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Beer Style: Specialty Beer  (23A)
Recipe Type: partial mash
Yield: 5.5 US gallons

Specialty Beer
Beer Color


Gluten Free APA focusing on spicy/woodsy hop flavors with balance between nose and bitterness. No sorghum recipe! Somewhat nutty nose with biscuit and raisin back end. Oats and Maltodextrin provide substantial mouthieness.


  • 42 oz Brown Rice Syrup - Gluten Free
  • 2 lb Rice Syrup Solids
  • 1 lb Honey
  • 1 lb Belgian Candi Syrup - Amber
  • 8 oz Maltodextrin - (late addition)
  • 0.5 lb Medium Roast Millet Malt
  • 1 lb Roasted Buckwheat Malt
  • 0.5 lb GF Rolled Oats
  • 1 oz Cascade Pellet 7AAU
  • 0.4 oz Chinook Pellet 12AAU
  • 2.3 oz Mount Hood Pellet 5AAU
  • 1 tbsp Ph Stabilizer Water Agt Mash 75 min
  • 1 tsp Amylase Enzyme Other Boil 5 min
  • 1 each Whirlfloc Fining Boil 5 min
  • 3 tsp Yeast Nutrient Other Boil 1 min
  • 1 each Clarity Ferm Fining Primary 0 min
  • Yeast: Fermentis / Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes
Primary Ferment: Primary 7-10 days depending on conditions.
Secondary Ferment: 7-10 days secondary, end when SG stabilizes over a

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.056
Final Gravity: 1.013
Alcohol by Vol: 5.5%
Color SRM: 9.2  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 32.5
Recipe Type: partial mash
Yield: 5.50 US Gallons

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Mash Guidelines:
3 qt Beta Glucan Rest Temperature 110 F 20 min
-- Protein Rest Temperature 125 F 25 min
-- Starch Conversion Rest Temperature 160 F 30 min
Maintain target rest temps, use a cooler or insulation around kettle if it helps. This step is important with GF grains. Agitate lightly. Calc strike temps/volumes as needed.

Increase kettle volume to 4 gallons prior to boil.

Add Fermentable extracts before boil and stir to help prevent scorching. Continue stirring 3 min after boil starts.

Important to use Yeast Nutrients or DAP! GF brewing contains fewer FAN (Free Amino Nitrogen)

Follow hop and adjunct schedule:
0.4 oz Chinook Pellet 12 Boil 60 min
0.3 oz Mount Hood Pellet 5 Boil 60 min
0.5 oz Cascade Pellet 7 Boil 15 min
0.5 oz Mount Hood Pellet 5 Boil 15 min
0.5 oz Cascade Pellet 7 Boil 7 min
0.5 oz Mount Hood Pellet 5 HopStand at 210 °F for 30 min
1 oz Mount Hood Pellet 5 Dry Hop 7 days

Hop stand for the entire 30 minutes after flame-out. Needed for hop forward nose.

Add distilled water to meet 5.5G primary volume.

Starter for yeast should be 2 cups of 75F boiled or distilled water, 30 minutes before pitching.

Don't forget to pitch the ClarityFerm just before yeast!

Pitch yeast when wort has been transferred to primary and is approx 72F.

Secondary after 10 days, dry hop.
Bottle/Keg after secondary, condition 6 days then cold break.