Doctor Duvel

I'm like a sommelier, but for beer.

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Location: Upstate New York, United States

Favorite Beers: Orval, Samuel Smith, Duvel, Hennepin, Oude Gueze, Chimay, Dogfish Head, Anchor Steam, and anything made by Trappist monks.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Another beer recipe

Tomorrow's my last brew day before taking off for spring break. You gotta leave something fermenting when you leave, right? This is simplicity itself. It's an amber-brown ale loosely in the English tradition. The whole point is to show-case a couple of really good malts, creating a simple, elegantly malty beer that can--I hope--be drunk quite young from the keg.

Fawcett's Amber Ale
OG: 1054
IBU: 36.5

9 lbs Thomas Fawcett Golden Promise
3.75 lbs Thomas Fawcett Amber Malt

Mash around 153
Bitter with 2.4 oz of Fuggle
Ferment with 1028 London Ale.

We'll see how it goes, but a few friends of mine have been tinkering with fairly large proportions of amber malt (we shared a sack) with great results. I'm hoping I can one-up them be removing all distractions from the recipe and using the supple Golden Promise as the base. Less, as they say, is more.


Blogger Ben, aka BadBen said...

This could be interesting. Let us know how it turns out.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

Will do. Mashin' right now.

12:28 PM  

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