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Old 09-16-2013, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default Middle English Honey Brown Ale

This was my first attempt at all grain brewing

2.5G batch
4.5lbs Pale Malt
.5lb Crystal 80l
.25lb Brown malt
.25lb Chocolate malt
.25lb Roasted barley

60 min mash at 148-153F (no cooler, didn't keep as fine a control on temp as I would have liked). English sparge.

.4oz Northern Brewer 9.9% pellets 60min
1lb Clover honey 15min
.25oz Dried Mugwort 10min
.5oz Glacier hops pellets 5.6% 10min
.5oz Dried Heather 5min

Pitched with American West Coast Dry Ale Yeast, 70F fermentation

1.062OG, color was slightly darker than I had hoped, but still in the range of a brown ale. I probably should have used 2-3oz roasted barley instead of 4oz.

In a week or so I am going to add .1oz dried mugwort, .5oz glacier hops and .5oz dried heather in a hops bag and hang it in the fermenter. Let is sit for another few days or a week and then bottle it.

Goal was/is 1.060-1.065OG, 1.013-1.017FG and a brown ale with some herbal flavors and aroma to it from the heather, mugworth and I am hoping a hint of the clover comes through from the honey. I am hoping the Glacier's citrus and fruit will be mellowed and added to by the herbs. The woody/herbal hop aroma certainly seems to blend very well with the mugwort and heather pre-pitching.

I'll report back when it is done.

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Sounds good, but for and English Ale I'd a used an English dry yeast. Sa-04 I think is one.

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Sounds good, but for and English Ale I'd a used an English dry yeast. Sa-04 I think is one.
Thanks, since brewing it up I've been looking at s-04. I've been hearing good things about it.

My next two brews are going to be American style, but then I have a couple of stouts in the line up so I'll probably give it a try then.
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