This first brew of 2015 continues the development of an amber lager that is distinctive, mellow, and offers an alternative to the loud and sometimes arrogant IPA’s of late. For this expression, I’ve moved away from the European yeast and simplified the grain bill to focus on a more American style. It will also be the first run that will be kegged rather than bottled. thx…
Amber Orc targets — Infusion Mash: rests @ 131, 152, 168—SpG:1.065 — Bitterness: 50 — GU:BU: 0.77
60% Two row barley; 15%Wheat; 10% Briess Crystal 60L; 9% Cane sugar; 3% Chocolate Wheat; 3% Flaked barley.
White Labs California Lager WLP840
US Magnum (12.3 %AA): 0.25 FWH; 0.5 (60m)
Willamette (4.7 %AA): 0.5 (30m); 0.5 (10m); 1.0 (5m); 1.0 (strike).
Citra ( ): Dry hop
O.G. 1.067. Currently in first fermentation.