Sam Adam's Summer Ale clone
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
    Posts: 1,053
    Can anyone help me make something like this? I really don't need it to be exactly the same. I just want something good and light like it is for the summer months. With some lemon zest. I dont even know what the grains of paradise taste like but I do have them.

    HOP AA%
    columbus 12.8
    Magnum 11.6
    Cascade 6.6
    willamette 6
    Tettnanger 4
    Magnum 11.6
    cascade leaf 8.8
    crystal leaf 3.3

    Galena 13.2
    Nuggett 12.4
    Colombus 13.3
    Summit 15.5
    Warrior 16
    Willamette 4

    My malts:

    Two Row
    Marris Otter
    Crystal 60
    Crystal 120
    Unmalted Wheat
    Crystal 10
    Special B

    S05 yeast
    grains of paradise
    And I figured I'd buy some fresh lemons to zest.

    Thanks in advance
  • LothosLothos
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    .50 lbs American 2-row info
    3.00 lbs Dry Wheat; Muntons info
    3.00 lbs Dry Extra Light Extract info
    1.0 oz Tettnanger (Pellets, 4.50 %AA) boiled 60 min. info
    1.0 oz Tettnanger (Pellets, 4.50 %AA) boiled 20 min. info
    1.0 oz Hallertau (Pellets, 4.50 %AA) boiled 5 min. info
    1 tbsp. Irish moss (not included in calculations)
    1 oz. Leamon Zest (not included in calculations)
    Yeast : White Labs WLP060 American Ale Yeast Blend info
    Predicted American Wheat or Rye Beer Compliance
    Original Gravity 1.053 1.040 - 1.055
    100 %
    Terminal Gravity 1.010 1.008 - 1.013
    100 %
    Color 6.48 °SRM 3.00 - 6.00 °SRM
    84 %
    Bitterness 27.6 IBU 15.00 - 30.00 IBU
    100 %
    Alcohol (%volume) 5.5 % 4.00 - 5.50 %
    97 %

    Apparent Real
    Original Extract 13.03 °Plato 13.03 °Plato
    Attenuation 79.4 % 64.4 %
    Extract 2.68 °Plato 4.64 °Plato

    (lbs) Gravity Points Color
    American 2-row

    .50 (7.7%)
    1.1 (0.4%)
    0.9 (2.8%)
    Dry Wheat

    3.00 (46.2%)
    131.4 (49.8%)
    24.0 (74.1%)
    Dry Extra Light Extract

    3.00 (46.2%)
    131.4 (49.8%)
    7.5 (23.1%)
    Variety %Alpha
    Acid Weight
    (oz) Boil
    (minutes) Formula %Utilization
    @ 1.088 IBU Average IBU
    Tettnanger (Pellets) 4.50 1.0 60 28.6 19.3 19.3
    Tettnanger (Pellets) 4.50 1.0 20 10.2 6.9 6.9
    Hallertau (Pellets) 4.50 1.0 5 2.1 1.4 1.4
    Total IBU 27.6

    now all ya gotta do is convert the extract to grain and 1.0 oz of Hallertau
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  • LothosLothos
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    here's another one i found


    6.00 lbs. Wheat Malt
    2.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)
    1.00 oz. Tettnanger Tettnang 60 min.
    1.00 oz. Tettnanger Tettnang 10 min.
    1 oz lemon zest for 5 min in boil
    1/2 tsp Grains of paradies for 5 min in boil
    and you go from there
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  • LothosLothos
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    Flavor: Crisp, tangy, and refreshing. Slight citrus and spicy flavor

    Color: Golden with a slight veil, 6 SRM
    Original Gravity: 12.3° Plato
    Alcohol by Vol/Wt: 5.3%ABV - 4.1%ABW
    Calories/12 oz.: 166

    IBUs: 7
    Malt Varieties: Two-row Harrington, Metcalfe, and Copeland pale malts, and Malted Wheat
    Hop Variety: Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble hops
    Special Ingredients: Lemons and Grains of Paradise
    Yeast Strain: Samuel Adams ale yeast
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  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
    Posts: 1,053
    So my wheat is unmalted. Think I could get away with doing just 60/40 or so golden promise to unmalted wheat in the mash to get conversion. Then use just tett or tett plus another hop? Then kind of use their scheme for the lemon zest and stuff?

    I know it wouldn't be an exact match to what they make but I really don't care to match it exactly. I mean I can buy it at kroger. Think that would make for good beer?

    Also, me being a newb. How hard is it going to be for me to avoid some off flavor in such a light beer?
  • jlwjlw
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    Don't worry about it being an exact match. Make your own version off of the concept. A better summer beer in my opinion is bell's Oberon. That's a damn good beer if you can find it. When I ca. Get the computer from my daughter tonight I'll look at this and the rye recipe and post my own though understand the rye is in tested at this time
  • LothosLothos
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  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
    Posts: 1,053
    awesome. I am gonna try to do something like this Saturday then.