Alaskan Amber Imitation


Alaskan Amber Imitation

Makes 5 gallons

6.6 Lbs. -Light malt extract syrup
1.5 lb 30L Carastan Malt
1 oz Cascade Hops (boil 60 mins)
1 oz  Czech Saaz Hops (finishing hops, boil last 1 min)
1 tsp Irish Moss (boil 60 mins)
¾ -cup of corn sugar for priming.
Imperial A15 Independencer

Original Gravity = 1.054
Final Gravity = 1.015
Alcohol 5.1% by volume

Steep crushed malted grain in 2 gallons of 150° water (tap water is about 130°) for 30 minutes. Don’t fret the temp too much, relax. Remove the grain from the hot water with a strainer, then bring water to a boil. When boiling starts, remove pot from burner and add 1 cup malt syrup, stirring to dissolve. Return to a boil, then add 1 oz. Cascade hops and Irish Moss, and boil for 60 minutes. Add 1 oz. Czech Saaz hops at the end of the boil. Then add remainder of Malt syrup and stir to mix, wait 10 minutes to sanitize. Fill your sanitized carboy with 2 gallons of cold water. Strain the hot wort into the carboy and top off to the 5 gallon mark. Add yeast when beer is less than 78°, and ferment and bottle as usual.