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Old 08-26-2009, 06:34 PM   #1
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Here's a partial mash recipe (5 gallon batch) I concocted. I appreciate any feedback - positive or negative. I am contemplating adding honey malt (1 lb) and also either maple syrup or maple extract. Do you think this would be overkill?

Grains to be steeped at 155 degrees F for 30 min then sparged with water at 170 degrees:
Crystal Malt 80L 1 lb
CaraPils (dextrine malt) 0.5 lb
Aromatic malt 0.5 lb
Chocolate malt 4 oz
Roasted barley 4 oz
?Honey malt 1 lb

Malt extracts:
Munton's Amber LME 6.6 lb
Carlson's Sparkling Amber DME 0.5 lb
Carlson's Traditional Dark DME 0.25 lb

Hops:
Target 1.5 oz - 60 min
Willamette 0.5 oz - 20 min
Fuggles 0.5 oz - 0 min

Additional:
Irish moss 1 tsp - 15 min
?Maple syrup or extract added to secondary

Yeast:
Wyeast 1084 (Irish Ale)

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Old 08-26-2009, 06:39 PM   #2
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I can't speak for the extracts, but the dextrine is unecessary. 4oz of roast barley will also be too much, you'll get a lot more flavor from it than you might expect. I also think a full lb of 80L will be a lot for an English Brown, but we need more info, like target OG/FG and IBU's. Will all those specialty malts it almost feels more like a Scotch Ale.

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Old 08-26-2009, 06:46 PM   #3
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If it were me, I would only add just the Carmel 80 or the Honey malt, you could even do a 1/2 lb of each, but I wouldn't exceed a pound. I'd also drop RB and do a 1/2lb of chocolate, and I'm not sure if you would really need the Dark DME, but I've never done PM's so I don't really know.

What's your target OG?

The maple syrup sounds interesting, but possibly easy to over do. Everything else looks pretty good.

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Old 08-27-2009, 01:49 AM   #4
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Thanks fellas.

I've tweaked the recipe with your advice to look like this instead. What do you think?

Honey Nut Brown Ale

Target OG: 1.040-52
Target FG: 1.008-13
IBUs: 20-35

Grains:
Crystal Malt 80L 1/2 lb
Chocolate malt 1/2 lb
Honey malt 1/2 lb

Fermentables:

Munton's Amber LME 6.6 lb
Carlson's Sparkling Amber DME 1/2 lb
Carlson's Traditional Dark DME 1/4 lb
Malto-dextrine 1/2 lb

Hops:
Target 1 oz - 60 min
Willamette 0.5 oz - 20 min
Fuggles 0.5 oz - 0 min

Additional:
Irish moss 1 tsp - 15 min
?Maple extract or syrup added to secondary (not sure about this yet)

Yeast:
Wyeast 1084 (Irish Ale)

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Old 08-27-2009, 01:20 PM   #5
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Here is the recipe that I just used. I must say that it was excellent.

3# Light DME
5# 2 row
.25# Crystal 60L
.25# Chocolate
.25# Special B
.25# Roasted Barley

Northern Brewer 60 min
Kent Golding last 15

Wyeast Whitbread 1099

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