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Mack n Jack African Amber

Ale - American Amber Ale
All Grain
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Brewer's Notes

The brewery claim they DON'T use the sweetened dried orange peel - so perhaps they have a very peculiar yeast characteristic. But this really nails that unusual bitter the mack'n'jack has. I add about 28g of peel for 30 minutes in the boil. If you can't get the dried ones in the pack, get the seville oranges and use the peels.

Malt & Fermentables

% KG Fermentable
5.6 kg Bairds Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt
0.54 kg JWM Dark Crystal
0.3 kg JWM Crystal 140
0.28 kg Weyermann Carapils(Carafoam)

Hops

Time Grams Variety Form AA
60 g Centennial (Pellet, 10.0AA%, 60mins)
34 g Cascade (Pellet, 5.5AA%, 2mins)
17 g Cascade (Pellet, 5.5AA%, 0mins)

Yeast

1200 ml Wyeast Labs 1098 - British Ale

Misc

28 g Orange Peel
25L Batch Size

Brew Details

  • Original Gravity 1.059 (calc)
  • Final Gravity 1.015 (calc)
  • Bitterness 59.2 IBU
  • Efficiency 70%
  • Alcohol 5.72%
  • Colour 32 EBC

Fermentation

  • Primary 7 days
  • Secondary 7 days
  • Conditioning 2 days
 

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This beer has a cult following in Seattle. The guy who cloned it went through about 12 versions before he was happy.

The sweetened dried orange peel gives it such a unique twist on the bitterness that you don't quite know what's hitting your tastebuds. A guy who worked at the brewery claim they don't use the orange peel, (maybe they have an unusual yeast?) but it absolutely nails the taste.
 

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