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Nov 9/17

Yam It Yourself: Yamma Jamma Homebrew Recipe Is Here!

As you may have heard (cover your ears if you haven’t), our Harvest Ale is hitting the hay in 2017. We know you’ll miss Yamma Jamma, and we will too - so we’ve decided to give you a little something to remember it by. Our brewers have created a 5 Gallon All-Grain Batch homebrew recipe just for you. Find it below, or on the recipe page of our website, alongside Day Tripper and Midnight Ryder.

If you’re brewing Yamma Jamma - let us know! We’d love to pass along what we’ve learned about working with those crazy yams all these years. We’re so happy to finally share this recipe and welcome you to the yamily. Dang, we’re really gonna miss those puns. And one more thing - whether you’re a homebrewer or just a homedrinker, you’ll find $10 Yamma Jamma growler fills all November long at Indeed to send off our sweet potato beer right. Pick some up for Thanksgiving, it’s way better than a casserole.

Recipe: Yamma Jamma 

5 Gallon All-Grain Batch 

Crunchy leaves. Casseroles. Sweater weather. Yamma Jamma is our tribute to the coziest of seasons. Brewed with sweet potatoes and a blend of warm, fragrant spices, our Harvest Ale captures the sights, sounds, and flavors of fall.

O.G: 1.056 / FG: 1.014 / IBU: 10 / SRM 14 / ABV: 5.5%

Fermentation Schedule: 5 Weeks

1–2 week primary

1 week secondary

2 weeks bottle conditioning

Mash Ingredients:

- 7.25 lbs Vienna

- 2.35 lbs CaraHell

- 1.15 lbs CaraMunich II

- 1.15 lbs Golden Naked Oats

- 0.40 lbs Munich Light (10L)

- 0.35 lbs Crystal 120

- 0.75 lbs Sweet Potatoes (shredded)

Boil Additions:

- 0.75 oz Glacier @ 60 min (4.8% AA)

- 1.00 oz Vanilla Extract @ Flameout

- 1.85 g Allspice Powder @ Flameout

- 1.85 Nutmeg Powder @ Flameout

- 1.50 g Cinnamon Powder @ Flameout

- 1.25 g Galangal Root Powder (Ginger) @ Flameout

Yeast Options:

Liquid yeast: Wyeast #1968 London ESB Ale. 75% Attenuation, Optimum temperature: 68°F

Dry yeast: Safale US-05. Optimum temperature: 68°F

Mash Schedule:

Single Infusion

Sacch’ Rest: 152° F for 60 minutes

Brewer’s Notes - This recipe is formulated for 6 gallons to allow for trub loss, etc. Indeed Brewing Company does not recommend attempting an extract version of this recipe due to it’s complex grain bill and use of sweet potatoes in the mash. Liquid yeast option is strongly preferred.

Oct 28/16

Announcing homebrew recipes for Day Tripper and Midnight Ryder

Indeed Brewing’s existence is rooted in countless days spent homebrewing in a garage and making runs to Northern Brewer for ingredients and supplies. We launched our brewery in 2012 with two distinct beers born from many batches of homebrew: Day Tripper Pale Ale and Midnight Ryder Black IPA. This year, we were excited and honored to have these two beers adapted as homebrew Pro-Series kits by Northern Brewer Homebrew Supply.

With the recent purchase of Northern Brewer by Anheuser-Busch InBev, our brewery is making the tough decision to pull our home brew kits from stores. Time and time again, Anheuser-Busch InBev has demonstrated through their calculated acquisitions that their intention is to erode the very principles that the craft beer industry is built upon. Since acquiring well known craft breweries like Goose Island, Elysian, Devil’s Backbone, and 10-Barrel, Anheuser-Busch InBev is now set to provide consumers with the illusion of choice as they expand these brands nationwide, flexing their distribution muscle and consistently pushing small independent breweries out of the market with their pricing strategies. We believe that if they succeed, access to market for small, local, independent breweries will be curtailed and craft beer consumers will suffer as a result.

The employees of Northern Brewer have always been an overwhelmingly positive force in the home and commercial brewing scenes. A number of Indeed employees got their start in the brewing industry at Northern Brewer and we continue to foster positive relationships with many current employees at the company. While we completely support Northern Brewer and its employees, we can’t throw our support behind its new ownership, and that company’s strategy of attempting to control the craft beer market.

While the Pro-Series kits will no longer be available to purchase from Northern Brewer, we’re happy to announce that the full recipes for Day Tripper and Midnight Ryder will now be made available to the public on our website’s new recipe page. We encourage all you ambitious homebrewers to check them out and go forth in pursuit of better homebrewed beer with the help of your local homebrew supply company. In the spirit of fostering new talent and creativity in the craft brewing community, we’ll be periodically releasing other Indeed beer recipes for you to test out and enjoy at home. Let’s all raise a glass to keeping craft beer honest, accessible and fun!