I'm looking to make an American Brown as my next beer. For anyone living in St. Louis, I'm trying to get something close to The Civil Life's American Brown.
I've never built a recipe before, so I borrowed most of Northern Brewers Caribou Slobber recipe, but have substituted the Wyesat 1332 with the 1272 instead (hearing that 1332 is a bit fruity and 1272 will yield more nuttiness, which I think is fitting for the ABA).
So - any suggestions - specific grains or fermentables that have worked well for you? I'd like to hit somewhere around 6% ABV; nice balance of chocolate, coffee and nut.
Any input would be great - I'm just looking forward to brewing something that didn't come out of a kit that I bought.