Mug Life

Mug Life

Mug Life

Vermont Amber Ale

5.4% abv

This ale is carefully balanced and easy-drinking. Brewed with two-row, Victory, crystal, and a touch of chocolate malt. You don’t choose the mug life, the mug life chooses you.

Pairs great with heartier dishes, steaks, pasta and desserts.

Mug Life Recipe

Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 115.00 gal
Boil Size: 130.96 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
End of Boil Vol: 128.96 gal
Final Bottling Vol: 110.70 gal
Fermentation: Whetstone Ale Profile
Date: 13 Oct 2015
Brewer: Connor Busch & James Branagan
Asst Brewer:
Equipment: Whetstone Full Batch
Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 77.6 %
Taste Rating: 30.0
Taste Notes:
Ingredients

Amt

Name

Type

#

%/IBU
200 lbs Valley Malt Floor Malted 2Row (3.0 SRM) Grain 1 87.0 %
10 lbs Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 4.3 %
10 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt – 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 3 4.3 %
10 lbs Wheat Malt, Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 4 4.3 %
16.00 oz Pacific Gem [15.00 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 37.6 IBUs
16.00 oz Pacific Gem [15.00 %] – Boil 30.0 min Hop 6 28.9 IBUs
16.00 oz Centennial [9.30 %] – Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 8.5 IBUs
32.00 oz Motueka [7.00 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 15.0 min Hop 8 8.7 IBUs
16.00 oz Galaxy [14.00 %] – Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 9 0.0 IBUs
16.00 oz Motueka [7.00 %] – Dry Hop 1.0 Days Hop 10 0.0 IBUs

Gravity, Alcohol Content and Color

Est Original Gravity: 1.050 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.011 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.0 %
Bitterness: 83.7 IBUs
Est Color: 7.2 SRM
Measured Original Gravity: 1.051 SG
Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.4 %
Calories: 168.6 kcal/12oz

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Whetstone Mash
Sparge Water: 66.56 gal
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE
Total Grain Weight: 230 lbs
Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Mash PH: 5.20
Mash Steps

Name

Description

Step Temperature

Step Time
Mash Step Add 97.20 gal of water and heat to 150.0 F over 10 min 150.0 F 90 min
Mash Step Heat to 168.0 F over 10 min 168.0 F 10 min

Sparge: Fly sparge with 66.56 gal water at 168.0 F

Mash Notes:

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Keg
Pressure/Weight: 7.72 PSI
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 35.0 F
Fermentation: Whetstone Ale Profile
Volumes of CO2: 2.3
Carbonation Used: Keg with 7.72 PSI
Age for: 1.00 days
Storage Temperature: 50.0 F

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