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Bad Luck Brew

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A maltier Amber ale with an earthy hop profile I originally brewed on Friday the 13th in Febuary '09.

Name: Bad Luck Brew  Style: Amber  Recipe Type: All Grain  Batch Size: 5 gallons
Original Gravity: 1.054
Mash Efficiency: 70%

Grain Bill:
Two Row Malt: 8lbs 0oz
Aromatic Malt: 0lbs 8oz
Biscuit Malt: 1lbs 0oz
Chocolate Malt: 0lbs 3oz
Crystal Malt: 0lbs 12oz

Hop Schedule:
Hop: Kent Goldings 2oz   5.4% alpha acid   60 minutes
Hop: Kent Goldings .5oz   5.4% alpha acid   10 minutes
Hop: Fuggles .5oz   5.4% alpha acid   10 minutes
Hop: Kent Goldings .5oz   6.0% alpha acid   1 minutes
Hop: Fuggles .5oz   6.0% alpha acid   1 minutes


Single infusion mash. Mash at 155 degrees for 60 minutes. Batch sparge until clear. Sparge with 170 degree water until you collect 6.5-7 gallons (adjust to your 1 hour boil off volume).

Complete the hop schedule, adding the last addition of Kent Goldings and Fuggles for 1 minute. Cover and use wort chiller until temperature drops to 70 degrees. Filter and pitch on Wyeast 1318 London III.

Ferment until bubbling slows (2-3 days with the aggressive 1318 yeast) and reack to carboy. Keg/bottle when fermentation is complete and enjoy!