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Alaskan Amber

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Alaskan Amber

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:03 am
by thomscottson
Hey BN.

How does this recipe look for an Alaskan Amber Clone?

10 lb - 2 row
.5 lb - Crystal 60
.5 lb - Crystal 75

1 oz Cascade - 60 minutes
1 oz Saaz - 15 minutes

German Ale Yeast

Mash at 154 - 60 minutes
Mash out at 170 - 10 minutes

Re: Alaskan Amber

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:16 pm
by BDawg
I texted Chaz to see if he'll answer this.
He works at Alaskan.

My guess - I am probably wrong but if I were to try to clone it I'd start with something like this then start tweaking from there:

8 lbs 2 row
2 lbs dark munich
3/4 lb caramunich 57
1 oz Special B

Re: Alaskan Amber

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:45 pm
by dmtaylor
I think I found the real recipe here, or something awfully close....

https://byo.com/stories/issue/item/117- ... mber-clone

And then I found this interesting thread...

http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtop ... =4&t=27801

Re: Alaskan Amber

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:10 pm
by BDawg
Chaz texted me back and he said he'll pop in and offer some advice.

Re: Alaskan Amber

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:12 pm
by thomscottson
BDawg wrote:Chaz texted me back and he said he'll pop in and offer some advice.



Thanks man!

Re: Alaskan Amber

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:41 pm
by Chaz
thomscottson wrote:Hey BN.

How does this recipe look for an Alaskan Amber Clone?

10 lb - 2 row
.5 lb - Crystal 60
.5 lb - Crystal 75

1 oz Cascade - 60 minutes
1 oz Saaz - 15 minutes

German Ale Yeast

Mash at 154 - 60 minutes
Mash out at 170 - 10 minutes

I'm not really allowed to go into too many specifics... but if I were cloning Amber I'd keep the malt bill even simpler than you have it with even fewer different specialty malts. Total amount of specialty is probably good...

Long ago it was bittered with cascade, Alaskan used it as main bittering except in dark beers, I think, but nowadays we switch between a couple classic high alpha hops depending on availability/price. I'd also have another charge of Saaz hops towards the end of the boil, half ounce is probably too much for both aroma additions (at our AA% anyway, which I think is 5%, though I really like Saaz so if I had my way... but you said clone).

It seems to be a common theme in recipes I've seen and we make quite a few German influenced beers, our house yeast oddly isn't of German origin (or available through WY/WL), though German is probably not a bad choice. Ferment cold.

Re: Alaskan Amber

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:03 pm
by thomscottson
Thanks Chaz!

please correct me...
I will simplify with 1 lb of a higher crystal and I will keep the cascade but spilt the saaz into a 15 and a 5 minute addition.
Ferment cold with German ale.

Re: Alaskan Amber

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:12 pm
by Chaz
I'm really not a fan of of C75/80 in most anything...

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