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American Amber Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
KIT140
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Description

(Makes 5 gallons) A rich Amber Ale. An American variation of an English Pale Ale. Features Willamette hops for flavor and aroma. The combination of the darker Crystal malts with Willamette hops provides for a flavor that is distinctly different than our American Pale Ale. Higher in alcohol with a creamy mouth feel.

Estimated Original Gravity:1.051-54
SRM (Color Range: 12
IBU's: 48-52 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.

WLP001 - White Labs California Ale
WY1056 - Wyeast American
GY001 - GigaYeast NorCal Ale #1
IYA07 - Imperial Flagship

Item # KIT140
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 12LBS
ABV %5
IBU50
SRM12
Beer StyleRed Ale & Amber Ale
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
Pre-MilledY
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Teaching a new brewer, he likes Amer. Ambers
James O on Aug 8, 2018
15% off
Tim T on May 30, 2018
Teaching a new brewer, he likes Amer. Ambers
James O on Aug 8, 2018
I like amber ales, why not try it?
Christina M on Jul 10, 2018
15% off
Tim T on May 30, 2018
Made it before...loved it.
Eric V on May 10, 2018
best kit to base a variety of explorations
JEFFREY D S on May 9, 2018
Great reviews, wanted to brew an amber for a friends going away party
JP McFarren on May 2, 2018
For my 2nd kit I chose one that had a lot of likes. If other brewers are happy with it will be good enough for me!
Jeff M on Apr 11, 2018
try an amber
Aaron S on Mar 2, 2018
With tons of cascade added it's a malty almost IPA
scott m on Feb 3, 2018
This is my stock kit and always comes out good
Andrew N on Jan 27, 2018
Reviews were good
Jeannie R on Jan 25, 2018
I like amber ales, why not try it?
Christina M on Jul 10, 2018
Made it before...loved it.
Eric V on May 10, 2018
Reviews

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Always a crowd pleaser! Very flavorful beer. Perfect every time.
Always a crowd pleaser! Very flavorful beer. Perfect every time.
February 19, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Basic but gains your respect
Four weeks after pitching the yeasties, I’m drinking a 22 oz and am encouraged to write about it. It’s a great beverage! It’s a mellow, light-bodied ale up front with a later kick of hop oil that lingers nicely with the alcohol flavor. It’s about 6%. After two weeks conditioning in the bottle, sweetness and immaturity are replaced by more carbonation and complexity. So is life!
It’s already really clear, and a beautiful amber color just like the picture.
I followed the recipe without modification and achieved 5 gallons of wort with an original gravity of 1.056. One pack of Wyeast 1056 American Ale was pitched @ about 74.8 degrees F. I didn’t use a starter which was, according to the package, manufactured about 1 month prior.
1) Fermentation temperature in the range of 67-69 degrees was maintained for about 8 days until a gravity of about 1.012 appeared, which correlated with expectations. 2) I moved the fermentation bucket into a closet and allowed it to rest another six days @ 61 degrees constant. It reached a gravity of 1.010. 3) It was then racked to a secondary and stored for five more days @ 61 degrees constant. 4) I bottled the brew. It has now been conditioning in bottles for about two weeks in the low 60s Fahrenheit. I’ll give this 1 or 2 more weeks before it’s ready to share! It will only get better.
February 14, 2018
American Amber Ale
The beer turned out great. I made this one for my wife. She’s not a hops lover.
Very happy overall.
February 8, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Wait for it
It was not very interesting at first, but after a couple weeks in the keg it was excellent. Whole family loved it.
February 5, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Tasty beer
Tasty, about 6.2% and popular with my friends. Good VFM.
January 29, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Solid Amber Ale
I brewed this as my 2nd batch and got great results. I used Wyeast 1056 American, but I might've pitched it a bit warm at 75F. It still turned out great and got compliments from all who tried it. I added 8oz of Carapils to the steep just for body/head/fun, but I'm not sure that it did all that much. It had good head and good flavor. I brewed it in February, but I'd like to give it another go during the warmer months when such a stye can be better appreciated. Of the 3 batches I've brewed, this was my least favorite--but that's only because the other 2 batches (stouts) are more my style, especially in the Winter.
February 28, 2017
not half bad
so this was my first brew. it turned out great. im at about 6 % and it is nice. I am noticing that when i chill the beer it looses the head retention and the carbonation. am i doing something wrong? its a good thing i like room temp beer.
January 21, 2016
Awesome Beer kit
This was my second ever brew and it was great. I really worked through a few technical mistakes from my first brew (blonde ale) and got a very crisp and clean amber ale. I was so happy with it that I gave away too much. (I learned to be more greedy since then...) Definitely will brew again!
October 31, 2015
High marks
In my record book there's a statement regarding this beer: "This brew is awesome".
May 5, 2015
Awesome
Hard to get the original here on the Central California Coast so this is a great alternative. Should come with a warning label to keep it away from the masses (and hoard it for yourself).
May 5, 2015