Columbus' Cascading Amber Ale - Archived

Columbus' Cascading Amber Ale - Archived is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
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Hop forward but with a rich malt base, this American Brown is just the right balance of the four elements of beer to go down smooth, whether you're out exploring new worlds or cozied up in front of a fire, you'll find you return again...

$25.46 Regular Price $29.95
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What You Get

1 Bewitched Amber Ale Brewing Extract (HME)

1 Packet of Dry Brewing Yeast (Under the Lid of the Brewing Extract)

1 Packet of BrewMax LME Smooth

1 Packet of Columbus Pellet Hops

1 Packet of Cascade Pellet Hops

1 Hop Sack

1 Packet of No-Rinse Cleanser

For Fans Of

Bell's Best Brown

Big Sky Brewing Mosse Drool Brown

Brew Specs

Flavor: Balanced

Original Gravity: 1.059

Final Gravity: 1.015

ABV: 5.9%

SRM: (Color): 19

IBU: (Bitterness): 30

STEP 1: Sanitizing

Cleaning is one of the most important steps in brewing. It kills microscopic bacteria, wild yeast and molds that may cause off-flavors in your beer. Make certain to clean all equipment that comes in contact with your beer by following the directions below:

1. Fill clean keg with warm water to line mark 1 on the back, then add ½ pack (about 1 tablespoon) of No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, the solution is ready to use. Save the remaining ½ of No-Rinse Cleanser because you will need it for bottling.

2.Screw on lid and swirl the keg so that the cleaning solution makes contact with the entire interior of the keg, including the underside of the lid. Note that the ventilation notches under the lid may leak solution. Allow to sit for at least 2 minutes and swirl again.

3.To clean the spigot, open it fully and allow liquid to flow for 5 seconds and then close.

4.Pour the rest of the solution from the keg into a large bowl. Place your spoon/whisk, can opener and measuring cup into the bowl to keep them cleaned throughout the brewing process. Leave them immersed for at least 2 minutes in cleaning solution prior to using.

5.After all surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, do not rinse or dry the keg or utensils. Return lid to top of keg, proceed immediately to brewing.


Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.

1. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract, then place the unopened can and BrewMax LME in hot tap water.

2. Place both packets of pellet hops into the hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material

3. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Bring this to a boil, add in your hop sack, then remove from heat.

4. Open the can of Brewing Extract and BrewMax LME and pour the contents into the hot hop water in your pot. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.

5. Fill your fermenter with cold tap water to the mark 1 on the back. If using any other fermenter this would be approximately 1 gallon of water.

6. Pour the wort into your fermenter, and then bring the volume of the fermenter to mark 2 by adding more cold water. (If you have a different fermenter top it off with cold water to the 8.5-liter mark).

7. Stir your wort mixture vigorously with your sanitized spoon or whisk.

8. Sprinkle the US-05 yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.

Put your fermenter in a location with a consistent temperature between 68° and 78° F (20°-25° C), and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 14 days.

STEP 3: Bottling & Carbonating

After 14 days, taste a small sample to determine if the beer is fully fermented and ready to bottle. If it tastes like flat beer, it is ready. If it’s sweet, then it’s not ready. Let it ferment for 3 more days (17 total). At this point it is time to bottle. Do not let it sit in the fermenter for longer than 24 days total.

1.When your beer is ready to bottle, fill a 1-gallon container with warm water, then add the remaining ½ pack of the No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, it is ready to use.

2.Distribute the cleaning solution equally among the bottles. Screw on caps (or cover with metal cap if using glass bottles) and shake bottles vigorously. Allow to sit 10 minutes, then shake the bottles again. Remove caps and empty all cleaning solution into a large bowl. Use this solution to clean any other equipment you may be using for bottling. Do not rinse.

3.Add 2 Carbonation Drops to each 740-mL bottle. For 1-liter bottles, add 2 ½ drops; for ½-liter bottles add 1 drop. Alternatively, you can add table sugar using this table as a guide

4.Holding the bottle at an angle, fill each bottle to about 2 inches from the bottle’s top.

5.Place caps on bottles, hand tighten, and gently turn the bottle over to check the bottle’s seal. It is not necessary to shake them.

6.Store the bottles upright and out of direct sunlight in a location with a consistent temperature between 70°-76°F or 21°-24°C. Allow to sit for a minimum of 14 days. If the temperature is cooler than suggested it may take an additional week to reach full carbonation. 

Tip from our Brewmasters

After the primary carbonation has taken place your beer is ready to drink. We recommend putting 1 bottle in the refrigerator at first for 48 hrs. After 48hrs. give it a try and if it is up to your liking put the rest of your beer in the fridge. If it does not taste quite right, leave the bottles out at room temp for another week or so. Keep following this method until your brew tastes just how you like it. 

This process is called conditioning and during this time the yeast left in your beer can help clean up any off flavors. Almost everything gets a little better with time and so will your beer.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Max10755 from crisp--clear I have brewed this several times and the taste is very consistent. For a little extra fun and for a little drier taste, add a cup of honey after the boil is complete. Give it an extra week in the keg.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ritchmcg from Smooth beer Surprised how dark this turned out.... love the cascade and columbus hops... has some coffee notes...all and all a really smooth beer...would boil the hops a little longer for more flavor... 3 weeks in lbk... 5 weeks carbonation and conditioning 1 tsp sugar per 740ml
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jamie from One of my favorites I've made this one again and again. Good flavor. I typically use less sugar in bottling due to over-carbonation, but that's with every recipe on here.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by RandyK from Tasty brew I made this last year. It was my first "recipe." Great flavor. I would definitely make it again.
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Litlehed from Great tasting Beer when i was in germany I spent 2 years in the military there I was introduced to alt beer and really love the full body without the bitterness this fits the bill, I brew this one about a year and a half ago and believe it or not I just tried my first one and bingo what a great taste, I guess age really does'nt hurt this one. a must try and age it its worth the wait
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by DEFbrewer from IPA? It is a hoppy brown ale that i might consider being an IPA. I like hoppy beers and this one is good. Smooth and flavourful, I'll brew this recipe again. Sanitized everything that touched the brew with Star-San. No off flavours or twang tastes. Brewed 3 weeks, bottled for 6 weeks.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bender3500 from Fantastic brew Solid recipe, great flavor, one of the first recipe kits I tried a couple years ago and I have put in rotation ever since. use 3-3-4 and you will not be disappointed
Date published: 2016-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Full boar brewing from Best I've brewed yet. Came out slightly darker than photo, hoppy malty flavor. Will definitely brew again. I brew both 2.5 and 5 gal. So I will definitely step up recipe to 5 next time.
Date published: 2018-01-26
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