What's your favorite Brown Ale?
I'm looking for a good Brown Ale recipe. I'm more partial to American Style, but a good English variety would be ok. I'm thinking about doing up a brown for the Fall and winter season, and also might be considering adding a holiday spice or two.
The one in my drop-down is one of my favorite beers to brew. It's more on the hop side than the malt, but since you say your partial to the American style that should work. I'm not so sure how well the spices would blend with the hops though, if you really wanna do that you might wanna look for a more malt focused recipe.
Size: 6.0 gal
Calories: 231.52 kcal per 12.0 fl oz
Original Gravity: 1.069 (1.026 - 1.120)
Terminal Gravity: 1.017 (0.995 - 1.035)
Color: 24.64 (1.0 - 50.0)
Alcohol: 6.84% (2.5% - 14.5%)
Bitterness: 24.6 (0.0 - 100.0)
4.0 lb American 2-row
5.0 lb Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt
2.0 lb Golden Naked Oats
.75 lb Brown Malt
.75 lb Crystal Malt 40°L
.75 lb Munich Malt
.75 lb Wheat Malt
.75 lb Chocolate Malt
.75 lb Honey Malt
10.0 oz Black Strap Molasses - added during boil
14.0 g Northern Brewer (8.0%) - added during boil, boiled 75 min
14.0 g Northern Brewer (8.0%) - added during boil, boiled 30 min
14.0 g Cascade (5.5%) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
14.0 g Cascade (5.5%) - added during boil, boiled 0.0 min
1.0 ea WYeast 1318 London Ale III
Mash @ 150F
Boil Time - 90min.
Ferment @ 68F for 3 days - ramp up to 72F
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Janet's Brown Ale (Mike McDole's recipe).
I have won 2 blue ribbons with this beer. It is a great beer.
While I am a fan of the hop, I think I might focus more on the malty side. Maybe the best would be balanced though. Janet's Brown Ale is one that I have heard of. Can't go wrong with an award winner! (Unless I brew it, then anything can happen...)
But I don't have German Brewer hops. I would probably sub with one of the many hops varieties I do have. I got Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, EKG, and something else I can't remember... I'll take inventory when I get home.
My favorite Brown is Doryman Dark from Pelican, but I've never seen a recipe for it.
This is good.
Old Brown Dog
8 oz C90L
8 oz Victory
4 oz Chocolate malt
8 oz brown malt
2.5 lb 2-row
155F 45 min.
5lb Pale Extract
1.5 oz Willamette @ 60
no other hop additions.
English Ale yest or Nottingham
I think that's the one I'm going with.
I went out to eat last night and had a leiney fireside nut brown. Not a bad beer, but had virtually NO brown ale flavor IMO. Tasted more like an amber to me. Washed the food down nicely, but certainly not a beer to try to reproduce as a brown.
I have everything, just need to build the starter up again and pick a day when I can do it. Probably Wednesday. Tuesdays are my busy taking girls to dance day.
if you want a good christmas brown, search on here for 'Holiday Brown Bear'. my brew is almost finished fermenting and it is absolutely delicious in the sample!
Janet's Brown Ale is the only beer I have ever rebrewed - I am up to 3 times now. It is fantastic.
Mike McDole puts out some killer recipes. I just brewed his APA this past weekend.
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