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American Amber Ale by Mike "Tasty" McDole (All Grain Kit)

American Amber Ale by Mike "Tasty" McDole (All Grain Kit)

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Description

This recipe comes from the late homebrewing legend—and our dear friend—Mike “Tasty” McDole. Mike is one of the best homebrewers we’ve ever known, and one of our original customers way back when the entire MoreBeer! operation fit inside a storage shed. Aside from brewing many award-winning beers, Tasty helped grow homebrewing as a hobby, and as a community, here in the Bay Area and well beyond.

Mike's American Amber Ale earned him multiple 1st- and 2nd-place ribbons, including a Gold Medal at the National Homebrew Competition. We were after him for awhile for this recipe and he finally gave his consent, allowing this to be the 11th entry into MoreBeer!'s lineup of Signature Series kits. With over 12 lbs of malt and 4 rounds of hop additions, this is a full-bodied, hop-forward beer. When it comes time to drink this beer, raise one for Tasty!

Tasty's All Grain Brewing Notes:
Mineral adjustments: Ca - 110 ppm; Mg - 21 ppm; Na - 21ppm; SO4 - 333 ppm; Cl - 45 ppm. Adjust Mash and Sparge water to a PH of 5.6. Recommended Sacchrification rest for 90 minutes at 152°F, followed by a 15-minute raise to 170°F, and a 15-minute Mash Out rest at 170°F.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.055-59
  • SRM (Color Range: 14
  • IBU's: 40-44
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5.4%
     
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ABV %5.2
IBU42
SRM17
Beer StyleRed Ale & Amber Ale
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
Pre-MilledY
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I like ambers will give this a try.
john krousey on Nov 20, 2020
Did it last year and it was VERY good.
JeffD on Feb 24, 2020
I like ambers will give this a try.
john krousey on Nov 20, 2020
I have not brewed an Amber and now's the time
Robert M on May 1, 2020
Did it last year and it was VERY good.
JeffD on Feb 24, 2020
Was feeling that an amber ale sounds like a good fall beer
Troy B on Nov 13, 2019
Looked interesting and I like ambers.
David H on Nov 11, 2019
Interesting review. I'm a bit tired of hoppy IPAs and need something on the mild side.
Hermann on Sep 6, 2019
The review and 15% off
Russell on May 27, 2019
Looks like a nice kit
Peter P on Apr 10, 2019
I have read the reviews and it sounds great!
Matthew W on May 26, 2018
I like more full beers and my name is mike
mike a m on Jan 26, 2018
I have not brewed an Amber and now's the time
Robert M on May 1, 2020
Was feeling that an amber ale sounds like a good fall beer
Troy B on Nov 13, 2019
Reviews

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Very good amber
Excellent brew and I will make again. I tasted more chocolate than I would have liked. Next time I'll reduce to 2oz chocolate malt and see what happens.

September 7, 2017
fantastic Mike!
The only problem is that you run out.
February 18, 2016
Good Beer
This is a pretty decent beer. I would make again but with a slight adjustment. I was hoping the IBUs would blend better than it did so I'd cut back on that. I may also cut out the dry hopping. Definitely a recipe to tinker with. Also, I'm only 3 weeks in so maybe letting it age a bit would help.
February 13, 2016
Standard beer on tap in my home.
I like my Amber beers and out of the different kits/recipes I've tried, I found this one to win out and now keep this regularly on tap.
May 5, 2015
I want more!
This beer turned turned out as good as the reviews i read before buying. The beer is very dark but the body isn't heavy. Turned out excellent and was worth all the effort to make.
May 5, 2015
Awesome recipe!
Tasty developed it, so you know it's gonna be great!
May 28, 2013
My go to Amber...
Reminds me some of Mac&Jacks, however, I don't do the dry hoping, as I don't care for it as much. But other than that really enjoy this beer and always have it on Tap.
May 6, 2013
Great recipe!
Really comes into it's own in 3 months in the bottle. My new favorite!
February 26, 2013
Best amber I've tried.
This is an Amber that just fits together and really tastes great. Great job Mike!
January 29, 2013