes.

You could replace the Horizon with any other neutral low cohumulone bittering hop (Magnum would be a good substitute).
 

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Minor hi jack - American Amber Ale is back on the menu for the QLD comps this year (and Nats????) - What dark malts? I have a shedload of Caraaroma and Simpsons Heritage Crystal.

However on rustling through the malt bin I've found about 300g of Amber Malt. Would this have a place, or would it lend a twang? It's powerful stuff.
 

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Minor hi jack - American Amber Ale is back on the menu for the QLD comps this year (and Nats????) - What dark malts? I have a shedload of Caraaroma and Simpsons Heritage Crystal.

However on rustling through the malt bin I've found about 300g of Amber Malt. Would this have a place, or would it lend a twang? It's powerful stuff.
My secret (shhh) ingredient in AAAs is a wee dram of Belgian Dark Candi Syrup... :)
 

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Thanks, I won't mention that to anyone ;)
 

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I'm partial to a combo of amerillo and simcoe in an AAA.
 

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any of the classic american hops will work well , in various combinations...
i like cascade and centennial in ambers and amarillo in pales

US05 does the job but pretty boring
 

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