Source: Aaron Gerbo
Recipe added: 11/22/01
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This beer was usually intended to copy sam adams style, but turned out to go in another direction. very smooth. incredibly clean flavor. certainly a beer to savor. nice lingering caramel flavor and aroma. the hops balance the alcohol nicely. enjoy.


Recipe type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5 gal
Starting Gravity: 1.053
Finishing Gravity:
Time in Boil: 2 hrs.
Primary Fermentation: 1 week
Secondary Fermentation: until it hits attenuation
Additional Fermentation: best in bottles



use 7 gal. of H20 in mash strike temp. at 68 C. rest for 20 min. use a decoction method and raise to 68 C. mash out boil the first 2 quarts of wort, after the first full recycle, and recycle it. sparge with one gal after 15 min. in boil, add 1.5 oz. of hallertau i would say have a 2 hr boil but just boil it down to 5.5 gal. and cool to 75 F.(notice i say farenheit this time) Ferment at 46 degrees for one week, transfer to secondary for 2 weeks, pull it off the yeast and age for another 2 months. best in bottles
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