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Old 09-01-2006, 02:22 AM   #1
Feb 2005
Lancaster, PA
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I'd like to make a somewhat bigger beer and I'm thicking about a nice, fuller mouthfeel, brown ale with a rich maple/molasses flavor. Are there recipes around for something like that? I think it'd make a great beer for November.


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Old 09-01-2006, 12:45 PM   #2
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I don't have any specifics, but I bet you could consult the recipator database for a brown ale recipe. Find one that sounds good, and is attuned to your skill/experience level. Then doctor it. You can use ProMash to get the calcs (the $25 full version is well worth every penny, but you can also use the demo version for calculations, you just can't print anything from it and you can only save recipes 3 times); ProMash will also give you style guidelines for the particular beer style you're looking for. For your edification, I'll post the typical style guidelines for an American Brown Ale below.

As for doctoring, you can simply add some molassas, maple syrup, and/or brown sugar. Also, in my experience, the easiest and most efficient way to increase the body and get a fuller, thicker mouthfeel is to add maltodextrin to the boil. It's a powder that is made from corn, and it consists of complex carbohydrates that cannot be fully fermented. Personally, I like to get mine from www.bulknutrition.com. It's much cheaper as a bodybuilding supplement than it is as a beer adjunct, and it's the very same product.

Anyway, good luck; here are the style guidelines from ProMash for an American Brown:

ProMash BJCP Style Detail
Category: 10 - C
Name: American Ale - American Brown Ale
Style Type: Ale
Color Note: Light to very dark brown. Clear.
Malt Note: Malty, rich. Chocolate, Caramel, Nutty, Toasty.
Hop Note: Hop flavor moderate, medium to high bitterness
Yeast Note: Moderately low to no diacetyl and esters.
Examples: Brooklyn Brown, Bell's Best Brown, North Coast Acme Brown, Lost Coast Downtown Brown
OG (Balling) Min-Max: 1.045 1.060
FG (Balling) Min-Max: 1.010 1.016
% Achohol Min-Max: 4.30 6.20
IBUs Min-Max: 20.00 48.00
Color (SRM) Min-Max: 18.00 35.00
Aristocratic Ales, Lascivious Lagers

•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)

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Old 09-01-2006, 01:02 PM   #3
Jul 2006
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wow, i cant believe my first post could be more helpful then questioning!

i was looking for a place to ask this question, but wanted to see if someone else asked it first. your post looked about right to me, so i read on. what you describe sounds a lot like what i want to make. here is a review i read that got me started.
"Samuel Adams Cream Stout
Pours in the glass a rich dark brown, nearly black. The head is two fingers of firm tight camel coloroed foam. The lacing is very thick and sticky.
The smell is sweet caramel malt, dark roasted coffee beans, light butter toffee, and a subtle earthiness.
The taste has a mild sweetness up front. Smoky and charred notes with light hop bittering in the finish. There is smoke in the aftertaste.
Medium-heavy body. Fairly light on carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.
Very enjoyable. Highly drinkable."

i think the lactose from milk is a sugar that wont ferment as well, like even suggested. but i gotta try some body building beer, what a concept! maybe we can get a workout routine to go along with drinking that brew, i could justify it to the wife then. LOL

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