The American Homebrewer’s Association’s annual Learn to Homebrew Day is only one month away on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Celebrated annually on the first Saturday in November, Learn to Homebrew Day is organized as a way to introduce thousands of people to the hobby of homebrewing in one day.
The AHA’s official recipe for this year’s celebration is Mad Jack’s Hoppy Amber Ale. Below is a recreation of the recipe, with links to those product pages on our website so that you can easily purchase those ingredients in the packaging size and brand that you choose.
The recipe is for 5 US gallons of beer, and is formatted as follows:
- Brand: packaging weight (URL)
Be sure to stock up on these ingredients now for soon-to-be hobbyists who will be looking for them in the coming weeks!
Mad Jack’s Hoppy Amber Ale (5 gallons) – Extract Version
- 7 lb Amber dry malt extract
- 1 lb Munich malt
- Briess Bonlander Munich: 50 lb
- Château Munich Light: 1 lb | 10 lb | 55 lb
- Dingemans Munich: 55 lb
- Dingemans Organic Munich: 55 lb
- Gambrinus Munich Light 10L: 1 lb | 10 lb | 55 lb
- Gambrinus Munich Dark 30L: 1 lb | 10 lb | 55 lb
- Weyermann Barke Munich: 1 lb | 10 lb | 55 lb
- Weyermann Munich Type 1: 1 lb | 10 lb | 55 lb
- Weyermann Munich Type 2: 1 lb | 10 lb | 55 lb
- 0.6 lb Caramel 80°L malt
- 0.5 lb Carapils malt
- 1 oz Centennial hops, 9.3% a.a (60 min)
- 0.5 tsp Irish Moss (10 min)
- 1 tsp Yeast Nutrient (10 min)
- 1 oz Cascade hops, 6.5% a.a. (5 min)
- 1 oz Cascade hops, 6.5% a.a. (dry Hop)
- (2) Safale S-04 yeast or Mangrove Jack’s M42
- 4 oz corn sugar for priming
Mad Jack’s Hoppy Amber Ale (5 gallons) – All Grain Version
The all-grain version of this recipe substitutes the 7lb of Amber dry malt extract for 10.75 lbs of Maris Otter malt.