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Homebrew American Amber Ale Recipe

Freshly poured American Amber Ale

Freshly poured American Amber Ale

An amber ale is a part of the American pale ale series and usually range from light copper to light brown in color.  In general the style is moderately hopped with American hops.  The base grain is usually American two row with a small amount of crystal malts added for body and color. This is a great summer beer.  The below is a 5 gallon Malt Extract home brew recipe, check out the Basic Brewing articles to learn how to brew this recipe.

Malt Extract

7 lbs Light Liquid Malt Extract (unhopped)


.5 lbs. Caramel/Crystal 60°L

Hops and Schedule

1.00 oz. Cascade (Pellets, 6.6 %AA) boiled 15 min.
0.75 oz. East Kent Goldings (Pellets, 5.00 %AA) boiled 15 min.
1.00 oz. East Kent Goldings (Pellets, 5.00 %AA) boiled 0 min.


British Ale Yeast

Steep Schedule

Steep at 150 degrees for 30 minutes.

Boil Instructions

Bring to boil and add hops per schedule.
At end of 60 minute boil cool wort quickly, when it reaches 80 degrees pitch yeast.

Measurements (American Amber Ale)

OG – 1.050 – 1.060
FG – 1.012 – 1.014
Color(SRM) – 8-18
IBUs – 30-40
ABV 5-6%

Ferment Instructions

Primary ferment between 63 – 70 degrees for one week, then rack to secondary for one week.

Bottling Instructions

Prime with 3/4 cup corn sugar and bottle. Condition in bottle for at least two weeks, they pour and enjoy.