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Old 09-17-2011, 09:06 PM   #1
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Default Nutty Nut Brown Ale - Suggestions Please

I'm looking for a recipe for a really good nut brown ale. I'm usually disappointed by the lack of "nuttiness," or caramel flavoring, or toasted malt, or however you want to describe what makes a nut brown a nut brown, in commercial brews.

With the only good thing about fall and winter too quickly approaching being my love for stouts and browns, I need to brew a brown, stat. So please post your recipes--or a link to a kit online--for a brown that really truly has a good nutty/caramel flavor.

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Old 09-17-2011, 10:34 PM   #2
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This is the recipe of Northern Brewer's nut brown. It tastes almost identical to my favorite nut brown, Wachusett nut brown ale.

6 lbs gold lme
1/4 lb chocolate malt
1/4 lb biscuit
1/4 lb special roast
1/4 lb special B
1 oz fuggle 60 min

Doubling the special B to 1/2 lb would not be a bad thing, especially if you're looking for caramelly flavors.

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I've made nut browns similar to what captain posted. I would suggest bumping up the special roast to about 1/2#, because, imo, that is what makes a good nut brown.

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Good call Avidhomebrewer. When you get right down to it, you could do a lot worse than just doubling all the specialty grains in that recipe. Although I would suggest that rather than doubling the chocolate malt, replace the 4 oz of chocolate with 8 oz of pale chocolate malt. It's got a roastier, grainier flavor than regular chocolate malt which tastes a little burnt to me. It's very similar to the difference between medium-roasted coffee and French- or Italian roast.

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Thanks for the great idea, I think I'll give it a shot.

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