American Brown Ale - knock your socks off!
I created this beer from Designing Great Beers, and I have to say I would buy this beer at a bar. It is the BEST beer I've made, with great mouthfeel, great chocolatey flavor without being overwhelming, and a great hop presence for the style. SG a little high for the 10C category, but amazing nonetheless!
Efficiency: 75%, Mashed @ 151 F for 60 minutes (1.25 qts/lb --> mashed in with 4 gallons, modified fly sparge technique)
10.5 lbs Pale 2-row malt
1.5 lbs Crystal 80
0.5 lbs Cara-pils
6 oz Chocolate malt
1.25 oz Cascade (AA 6%) - 60 min
0.5 oz Cascade (AA 4.1%) - 15 min
0.5 oz Centennial (AA 9.3%) - 15 min
0.5 oz Cascade (AA 4.1%) - 5 min
I tab whirfloc at 30 min
I happen to have most of these ingredients on hand and just brewed different brown. I just need to pick up some more cascade and I'll gve it a spin on Thursday. Thanks for the idea!!!:ban:
I guess it's only fair to share my recipe too:
9.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 77.85 %
0.75 lb Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 6.49 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 4.33 %
0.31 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 2.68 %
0.31 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 2.68 %
0.31 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 2.68 %
1.00 oz Williamette [4.80 %] (60 min) Hops 14.6 IBU
0.50 oz Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) [4.50 %] (40 min) Hops 6.0 IBU
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (15 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -
0.38 lb Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 3.29 %
1 Pkgs London Ale (Wyeast Labs #1028) [Starter 125 ml] Yeast-Ale
what grains would you use if you were doing this extract brewing?
I just purchased all of the ingredients and I'm going to try this recipe verbatim. I'll post my comments after we crack the first bottle. It sounds great!
How did the recipe turn out?
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