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Drake’s Amber Ale Clone HomeBrew Recipe

Drake's Amber Ale Clone
Drake's Amber Ale Clone
Drake's Amber Ale Clone


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: ESB
Target ABV: 5.9%
Target IBUs: 28
4.5/ 5

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Posted August 13, 2013 by


All Grain ESB Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for an ESB, similar to Drake’s Amber Ale. Smooth amber ale with earthy and floral hop aromas. Balanced flavors of mildly sweet caramel malt and earthy hops. Light touch of chocolate roast. Moderate bitterness in the finish.



11 lbs Pale 2-row

10 oz. Crystal 50

8 oz. CaraMalt 30

4 oz. Simpsons Brown Malt

Hops (Pellets)

1/2 oz. Bravo 14%a, 60 minutes

1/2 oz. Willamette 5%a, at 20 minutes

1/2 oz. East Kent Goldings 5%a, at flameout

1/2 oz. Willamette 5%a, at flameout

Yeast: White Labs WLP001 California Ale Yeast


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Ferment at 63-68 degrees.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for 4-5 weeks.

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