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Old 08-07-2009, 05:52 PM   #1
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Default What Can Brown Do for You? (Southern English Brown)

Another wedding-recipe for next month's shindig. I think the candi syrup with it's fruity taste will fit well in the style (if it carries through). Again, I plan on Wyeast's 9093 Imperial Blend as I find it to be a flavorful, versatile yeast. Comments are welcome as always!

What Can Brown do for You?
August 7, 2009

Category English Brown Ale
Subcategory Southern English Brown
Recipe Type All Grain
Batch Size 5 gal.
Volume Boiled 6.5 gal.
Mash Efficiency 72 %
Total Grain/Extract 6.75 lbs.
Total Hops 0.8 oz.
Calories (12 fl. oz.) 166.2
Cost to Brew $23.44 (USD)
Cost per Bottle (12 fl. oz.) $0.44 (USD)

4 lbs. Maris Otter Pale info
0.5 lbs. Toasted Pale Malt info
0.25 lbs. Crystal Malt 80°L info
2 lbs. Candi Sugar Amber info
0.75 oz. Willamette (Pellets, 4.4 %AA) boiled 60 min. info
Yeast : WYeast 1028 London Ale info

Predicted Southern English Brown Compliance
Original Gravity 1.042 1.035 - 1.042 96 %
Terminal Gravity 1.013 1.011 - 1.014 100 %
Color 19.59 °SRM 19.00 - 35.00 °SRM 100 %
Bitterness 15.7 IBU 12.00 - 20.00 IBU 100 %
Alcohol (%volume) 3.8 % 2.80 - 4.20 % 100 %
99 % overall

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That sounds like too much sugar to me in such a light beer, I would worry that it will taste too thin (particuarly because that Imperial Blend is supposed to have very good attenuation).

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I would drink that! But Oldsock might be right about the sugar. Watch that it doesn't get too dry unless that's what you want.
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What lovibond is the toasted pale? I'd use something like .5 lbs of 120L, 4 oz of pale chocolate, and maybe some .5 lbs of caramunich. Bump the 80L up to .75 lbs. I know it's a little bit kitchen sinky but it would all work.

2 lbs of sugar is pretty insane for this brew. If you want a bigger beer than just up the 2 row to give it that more biscuity quality.
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