Orange Blossom Amber
pale ale, amber ale, honey, extract
Source: Dave Fortner (Fortner-D@3mail.ksc.nasa.gov),
I sort started "grabbing things" in the brew shop one day and this is what I
ended up with. At all of my tasting parties this has been a unanimous favorite.
Of all of the beers that I have shared with friends, this is almost unanimously
the favorite. I should note that it is very important to use Orange Blossom
Honey, I made this once with Clover Honey and it had a "grassy" after taste.
I have noticed this "grassy" after taste in every beer recipe in which I used
Clover honey, USE ORANGE BLOSSOM HONEY, it provides a residual sweetness that I
find very appealing in an amber ale like this.
- 6.6 pounds, Northwestern Amber Extract
- 2 cups Orange Blossom Honey (boil)
- 0.5 pound, crystal malt
- 1.5 ounces, Hallertauer hops (boil)
- 0.5 ounce, Hallertauer hops (finish)
- 1 tsp. Irish Moss
- M&F ale yeast
- 5/8 cup Orange Blossom Honey (priming)
Steep crystal malt while bringing water to a boil. Remove crystal malt and add
extract, honey and boiling hops. Boil for 15 min., add Irish Moss, boil for
another 30 min. Add finishing hops for 1-2 min. boil. After fermentation is
complete, bottle using 5/8 cup of honey with one pint water for priming.