American Amber ale is my idea of what a real beer should be – a hearty, full flavored beer with a perfect balance between the malt and hops. The secret to these beers is the extra dose of caramel malts to provide the sweetness, greater hop character to balance it, and then a nice toasty malt finish to leave you wanting more. This beer pairs well with rich and spicy foods, but won’t fill you up. It’s a beer that won’t leave a bitter taste in your mouth.
The award-winning recipes from Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer, prepared and assembled into ready-to-brew ingredient kits! These kits have been specially designed to be brewed at home on your kitchen stove with a minimum of equipment. Each kit comes with clear, illustrated brewing instructions for the general brewing process and step-by-step instructions for brewing that particular kit. The kits range from extract-only, to extract and steeping grains, to extract and partial mash and contain everything needed to brew 5 gallons of beer. All you need is a standard equipment kit from your local home brewing supply shop and a 5 gallon (20L) pot.