Thursday, 14 July 2022

American Amber Ale Recipe

Following on from our recently published American Amber Ale - Recipe Creation Guide, here is our go-to American Amber Ale recipe.


Batch Volume: 22L 
Boil Time: 30 minutes
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75%

Original Gravity: 1.052
Final Gravity: 1.010
IBU (Tinseth): 39
BU/GU: 0.76
Colour: 24.5 EBC


Temperature: 67c - 60 minutes
Mash Out: 75c - 10 minutes


4.0kg - Gladfield American Ale Malt (83%)
0.4kg - Gladfield Munich Malt (8%)
0.2kg - Gladfield Medium Crystal Malt (4%)
0.2kg - Gladfield Biscuit Malt (4%)
0.05kg - Gladfield Light Chocolate Malt (1%)


30 mins - Warrior or Columbus (15 IBU)
15 mins - Amarillo (7 IBU)
15 mins - Chinook (7 IBU)

Hopstand 10 mins @ 80c - Cascade (2 IBU)
Hopstand 10 mins @ 80c - Chinook (2 IBU)


Ferments US-05 (1 pkg)


20c for 14 days


2.4 CO2-vol

Water Profile (Brewfather's American Amber Ale Profile)

Ca2+ (Calcium): 100
Mg2+ (Magnesium): 15
Na+ (Sodium): 19
Cl- (Chloride): 75
SO42- (Sulfate): 199
HCO3- (Bicarbonate): 43


We have taken inspiration for this recipe from David Heath's YouTube video (recipe is in the video description). We've made a couple of minor adjustments but wanted to credit David's work as we're big fans of his YouTube video's so check him out!

Our local homebrew store stocks mostly Gladfield malts so we've used the Gladfield equivalents. Check out this substitute chart/table for more info.

Yeast is the stock standard go-to yeast of US-05 but this can of course be substituted out for any number of alternatives. We really wanted a simple neutral flavoured yeast to really let the malt and hops do their thing.

All the other vitals are within the recommended ranges of the BJCP guidelines as outlined in our recipe creation guide.

We're hoping to brew this one up shortly and we'll update this page with links to our brew day and tasting results in due course.

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