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Old 10-16-2009, 12:31 AM   #1
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Default Wynonas Got a Big Brown Bitter

Looking for some feedback on the following kitchen sink recipe. The grainbill is based mostly what I have left over, with some inspiration from the DFH India Brown Ale recipes I have seen. Its quite a bit higher gravity than the original IBA, and the hops are what I have in the freezer. Not tied to them by any means. Just figured I would float it out there and see if anyone had any ideas for me. Bonus points for naming the band/song that inspired the name of this one.



Wynonas Got a Big Brown Bitter
Imperial IBA

Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency: 78.00

Ingredients
10 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row)
4 lbs Pilsner (2 Row)
12.0 oz Amber Malt
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L
8.0 oz Chocolate Malt
8.0 oz Flaked Barley
2.0 oz Carafa III
2.0 oz Amarillo [8.50 %] (90 min) 55.7 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (15 min) 8.4 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (3 min) 2.1 IBU
.5 lbs Molasses (80.0 SRM) Sugar 6.01 %

Est Original Gravity: 1.086 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.018 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: ~9 %
Bitterness: 68.2 IBU
Est Color: 28.6 SRM

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Double Batch Sparge - No Mash out Step Time Name Description Step Temp
90 min Dough In Add 19.54 qt of water at 161.9 F 150.0 F
10 min Sparge 1 Add 11.16 qt of water at 185.1 F 163.0 F
10 min Sparge2 Add 11.16 qt of water at 183.0 F 168.0 F

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Old 10-16-2009, 01:35 AM   #2
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Well being a Noob - I dont have much input here but I just have to know one thing -

Does Wynona like to show her big brown bitter off to all her friends? Has that bitter ever bit her?

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Primus! But... no real input on the recipe =)

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great name and the that dogfish is a good beer for inspiration. No comment on your recipie, but I like the OG.
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Glad I am not the only Primus fan out there.

Any suggestions on the hops? How do the Citrusy hops go in a big malty-roasty brew? Good? Bad? I have some Styrian Goldings, a little Amarillo, maybe some Northern Brewer as well. Shopping is always an option too. Thanks in advance.

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This thread smells like 7 layers...

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If this one turns out anything remotely like taco bell, I may have to sacrifice it to the septic gods.

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I sure do love that big brown bitter and I wish I did have a pair....

Sorry I don't have anything to contribute to the recipe, but the name is awesome!

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Glad I am not the only Primus fan out there.

Any suggestions on the hops? How do the Citrusy hops go in a big malty-roasty brew? Good? Bad? I have some Styrian Goldings, a little Amarillo, maybe some Northern Brewer as well. Shopping is always an option too. Thanks in advance.
That would be my only concern, I cannot think of a malty-roasty brew that had any citrusy character to it. Not saying there isnt one, I just cannot think of one that I have had. I think this would give you a pretty decent chocolatey/malty flavor (and the molasses will be good I think!). Either way, I am very interested in how this turns out!!
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My only worry here is the full pound of molasses. That will pervade everything and may even overwhelm your hops as well as your malt character. Molasses also takes a long, long time to mellow and integrate with the other flavors of a brew, too. I've added molasses to a few brews and always felt like it would have been better off without the molasses. So I would proceed with caution & consider using less.

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