Sorghum

an Extract Specialty Beer by havide86

Fermentables

Amount Fermentable Maltster Use PPG Color
6.0 lb
Sorghum Liquid Malt Extract
Any Boil 37 2 °L
1.0 lb
Dry Rice Extract
Any Boil 45 1 °L
0.5 lb
Brown Sugar, Dark
Any Boil 46 50 °L

Hops

Amount Hop Time Use Form AA
1.0 oz Cascade (NZ) 45 min Boil Pellet 5.5%
0.5 oz Citra (US) 25 min Boil Pellet 11.0%
0.5 oz Citra (US) 10 min Boil Pellet 11.0%

Yeasts

Name Lab/Product Attenuation
Safale US-05 Fermentis US-05 73.0%

Extras

Amount Name Time Use
2.0 oz Ginger Root (Fresh) 10.0 min Boil

Stats

Batch & Boil

  • Batch Size 5.0 gal
  • Boil Time 60 min

Properties

  • OG 1.058
  • FG 1.016
  • IBU 36
  • ABV 5.5%
  • Color
    6 SRM
  • Balance Bitter

Notes

Gluten-free. Sorghum for fermentables, with hops and ginger added to boil. Citra hops added a nice zest to the beer. Stored in basement at likely lagering temps. Resulting beer clear and crisp finish. Would be good to see it condition at room/cellar temps and then chill a couple of days before serving. This was like a lagered sorghum fermented with an Ale yeast.

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