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Old 02-05-2013, 01:00 AM   #1
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Default Anyone got a tried and true house Ale??

Looking for a good Bitter/Brown/Easy drinkin' Ale recipe that has stood the test of Non-homebrewers. Something 3.5-5.0% ABV that is full of flavor and not extremely light on body. Something smooth that will hold a head till the end.

Any recommendations?

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Old 02-05-2013, 03:17 AM   #2
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I made a Boddington's clone based on Dude's recipe here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f64/pub-...26/#post205143

that came out superb! I primed the bottles with clover honey instead of corn sugar and it is easily one of my favorite beers ever. I can't wait to brew it again with a couple tweaks.

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Old 02-06-2013, 12:29 AM   #3
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Thanks! I'm going to give it a try. I've heard bad things about fermented brown sugar through. I wonder if I could just amp up the grains to get a higher OG. Any notes related to the character imparted from the Brown Sugar? I've never used it in beer before.

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Old 02-06-2013, 12:37 AM   #4
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Haven't brewed it myself, but have tasted other brewers' Nut Brown recipes. Seemed pretty well received.

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I just kegged a nut brown this weekend. The samples tasted wonderful. Should start tasting really great in another week or so.

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My brown ale, although I don't brew it nearly as much as I should (or anything else lately for that matter). It's on my recipe list. Won the category in the last HBT contest.

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I haven't noticed any off flavors in this batch yet -- it's almost been two months in the bottle and almost gone. Curious what dangers you've heard about brown sugar, a few recipes I've been working on use it, and I'd like to know if it's going to cause problems…

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