India Brown Ale recipe formulation
Well a few months ago I made Midwest's India Brown ale kit and really liked it. Fast forward to now and I've decided to finally make my first recipe with this in mind. So far this is what I have decided on, but I am still open on the hops. I have 4 oz of the following, warrior (13.7 AAU), chinook (11.8 AAU), amarillo (10.3 AAU), nugget (13.3 AAU), and cascade (5.5 AAU) and 8 oz of columbus (13.3 AAU). I don't have any experience except with columbus, cascade and amarillo (guess that's what happens when you order ingredients after drinking :tank: ).
So far this is what I'm thinking of doing.
7 lbs pilsen light DME
1 lb light brown sugar
8 oz Crystal 60L
4 oz Chocolate Malt
2 oz Roasted Barley
60 min - 1/2 oz warrior
60 min - 1/2 oz columbus
35 min - 1/2 oz columbus
10 min - 1 oz Cascade
1 min - 1 oz Cascade
7 day dry hop - 1 oz Warrior
US-05 ferment at 68 degrees for 2 weeks, rack to secondary (maybe I don't know yet) on dry hops for 1 week.
The calculators are showing
SRM 17 deg
Any suggestions for when I brew this tomorrow? I have a couple other random specialty grains and other random stuff around the house so I'm up for anything.
Looks more like a Double India Brown! Recipe seems sound to me ;)
I haven't used warrior hops for anything besides bittering, but I haven't heard much praise for them in the flavor/aroma department on here
replace the dry hop warriors with cascade, or even columbus, those are much better aroma hops than warrior. amarillo is a great flavor/aroma hop too and i really like the way amarillo plays off darker malts.
it really depends what ya want. columbus are pungent, resinous citrus/pine-like aroma, cascade are a bit more subdued, still citrusy, fruity, maybe a bit floral aroma. for a darker beer, columbus or a combo of cascade & columbus might be nice. i'd still say amarillo would be my favorite of your choices for a darker beer with lots of late hop character.
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