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Scorn

Brewer: WackAMole Email: -
Beer: Scorn Style: American Amber Ale
Type: Partial mash Size: 5 gallons
Color:
29 HCU (~15 SRM)
Bitterness: 32 IBU
OG: 1.054 FG: 1.016
Alcohol: 4.8% v/v (3.8% w/w)
Grain: 1 lb. 8 oz. American 2-row
8 oz. British amber
12 oz. English 30-37L crystal
8 oz. American victory
8 oz. Belgian CaraMunich
4 oz. Torrified wheat
Mash: 60% efficiency
Mash at 155F for 50 minutes, mash out at 170F for 20 minutes
Boil: 60 minutes SG 1.067 4 gallons
5 lb. Light malt extract
1 tsp rehydrated irish moss with 15 minutes left in the boil
Hops: .5 oz. Cascade (6% AA, 60 min.)
.5 oz. Fuggles (5% AA, 60 min.)
.5 oz. Cascade (6% AA, 30 min.)
.5 oz. Fuggles (5% AA, 30 min.)
.5 oz. Cascade (aroma)
.5 oz. Fuggles (aroma)
Yeast: Wyeast 1056 California
Tasting: Very hoppy, but I that's how I intended it. ("Scorn" should be bitter.) Cascade really stands out.

I made this beer quite a while back. Looking at it again, it took me a while to figure out why it wasn't completely over the top with all that crystal malt. Then I remembered: I didn't know that I should have been milling the specialty grains at that time. Duh.

Anyway, I'll probably try to make this beer again, but I'll probably use half as much of each specialty grain or less. I might cut the bittering hop just a bit as well.

Maybe this grain bill:
1 1/2 pound 2 row
2 oz amber malt
4 oz 30-37L crystal
4 oz CaraMunich
4 oz victory malt
4 oz torrified wheat

Recipe posted 11/19/03.