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Henrik Imperial Amber – ABC Brewing

Mike Murphy from Lervig Aktiebryggeri and Gourmet Bryggeriet described it as a beer from Stone or Port Brewing. Big hop punch and enough alcohol to back it up nicely. A must try.

Henrik Imperial Amber is a heavily dry-hopped ale somewhere between an American Amber Ale and a Double IPA. Bucket loads of American hops were used to balance the malts in this powerful beer.

Ratebeer: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/henrik-imperial-amber/168983/
Untappd: https://untappd.com/b/abc-brewing-henrik-imperial-amber-ale/292866

 

 

Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.94 gal
Boil Size: 7.48 gal
Boil Time: 90 min
End of Boil Vol: 6.73 gal
Final Bottling Vol: 5.68 gal
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
Date: 10 May 2012
Brewer: ABC Brewing
Asst Brewer:
Equipment: Boilermaker
Efficiency: 80.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 87.1 %
Taste Rating: 30.0
Taste Notes: Mike Murphy from Lervig Aktiebryggeri and Gourmet Bryggeriet described it as a beer from Stone or Port Brewing. Big hop punch and enough alcohol to back it up nicely. A must try.

Prepare for Brewing

  • Create a yeast starter with 1.50 l of wort
  • Clean and Prepare Brewing Equipment
  • Total Water Needed: 9.46 gal

Mash or Steep Grains

Mash Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
12 lbs 2.0 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter (Thomas Fawcett) (3.0 SRM) Grain 1 78.8 %
1 lbs 4.5 oz Crystal Malt – 60L (Thomas Fawcett) (60.9 SRM) Grain 2 8.3 %
15.3 oz Caramalt (Thomas Fawcett) (15.0 SRM) Grain 3 6.2 %
15.3 oz Munich (12.7 SRM) Grain 4 6.2 %
1.1 oz Chocolate Malt (Thomas Fawcett) (598.0 SRM) Grain 5 0.4 %
Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Saccharification Add 19.77 qt of water at 157.9 F 147.2 F 60 min
Mash Out Add 0.00 qt of water and heat to 172.4 F over 10 min 172.4 F 10 min
  • Fly sparge with 4.52 gal water at 168.0 F
  • First Wort Hops
    Amt Name Type # %/IBU
    0.78 oz Chinook [13.00 %] – First Wort 90.0 min Hop 6 29.9 IBUs
  • Add water to achieve boil volume of 7.48 gal
  • Estimated pre-boil gravity is 1.067 SG
Boil Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
0.50 tsp Protafloc granulates (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 7 -
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 15.0 mins) Other 8 -
3.70 oz Chinook [13.00 %] – Boil 10.0 min Hop 9 43.9 IBUs
  • Estimated Post Boil Vol: 6.73 gal and Est Post Boil Gravity: 1.077 SG

Cool and Transfer Wort

  • Cool wort to fermentation temperature
  • Transfer wort to fermenter
  • Add water if needed to achieve final volume of 5.94 gal

Pitch Yeast and Measure Gravity and Volume

Fermentation Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
2.0 pkg California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35.49 ml] Yeast 10 -
  • Measure Actual Original Gravity _______     (Target: 1.077 SG)
  • Measure Actual Batch Volume _______     (Target: 5.94 gal)
  • Add water if needed to achieve final volume of 5.94 gal

Fermentation

  • 10 May 2012 – Primary Fermentation (4.00 days at 67.0 F ending at 67.0 F)
  • 14 May 2012 – Secondary Fermentation (10.00 days at 67.0 F ending at 67.0 F)

Dry Hop and Bottle/Keg

Dry Hop/Bottling Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
2.82 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Dry Hop 10.0 Days Hop 11 0.0 IBUs
  • Measure Final Gravity: _________  (Estimate: 1.012 SG)
  • Date Bottled/Kegged: 24 May 2012 – Carbonation: Bottle with 4.46 oz Corn Sugar
  • Age beer for 30.00 days at 65.0 F
  • 23 Jun 2012 – Drink and enjoy!

Notes

Henrik Imperial Amber is a heavily dry-hopped ale somewhere between an American Amber Ale and a Double IPA. Bucket loads of American hops were used to balance the malts in this powerful beer.

Ratebeer: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/henrik-imperial-amber/168983/
Untappd: https://untappd.com/b/abc-brewing-henrik-imperial-amber-ale/292866

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Recipe Rating

  • (4.3 /5)
  • (48 Rating)

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Instructions

  • 1. Create a yeast starter with 1.50 l of wort
  • 2. Clean and Prepare Brewing Equipment
  • 3. Prepare Total Water Needed: 9.46 gal
  • 4. Add All The Grains To The Mash Tun (Ingredients #1-5)
  • 5. Beginning of Mash - Saccharification - Add 19.77 qt of water at 157.9 F, Final Temp 147.2 F. Keep at this temp for 60 min
  • 6. Mash Out - Heat Water To 172.4 F Over 10 min
  • 7. Fly sparge with 4.52 gal water at 168.0 F
  • 8. Add water to achieve boil volume of 7.48 gal (Estimated pre-boil gravity is 1.067 SG)
  • 9. Add 0.78 oz Chinook [13.00 %] Hops

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