Home Brew Forums > Recipe Database > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > English Brown Ale > All-Grain - Fat Squirrel clone

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-21-2009, 01:42 AM   #11
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,054
Liked 4202 Times on 3059 Posts
Likes Given: 780

Default


I think I forgot to mention that this won first place in the category in the HBT BJCP competition. It's a nice beer, well liked by everyone who has tried it.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2009, 01:48 AM   #12
bitterpeanut
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Portland
Posts: 17
Default


Thanks for the updates and sharing. I'll brew this up soon with the -- looking for those "I wish it were Spring" days at the end of Winter -- in mind.

__________________
bitterpeanut is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-23-2009, 01:16 AM   #13
balto charlie
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
balto charlie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Md
Posts: 819
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts

Default


1st: congratulations on the blue ribbon well done.
I was trying to come up with a pilsner recipe using ale yeast. I also have a lb of caravienne waiting to be used. Looks tasty. I have added it to my "to do". Thanks

__________________
Drinking Firestone Wookey Black IPA clone, Bock, Oktoberfest, Bock, Red APA
Conditioning: Firestone Wookey Black IPA clone, Oktoberfest, Bock, Red APA
Secondary
Primary
On DeckIPA, Pale ale, ESB
balto charlie is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-16-2009, 08:29 PM   #14
zman
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
zman's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Denver.
Posts: 2,603
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default


Think I can substitute Brown malt for the Chocolate? I have a ton of it and want to use it. Should it be the same amount? More? Less?

__________________
www.kroc.org
zman is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2010, 10:42 PM   #15
flipper51
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Martha's Vineyard, Mass
Posts: 45
Default


Quote:
Think I can substitute Brown malt for the Chocolate? I have a ton of it and want to use it. Should it be the same amount? More? Less?
Sorry I can't be more specific with an amount, but they're really not comparable. Chocolate malt is a roasted specialty malt, 1/4 lb turns a pale or amber ale into a brown. Brown malt is much milder - it would take a lot to literally make a beer brown in color. I wouldn't quite call it a base malt, but it's in that british gray area.
__________________
flipper51 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-04-2010, 10:30 PM   #16
flipper51
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Martha's Vineyard, Mass
Posts: 45
Default


I decided to try this recipe mostly because I really like the idea of putting a lot of adjuncts from the kitchen in a brown. But I also wanted to try to make a lighter weight brown that still has big flavor (see below - that might not have worked), since my browns are usually in that 6% abv, Brooklyn Brown Ale kind of range.

Even after all the substitutions to fit what I had on hand, I still think the recipe is very similar despite changing the amounts of nearly everything:

6.75 lb Belgian pilsner (.75 extra in case of bad efficiency)
1 lb munich
1 lb oats*
10 oz pearled barley* (down from 12 oz)
4 oz chocolate
1 oz roasted barley (not in Yooper's recipe)
9 oz Caravienne, 3 oz Caramunich, 4 oz Crystal 15 (my best guess sub for the pound of Caravienne)

* Ok, even this was a mess. I only had 7 oz of quick oats, so added 9 oz extra thick rolled oats. I toasted all of this at 350 for at least 20 minutes, then boiled the thick cut oats for 30 minutes. Also boiled the pearled barley 30 minutes

Hops were 0.6 - 0.7 oz of Magnum (12.5%AA) FWH and then 1 oz of Liberty (4.5) for 10 minutes. Used Nottingham, batch sparge, fermented around 60 degrees.

The result so far is a good beer, but not what I was going for. I ended up with 75% efficiency and accidentally overboiled it down to 4.4 gallons at 1.065. This is not usually a problem -- if I get better than average (for me) efficiency I just add more water at bottling time. This time though, the ever-voracious Notty cranked this oaty, big crystal malt, 1.065 brown ale down to 1.012.

So I can't decide whether to add a gallon of water to get closer to the original recipe and run the risk of a thin, under-malty brown (1.053 down to 1.010), or keep what I have, a dry, strong, but not very hoppy IBA.

The hydro sample tastes quite good, though, considering the yeastiness.

__________________
flipper51 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-02-2010, 03:03 PM   #17
Doctor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 10
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default


Can anyone far more talented (and probably more handsome) than I convert this to Extract and Steeping? I'm looking to fill a few fermenters in the upcoming weeks to have a supply of summer beers.

Thank you in advance.

__________________
Doctor is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-03-2010, 01:47 PM   #18
JRMeyers77
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 1
Default


I made this recipe and it was one of the best beers I have ever tasted. I used the London ESB because I like my ales malty.

I also bottled 18 of these with half a shot of Knob Creek bourbon. Those were also delicious. The flavor of this beer came through and mixed well with the bourbon flavor. When I make this recipe again I will probably split the batch with half bottled with bourbon.

__________________
JRMeyers77 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-11-2011, 05:52 AM   #19
schia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 157
Likes Given: 1

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by Yooper View Post
6 pounds Pilsner malt
1 pound Caravienne malt
1 pound Munich malt
1 pound flaked Oats
12 ounces flaked barley
4 ounces chocolate malt

.50 Magnum (FWH)
1.00 Saaz (10 minutes)

Mash at 154 for an hour. Sparge to reach boil volume. If using the pilsner malt, boil for 90 minutes.

Attachment 10251

When I was out of pilsner malt, I used maris otter malt, and it came out great! I also used chinook for bittering, since I was out of magnum. That worked well, too.

This recipe has been brewed numerous times by Bernie Brewer and he has photos in this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/fat-...l-clone-47671/
Yooper,

Any chance of converting this to partial or extract/steep brew?
__________________
schia is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-11-2011, 02:49 PM   #20
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,054
Liked 4202 Times on 3059 Posts
Likes Given: 780

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by schia View Post
Yooper,

Any chance of converting this to partial or extract/steep brew?
It has to be a partial mash, because of the oats. So let's see, you'd have to be able to mash 4 pounds of grains at a minimum.

1 pound Caravienne malt
1 pound Munich malt
1 pound flaked Oats
12 ounces flaked barley
4 ounces chocolate malt

4 pounds extra light or light DME should work for 6 pounds pilsner malt.

Bring 8 quarts of water to 168 degrees, and add grains. Use two bags if you need to, to make sure the grains are loose. Stir well, and let sit at 150-158 for 45 minutes. Lift out grain bag and pour 170 degree water over the grains up to your boil volume. Discard grains. Bring to a boil, add the DME and bring to a boil again. Add the hops as directed.

That should do it.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fat Squirrel Clone Yooper Recipes/Ingredients 38 11-19-2010 02:56 PM
Fat Squirrel Satay Madtown Brew Cooking & Pairing 13 12-20-2007 11:41 AM
Squirrel Catapult! johnsma22 General Chit Chat 15 03-14-2007 07:39 AM
Crazy Squirrel Denny's Evil Concoctions Label Display & Discussion 9 11-02-2005 11:16 PM