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Wayne1 03-25-2008 09:04 PM

Beaver Tail Brown Ale
Beaver Tail Brown Ale

7.5 lbs American 2-row malted barley
1.75 lb 60L crystal malt
0.75 lb. Cara-Pils malt
0.75 lb. Special Roast malt
0.125 lb Chocolate malt
0.5 oz Cluster hop pellets (90 min)
0.33 0z Willamette hop pellts (30 min)
1.0 oz. Cascade hop pellets (1 min)

Mash at 154 F for 90 mins.

For extract, sub 5.5 lbs light dry malt extract for 2-row. Do not use Cara-Pils

Silver Medal Winner 1991 GABF American Brown Ale

Berlbrew 04-06-2009 07:57 PM

I just brewed the extract version of this recipe yesterday, did a 4-gallon boil and cut the cascade by 1/4oz. Everything looked great, we'll see soon enough how it turns out.

Wayne1 04-06-2009 11:31 PM

Thanks for giving the recipe a try.

Please let me know how it turns out and what you think of it.



Berlbrew 04-30-2009 06:23 PM

It's my pleasure Wayne. I let it sit in the primary for almost 4 weeks and bottled it last night. I gave it taste and it was fantastic! It had some really nice, deep malty flavors with some chocolate tones, and a worthy hop presence. I will let you know how they taste after they're done conditioning.

BLGolfer72 12-29-2012 02:12 PM

I brewed the all grain version of this last night. I live in an apartment and cooked it on the stove top. I'm not sure what happened or where I messed up but I only got 3.5 gallons in my fermenter. Ay suggestions?

My gravity reading came out at 1.059

I sparged 4.5 gallons of water through the top of my mash tun.

Wayne1 12-29-2012 02:52 PM

What was your OG? How much did you sparge with?

If the OG is high enough, you can add boiled and cooled water to the fermenter to make up volume.

cpl-america 12-30-2012 03:07 AM

Next time run some more hot water through your grain , and boil to make up volume. Buy at 1.059, you could definitely add sterile water.

BLGolfer72 12-30-2012 02:42 PM

I added 1 gallon of sterile water when I got home from work yesterday. It had been in the fermenter for almost 24 hours when I did it. Hope that doesn't screw things up.

Wayne1 12-30-2012 03:55 PM

The recipe on top was what I used to give out to homebrewers when I worked at the brewpub in Vail. I did not go into detail about mash volumes, temps etc.

Here is the same recipe reworked a bit in BeerSmith to give water volumes and temps.

This is revised to fit my current homebrew system, my way of brewing and current availability of hops. You should adjust the amounts and volumes to fit your system.

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Beaver Tail Brown Ale (revised)
Brewer: Wayne
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Brown Ale
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
Boil Size: 8.41 gal
Post Boil Volume: 7.28 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.044 SG
Estimated Color: 17.4 SRM
Estimated IBU: 24.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 84.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

7 lbs 8.0 oz Colorado 2-Row (2.9 SRM) Grain 1 74.0 %
1 lbs 12.0 oz Caramunich II (Weyermann) (63.0 SRM) Grain 2 17.3 %
12.0 oz Special Roast (50.0 SRM) Grain 3 7.4 %
2.0 oz Chocolate (Crisp) (630.0 SRM) Grain 4 1.3 %
0.40 oz Nugget [13.00 %] - Boil 90.0 min Hop 5 18.3 IBUs
19.0 Items DeFoamer (Boil 60.0 mins) Other 6 -
0.50 oz Willamette [4.80 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 7 4.3 IBUs
0.30 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 8 -
1.0 oz Cascade 2012 [7.40 %] - Boil 0 min Hop 9 2.2 IBUs
1.0 pkg SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) Yeast 10 -

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Full Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 10 lbs 2.1 oz
Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 3.17 gal of water at 168.2 F 156.0 F 60 min

Sparge: Fly sparge with 7.26 gal water at 168.0 F

Created with BeerSmith 2 - http://www.beersmith.com

BLGolfer72 01-03-2013 03:26 PM

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Here is what my batch looks like right now. It's been fermenting for 6 days now.

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