Name: Harvard Crimson Ale OG: 1.050
Brewer: Mike H FG: 1.017
Style: American Amber Ale IBU: 40.6
Date: 10/11/2016 SRM: 13.1
Size: 5.3 %ABV: 4.32
Units: gallons US Efficiency: 73.0
Yeast: WLP002 English Ale Yeast Attenuation: 66.0
Notes: Believe it or not, beer played a major role in the early history of America’s most distinguished University. In 1674 Harvard actually opened a brewery on campus to supply the student body with beer. In fact, beer was such a prized commodity in colonial times that Harvard students were actually able to pay their tuition in barley. Sounds like a fair trade to me, doesn’t it?

Fermentables

Type Points Amount Units Cost/Unit
American Two-Row 1.037 8.25 lb $0.74
Crystal 60 1.030 10 oz $0.08
Roast Barley 1.029 .25 lb $1.29
Victory Malt 1.029 1 lb $0.90

Hops

Hop Alpha Form Amount Units Add Minutes Cost/Unit
Northern Brewer Pell 7.7% 6.9 Pellet 1 oz Boil 90 $0.99
Cascade Pellet 5.9 Pellet .5 oz Boil 90 $1.09
Irish Moss 0 Leaf .1 oz Boil 10 $0.00
Cascade Pellet 5.9 Pellet 1.5 oz Boil 2 $1.09

Miscellaneous Ingredients

Ingredient Amount Units Comments
Hop Bag 2 ea 2 hop bags for 2 insertions of hops (60 minutes) and one at 2 minutes.

Mash

Type Temp Method Minutes Directions
alpha 155.0 infusion 90 Mash in with 12.7 quart US of water at 171.0 F
mashout 168.0 infusion 10 Add 4.3 quart US of water at 212.0 F