Golden Sandstone Ale

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: sroesler (Shared)
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Brewer: Steve Roesler
Batch Size: 6.08 galStyle: American Amber Ale ( 6B)
Boil Size: 7.28 galStyle Guide: BJCP 1999
Color: 7.4 SRMEquipment: Electric Urn (10 Gal/40 L) - BIAB
Bitterness: 29.0 IBUsBoil Time: 70 min
Est OG: 1.049 (12.2° P)Mash Profile: BIAB, Medium Body
Est FG: 1.010 SG (2.6° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 5.1%Taste Rating: 30.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
6 lbs 7.70 oz Pilsner Malt (Weyermann®) - G5001AMELB (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
2 lbs 2.57 oz Munich I Malt (Weyermann®) - G5005AMELB (7.4 SRM) Grain 2
2 lbs 2.57 oz Wheat Malt Pale (Weyermann®) - G5032AMELB (2.0 SRM) Grain 3
10.80 oz Caramunich® I Malt (Weyermann®) - G5011AMELB (45.7 SRM) Grain 4
0.35 oz Amarillo - AMAUSAPEL90 [9.2%] - Boil 60 min Hops 5
1.27 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min) Misc 6
0.88 oz Amarillo - AMAUSAPEL90 [9.2%] - Boil 15 min Hops 7
0.88 oz Amarillo - AMAUSAPEL90 [9.2%] - Boil 5 min Hops 8
1 pkgs Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 9

Taste Notes

A pleasant floral aroma with a taste that hints of stone fruit and which lingers on the palate long after the beer is drunk. This beer has a crisp clean finish with a light to medium body and is golden in colour. Batch X - Tasted 29/01/2012 - Bloody fantastic! I like the lower bitterness, it seems to bring out more flavour and aroma somehow, perhaps this is just a great batch of hops. So, light, refreshing with stone fruit on the palate. Batch X - Tasted 5/2/2012 - I've changed my mind a bit as the hops prevelence wanes. Now I think it is not bityter enough and too light. I am going back to 31 litres start and I will use 15 grams of bittering hops for batch Y. Batch Y - The best so far. I now mash all my brews for 75 minutes.

Notes

Batch X - Brewed - 21/01/2012 ==================== Fermentation Started - 22/01/2012 - OG = ? Racked - 27/01/2012 - SG = ? Kegged - 28/01/2012 - FG = 1010 - Plus 2 bottles could have got third with care. Batch Y - Brewed 7/2/2012 ================= 9:18 Started filling kettle and switched on - 31 litres (top thin line) 10:10 Added grain and stirred for a couple of minutes 11:41 turned on kettle to step up to mash out (an hour and a half! Ooops!) 12:00 Start mash out 12:15 Fire up the kettle (Again got side tracked with work!) *** Not quite 27 litres and that was with squeezing the buggery out of the bag *** 12:55 Finally ready for the bittering hops (about 10 minutes of boiling before I added the hops) 13:40 Added flavour hops and whirfloc 13:50 Added aroma hops 13:55 Switched off kettle - thank God! It is hot in here today! (Just over 23.5 litres) *** About 3 litre boil off it would seem *** 16:05 Cubed. (Just over 23 litres) Lots of crap in the bottom made it into the cube. Fermentation Started - 13/02/2012 - OG = 1050 Racked - 17/02/2012 - SG = 1010 Kegged - 18/02/2012 - FG = 1010 Batch Z - Brewed 02/03/2012 ================= 13:04 - Started filling kettle and switched on - 31 litres (top thin line) 13:56 - Added grain and stirred for a couple of minutes. Mash start now (75 minutes) 15:11 - Turned on kettle to step up to mash out 15:22 - Start mash out (10 minutes) 15:32 - Remove bag and fire up the kettle *** 27.5 litres with plenty of squeezing of the bag *** 16:07 - Rolling boil ready for the bittering hops (60 mins) 16:52 - Added flavour hops and whirfloc (15 mins) 17:02 - Added aroma hops (5 mins) 17:07 - Switched off kettle Batch - 12/04/12 Fermentation Started - 12/04/12 - OG = 1048 Racked - ??/??/2012 - SG = 10?? Kegged - ??/??/2012 - FG = 10??