Copper Ale – All Grain Recipe
Here are pictures of our brew 3/22/2015 – after a one month rest ( keg in a fridge at 36F )… first 2 pics are from artificial light and last 2 from natural window light.
If you want the color darker – increase your Chocolate malt…
after about 5 weeks the beer will clear up completely and show its true Copper color along with achieving its overall profile:
This is a Copper Ale, 5 gallon all grain recipe. Double everything for a 10 gallon batch.
This one should end up at around 7% ABV, 15 IBU, 14 SRM..
We did a Copper Ale using a different recipe a few years back – use the Search window to find all variations, trying a new one this time…
weight (in lbs) type of grain:
- 11 lb // domestic 2-row
- 1 lb // Munich malt
- 0.45 lb // Victory malt
- 0.09 lb // Chocolate malt 350L
Northern Brewer hops ( 6.0% Alpha Acid ) // 25 grams – add all of the hops as soon as boil starts, boil for 60 minutes. Add irish moss in the last 15 ~ 20 minutes of boil.
Wyeast American 1056 yeast should do nicely or use your house strain.
details of our 10 gallon brew on 2/28/2015..
- total water used (mash and sparge) 15.5 gallons
- we rounded the hops and added 2 ounces total ( or 1 ounce per the original 5gal recipie )
- we added irish-moss 20 minutes prior to end of boil
- we made a starter 24 hours before…
- we start re-circulation 15 minutes before mash-out, to clear up the beer from particles
- OG was 1.062
- brew house efficiency ( coming up… )
video of circulation ( 20 min prior to mash-out ):
End-of-Boil, in this video I cool my wort and employ the re-circulation pump to remove cooling time as this help to remove the heat faster! Wort needs to be cooled to the recommended temp. range on the yeast packet – read the specs!
and the final stage, transfer beer to Fermentor – beer that is 10 gallons is to heavy to lift, you need to get a pump at this stage – unless you want to break your back. You can get away without a pump with 5 gallon batches, but not really with 10+
pitch yeast and wait…
clean up equipment, relax and drink beer, jump into a hot tub!