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Old 04-26-2011, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default Breakfast Brown Ale (Thoughts?)

This is my first attempt to building my own recipe. I will be doing a partial mash brown ale. Comment please.

1 lb Dark Brown Sugar
1 lb Real Maple Syrup
3 lbs Gold Malt Extract
3 lbs Simpsons Golden Promise
4 oz. Biscuit Malt
4 oz. Coffee Malt
4 oz. Caramel 60L
1 oz. Perle
1 oz. Fuggle (@10 min)

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Old 04-26-2011, 07:29 PM   #2
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I had the hops wrong 1 oz Fuggle (Bittering) 1 oz Williamette (@ 10 min)

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Old 04-26-2011, 08:48 PM   #3
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I would roll with something like this:

.5 lbs Brown Sugar
3 lbs LME
2 lbs Simpson's
.5 lbs Biscuit
.5 lbs Coffee
.5 lbs Crystal 60

This bumps up the specialty grains for some character. Coffee is such a light roast, you can bump it up without getting that bite and heavy roast flavor. To keep the gravity from getting too high I pulled some 2-row, most of the b. sugar and all the maple syrup which really won't add much flavor.

Then I'd use an English yeast. Danstar Windsor or S-04 should do.
The hops look fine.

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Old 04-26-2011, 08:53 PM   #4
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I think it will finish very dry, with little noticeable flavor impact from the sugars. I agree with PT Ray's analysis and suggestions.

Cheers!

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Old 04-26-2011, 09:57 PM   #5
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Could I add maplewood chips to the secondary to get some maple flavor instead of the syrup?

Thanks for your suggestions!

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Old 04-26-2011, 10:18 PM   #6
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Have you thought about using maple extract?






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Old 04-27-2011, 12:52 AM   #7
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Real maple syrup doesn't add a discernible flavor when fermented. 99% (or something like that) of maple syrup is fermentable and leaves behind little maple characteristic.

I like to make a dryer beer and then prime with maple syrup. This leaves a nice, subtle maple flavor.

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It should work now

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