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Old 10-19-2010, 10:32 PM   #1
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Default Brown Ale recipe critique

I am getting to do my first brew in a few weeks and I would like to get some opinions on the recipe. The recipe is loosely based on Bender. Thanks in advance for any advice.


Style:American Brown Ale
Estimated OG:1.056
Estimated FG:1.014
IBU:36
SRM:26
Batch Size: 5 Gallons

8lb Marris Otter
.5lb Crystal 60
.5lb Crystal 80
.5lb Chocolate
.25lb Aromatic
2lb Oats

1oz Northern Brewer @60 Min
1oz Willamette @ 15 Min

Whirlfloc @ 15 Min

Wyeast 1275 - Thames Valley Ale



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Old 10-19-2010, 10:36 PM   #2
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that seems like a lot of oats.


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Old 10-19-2010, 10:37 PM   #3
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I am not sure about the oats. They add a texture that isn't really to style, but it is your brew. You can make it anyway you want. The main suggestion I would add is rice hulls, otherwise your sparge will go verrrrrrryyyyyyy slooooooooooow due to the oats.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:41 PM   #4
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What would you recommend? 1lb?
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:23 PM   #5
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A typical oatmeal stout will have between .5 and 1 pound of oats, from my recollection..
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:26 PM   #6
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Definitely want to drop the oats a bit... I like 1lb. The chocolate might be too much, but that's up to your taste. Other than that, looks good.

Thames Valley is a GREAT yeast by the way.
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:00 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the help guys! I think ill up the Maris Otter to 8lb and drop the oats to 1lb.
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Looks pretty tasty to me, but like everyone else, I'm hesitant about the oats. You could end up with quite a bit of haze from that much. Something to think about, anyhow - not a massive problem if you don't mind a cloudy beer. BTW, Randy Mosher suggests toasting your oats lightly before brewing with them. Maybe an idea here? It could provide a bit more toasty flavour than the half-pound of chocolate will. Happy brewing!
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For future reference, editing your original post like that is going to throw off noobs in the future who may come across this topic. The first post they see says 1 # of oats, followed by 3 posts saying it's way too much, they'll get the wrong idea.
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@Fletch

I went back and changed it to the original recipe.


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