Slightly off topic I know, but any chance of a recipe carniebrew?carniebrew said:There's usually amber ale kit packs at your LHBS. Or you could do something simple like:
can of Coopers Real Ale
can of Coopers Amber LME
If you wanted to jazz it up steep some medium Crystal, and/or add some Willamette hops into the mix.
I've just bottled a full extract/60 minute boil amber ale with Willamette and Cascade that supposed to be in "the style" of a JSAA, but not mean to be a clone. But it's not a K&K brew as you're asking for.
It's in the recipeDB, my "Foxxy Cleopatra Amber Ale"....like many on this site I'm missing that recipedb something bad!AJ80 said:Slightly off topic I know, but any chance of a recipe carniebrew?
Thanks mate - I'm missing the database something cronic too!carniebrew said:It's in the recipeDB, my "Foxxy Cleopatra Amber Ale"....like many on this site I'm missing that recipedb something bad!
Here's what I did:
Foxxy Cleopatra Amber Ale
31 IBU, 25 EBC, 25 litres in fermenter, 5% abv after bottle conditioning (bulk primed to 2.7 vols using 170gm raw sugar)
2kg CBW Golden Light LME
1kg CBW Bavarian Wheat LME
500gm CBW Sparkling Amber DME
Steeping specialty grain (30 mins @ 65-70 degrees):
30 gm Carafa Special 3
350gm Medium Crystal 120
12 grams Warrior @ 60 (or your preferred bittering hop to 20 IBU)
10 grams Willamette @ 20
10 grams Cascade @ 20
10 grams Willamette @ 10
10 grams Cascade @ 10
US-05 Yeast, fermented @ 18 degrees.
I did this with a 10 litre boil, adding 1kg of LME to the pot as soon as I reached the boil, the rest of the LME/DME added 5 mins before flameout (removing from heat briefly while adding extract). Chilled pot (now around 8 litres), then topped up to 25 litres.
To be honest Andrew, it's awful hard to make a "clone" of any commercial beer using K&K. You could probably argue it's hard enough for AG brewers to 'clone' beers too, but definitely harder when using pre-hopped kit cans. I reckon it's better to just try a recipe in the style you're after, and if you enjoy it you're onto a winner.Chuckie said:Cool. Thanks guys.
I have made about 5 amber ales in the last few months but just happened to have one of the Nine Tales ones on the weekend and thought it was pretty good.
I think 2 of the AA's I made were JS clones but didn't seem to match up to the one I just had.
Maybe I'll rummage through the JS recipes and see if I can find a variation that I haven't yet tried (I'm sure there'll be plenty) ;-)