Brewed: Devil in Alliance with Truth

By scot in Beer, Beer Recipes on Monday, November 30th, 2020

Devil in Alliance with Truth was born out of my need for the a American Amber ale. I have been drinking NEIPAs and I have been trying to dial in the process with my home brewing for NEIPAs as well. Unfortunately my pallet is drench in hops. I needed a turn away from the over the top to a beer that had some balance: malt backbone with complementing hops.

I have made some amber ales in the past: Carrot Top and Autumn Sun. It was time to brew another.

The one thing that I did differently with this home brew than any other beer that I have ever made: I dropped the roasted barley in the mash with about 5 minutes left. Based on what I read, this technique should lend the color to the beer without flavor or the normal astringency of the malt.

I decided to add all the hops on brew day in order to keep more balance and to not overload the pallet. Enjoy!

Recipe for Devil in Alliance with Truth

General Information:
Brew Date: Friday, November 13, 2020
Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: S-04, not hydrated
Yeast Starter: none
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.063
Finishing Gravity: 1.004
IBU: 64.4
Color: 15.2 SRM
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Brewhouse Efficiency: 81.31%
Alcohol by Volume: 7.74%
Calories per ounce: 16.9
Primary Fermentation: start @66*F, slow rise for 3 days @70*F

Grain Bill:
9.00 pounds American 2-Row
2.00 pounds American Vienna
1.00 pounds Munich
0.50 pounds 60L
0.25 pounds 120L
0.25 pounds Roasted Barley

Saccharification @153.4*F

Hop Bill:
1.00 ounces Apollo @30 minutes
2.00 ounces Mosaic @7 minutes
2.00 ounces Simcoe @2 minutes
2.00 ounces Mosaic, Centennial, Simcoe @20 minutes whirlpool

1.0 tsp Irish Moss @15 minutes
1.0 tsp Yeast Nutrient @15 minutes
4.0 quarts of rice hulls


  • 2020-11-29: Kegged.

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