First Recipe Attempt, Advice Needed
I'm really interested in moving away from kits and working on my own. My first brew is in the Primary right now, and as long as it comes out alright, I will want my batch to be a bit more original.
After having my first Newcastle Brown Ale last night, I want to take a crack at the style. Heres a Brown Ale recipe I found in one of my new books:
6.6# of Muntons Dark Plain LME
1/2# of Crystal Malt
1/4# of Black Malt
2 oz Fuggles (Boil)
1/2 oz Fuggles (Finishing)
English Ale Yeast
3/4 cup Priming Sugar
Heres my thoughts for individualizing the recipe:
Replace the Black Malt with Chocolate Malt
Lessen the Boil Hops to 1 oz
Adding Molasses (I'm thinking Medium grade, 3/4 of a cup)
Caramel for Coloring
Also, any recommendations for a specific yeast?
Any other suggestions?
Primary: First Specialty Grains Brew: Irish Stout
Bottle Conditioning: Irish Red
Planning Stages: Northern English Brown