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Thunderbolt Mountain Amber

Name Thunderbolt Mountain Amber
Description A smooth, refreshing amber
Added by madmatt192
Date Submitted Tue, 12 Nov 2002 11:40 PM (GMT)
  • 3.3 lb (1 can) John Bull Plain Amber LME
  • 2 lb plain light DME
  • 8 oz crystal malt 40L
  • 8 oz corn sugar
  • 1 oz hallertau(bittering/flavoring)
  • 1 oz saaz
  • 1 tsp Irish Moss
  • 5 oz corn sugar priming
  • 1 pasteur champagne yeast
  • 1 package Knox unflavored gelatin
Bag malt and add to 2 gallons cold water. bring to 170 and hold 30 minutes.remove grain and boil. Add LME, DME, corn sugar and hallertau. split the hallertau 1/2 oz full boil,1/2 oz @30 minutes in nylon bags. At 50 minutes add Irish Moss( this helps to clarify, my well water is tasty but hard) and 1/2 oz Saaz. Cool add water to 5 gallons+ - pitch yeast at 80 degrees and ferment in primary at 65-70 until airlock slows to one bubble every 20-30 seconds. Rack to carboy and cover to keep light out. Ferment 9 days.Fine with 1 package Knox gelatin 3 days before bottling. To bottle make a tea out of the remaining 1/2 oz Saaz pellets you have saved in your fridge. I find a coffee press and 3 cups boiling water works well. Steep hops 10 minutes and strain to pan and add priming sugar. Boil 5 minutes. pour in bottling bucket and rack beer onto it. Rest 30 minutes and bottle. Condition in bottle 2 weeks.
Style Amber
Recipe Type Extract
Batch Size 5 gallons
Original Gravity 1.044
Final Gravity 1.011
Boiling Time 60 minutes
Primary Fermentation plastic, 4 days
Secondary Fermentation Glass, 7 days
Other Specifics Alcohol about 4% Irish Moss and fining are to deal with the minerals in my particular water which is hard to clear for some reason. These remove 99% of the sediment. I used the champagne yeast because I had one at home and my supplier is a 60 mile drive.
smooth blend of flavors without overwhelming hoppiness. Color is a light copper, hops at priming lend to the aroma.

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Re: Thunderbolt Mountain Amber Aug 19th 2003, 03:42 pm
Matt,<br><br>I made your Thunderbolt. It turned out great. Good color and balanced flavor (not too hoppy). Thanks J Brown
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