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Old 12-20-2007, 01:32 AM   #1
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Default Indian Brown Ale, Dogfish Head

hey Folks: Anybody have a clone recipe for this? Apparently they use carmelized brown sugar, Liberty and Goldings hops. At least that's what the label says. Thanks for any input. Charlie

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Old 12-20-2007, 01:37 AM   #2
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This is from Sam Calagione's (DFH founder) book. It's extract, but I'm sure you can convert to AG if you'd like:

10oz British amber malt
10oz Crystal 60L
8oz Chocolate malt
2oz roasted barley
Steep all of this at 150F for 30 minutes

Add 7lb Light DME
8oz Dark Brown sugar

1/2oz Warrior Hops for 60 Minutes
1oz Vanguard Hops at Flameout

Ringwood Ale Yeast/Wyeast 1187

This is of course for a full boil of 6g. Never brewed the recipe but its from DFH themselves. One of my favorite browns too and probably my favorite DFH beer.

EDIT: Not sure why they would put a different recipe in the book than what it is (per the bottle), but its possible its just to protect their trade secret. You could brew the same recipe basically but using the hops you noted (obviously bumped up b/c they are lower AA) and carmelizing the brown sugar, if it makes you feel better.

EDIT2: Upon further inspection and thought, the boiling addition probably doesn't make a huge difference, since all you are getting from it is bittering. They could possibly use this in the clone since its cheaper for the HB and you might not notice a difference (its 15%AA compared to Liberty around 5.5%... thus 3x more hops would need to be used to bitter). The Vanguard at the end is a 5.5%AA hop similar to Hallarteau, but you could easily swap this out for an oz. of goldings...

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Thanks for the quick reply. Seems like a simple recipe for such a tasty beer. I don't think I'll lose sleep over the carmelization of the brown sugar I have some Goldings, no Liberty but can find a repacement.
This site always impresses me with the speed of replies. Thanks again. Charlie
PS I am drinking an Indian Brown right now, cheers

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PS I am drinking an Indian Brown right now, cheers
I drank one last evening.
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This is from Sam Calagione's (DFH founder) book. It's extract, but I'm sure you can convert to AG if you'd like:

10oz British amber malt
10oz Crystal 60L
8oz Chocolate malt
2oz roasted barley
Steep all of this at 150F for 30 minutes

Add 7lb Light DME
8oz Dark Brown sugar

1/2oz Warrior Hops for 60 Minutes
1oz Vanguard Hops at Flameout

Ringwood Ale Yeast/Wyeast 1187

This is of course for a full boil of 6g. Never brewed the recipe but its from DFH themselves. One of my favorite browns too and probably my favorite DFH beer.

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Can someone please post the AG conversion for this? Thanks
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Nope. But I'll tell you how to do it yourself.

You need change nothing with the specialty grains or brewing sugars. To convert pale/light LME to pale malt, multiply the LME amount (in pounds) by 0.75, or 75%.

A good rule of thumb to get you in the ballpark is:

1 lb malt = 0.75 lb LME = 0.6 lb DME

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This recipe is pretty darn close. I changed the yeast. It might have been exact if I had used the right yeast. It took a long time to condition(5-7 weeks conditioning in keg). I kept sipping it, was disappointed and then it came into it's own. Smoothed out nicely, creamy head, sweetness was dominant with the hops flavor in the background. I will brew this again but it will be AG. I also didn't caramelize the brown sugar. Charlie
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This recipe is pretty darn close. I changed the yeast. It might have been exact if I had used the right yeast. It took a long time to condition(5-7 weeks conditioning in keg). I kept sipping it, was disappointed and then it came into it's own. Smoothed out nicely, creamy head, sweetness was dominant with the hops flavor in the background. I will brew this again but it will be AG. I also didn't caramelize the brown sugar. Charlie
PS Roaringbrewer, thanks for the recipe
Cool, good to see that recipe is similar. DFH IBA is an awesome beer. I'm really into hoppy dark beers lately...
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MMMM I can't wait to try this clone out.... got only 1 bottle of IBA left in the fridge.... Been saving it to compare with a clone, since DFH isn't distributed anywhere near here.

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I have never tried DFH's IBA... I have actually never seen it at any of my local stores, usually they just carry the 60,90 and 120 IPAs as well as the Riason Detre and de'Extra, and then the holiday stout. I will have to ask about it. One of my first brews was a recipe a I called "South Indian Pale Ale" which was somewhat similar to this... I might consider revisiting that recipe with this one in mind...

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