Originally Posted by sideshow_ben
Between this thread and another on this forum, I've found no less than five recipes, two of which claim to be the original and authentic version. Anyone want to weigh in on the most authentic, or best tasting, etc.?
"Even better. You can have *the* recipe. Rogue's Hazelnut Brown started out as a homebrew recipe, and they've released the original recipe in the past. The original hazelnut extract they used is no longer available, so I used an organic roasted hazelnut extract.
8.5lb 2 row
1.2lb caramel 80
.55lb brown malt
.35lb caramel 10
.35lb caramel 120
.25lb pale chocolate
Mash at 154
25IBU Pearle @ 60m
10IBU Saaz @ 30m
Ferment at 68 with WLP001, Wy#1056, or SA-05.
Add 20ml (or to taste) hazelnut extract at bottling."
Just kegged a batch of this. Sort of. Below is the recipe i came up with based on the quoted post, the information on the bottle, and the information on the rogue website.
Hydro samples tasted pretty good, but did not have the hazelnut flavoring added.
I used pacman yeast, but don't have pacman yeast plugged into brewtarget yet, so it says s-05.
Also note that the mash instructions are confusing because brewtarget's mash calculator is confusing. I mashed at about 153, then batch sparged at about 160. The numbers down there are inaccurate.
Hop numbers are based on the AA rating on the actual hop packages i had. Your hops may vary. Shoot for the same IBU, not the same quantity of hops. but you knew that.
For the hazelnut flavor i added 1 tablespoon aka about 18ml aka 0.5 fluid ounces of Flavorganics all-natural hazelnut extract, which is alcohol rather than glycol based like most of them. I poured in the extract while racking into the keg. This filled the room with an intoxicating but light hazelnut aroma. It also formed a bit of a slick on top of the beer, but I'm hoping that it does eventually go fully into solution. I'll report back how well this has worked when i finally serve the stuff.
Hazelnut Brown Nectar - American Brown Ale
Batch Size: 5.478 gal
Boil Size: 6.789 gal
Boil Time: 90.000 min
Bitterness: 35.3 IBUs (Tinseth)
Color: 21 SRM (Morey)
Name Type Amount Mashed Late Yield Color
Pale Malt (2 Row) US Grain 8.500 lb Yes No 79%% 2 L
Munich Malt Grain 1.500 lb Yes No 80%% 9 L
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L Grain 1.200 lb Yes No 74%% 80 L
Brown Malt (British Chocolate) Grain 8.800 oz Yes No 70%% 65 L
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L Grain 5.600 oz Yes No 75%% 10 L
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 120L Grain 5.600 oz Yes No 72%% 120 L
Pale Chocolate Malt Grain 4.000 oz Yes No 71%% 215 L
Total grain: 12.700 lb
Name Alpha Amount Use Time Form IBU
Perle 9.3%% 0.900 oz Boil 60.000 min Pellet 24.9
Sterling 7.6%% 0.600 oz Boil 30.000 min Pellet 10.4
Name Type Use Amount Time
Hazelnut Flavor Primary 0.000 tsp 0.000 s
Irish Moss Fining Boil 2.000 qt 15.000 min
Yeast Nutrient Other Primary 0.500 tsp 0.000 s
Name Type Form Amount Stage
Safale S-05 Ale Dry 2.232 tsp Primary
Name Type Amount Temp Target Time
First Batch Infusion 6.500 gal 180.000 F 150.000 F 60.000 min
Second Batch Infusion 2.000 gal 170.000 F 170.000 F 20.000 min