Sunday, 21 August 2011

Amber Samsara (an easy IPA)

11lb (5kg) Maris Otter pale malt
4.5oz (125g) Amber Malt (Fawcett's)

Hops and Additions
.9oz (25g) Chinook (12.4%AA) at 60 minutes
.46oz (13g) Chinook (12.4%AA) at 30 minutes
.46oz (13g) Amarillo (9.4%AA) at 30 minutes
1tsp Protafloc / Irish Moss at 15 minutes
.46oz (13g) Amarillo (9.4%AA) at 10 minutes
.9oz (25g) Chinook (12.4%AA) at flame out, steep for 20 minutes
.9oz (25g) Amarillo (9.4%AA) at flame out, steep for 20 minutes

Fermentis S-05 American Ale Yeast

Mash at 67ºC for 90 minutes, sparge and collect 5.5 gallons
Boil for 60 minutes, making additions to schedule
Cool, aerate and pitch around 25ºC
Ferment 7-10 days

Target Specifications
OG 1.066
FG 1.018
Target %abv – 6.5%
IBU 50

I'm fascinated by the dialogue between British and American brewing cultures, and so this is a stab at a hybrid between a pale golden English ale (Summer Lightning is a classic) and an American IPA (a pale one like Dogfish Head 60 Minute). The amber malt gives this beer a subtle biscuity background note.

Zak Avery

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