Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Hoppy Brown- Thoughts?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-06-2013, 02:27 AM   #1
BarnyardFunk
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Posts: 31
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default Hoppy Brown- Thoughts?

Only my second AG recipe, I'm not very knowledgable of specialty grains..From what I have read my percentages are reasonable, but any input on the grain bill would be much appreciated. Was really wondering at what percentages the chocolate malt flavor would become noticeable/too much. Going for a ridiculously hoppy brown. Thanks in advance

9 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 1 76.6 %
1 lbs Munich Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 2 8.5 %
1 lbs Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3 8.5 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 4 4.3 %
4.0 oz Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 5 2.1 %
0.25 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 6 2.2 IBUs
0.25 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 7 1.5 IBUs
0.25 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 8 3.4 IBUs
0.25 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 9 3.4 IBUs
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 10 3.7 IBUs
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 11 2.4 IBUs
0.50 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 12 5.6 IBUs
0.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 13 5.6 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 14 5.4 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 15 3.5 IBUs
1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 16 8.2 IBUs
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 17 8.2 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 18 3.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 19 1.9 IBUs
1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 20 4.5 IBUs
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 21 4.5 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 22 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 23 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 24 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 25 0.0 IBUs


BarnyardFunk is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2013, 04:14 AM   #2
LexusChris
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
LexusChris's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Orange County, CA, CA
Posts: 520
Liked 28 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 45

Default Aggressively hopped Brown Ale

Wow! That's a whole lotta hops.. 15oz for 5 gallons!

Not sure how much malt backbone you need for that kind of hopping, but I had a few thoughts on your grain bill.

I think the Victory & C-120 are not really needed. You already have the maris otter base grain plus some munich to give it toasty, malty goodness. I'd up the chocolate malt to at least 1/2# ... maybe a bit more... No more than 1# on the outside.

Hope it turns out great!
--LexusChris


LexusChris is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 08:53 PM   #3
buzzerj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Jose, California
Posts: 429
Liked 51 Times on 46 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

You said it right, it is ridiculous. I'd say it's a waste of a lot of hops. I'd hazard a guess you're not growing hops in Alabama so I'd say take 10-11 ounces and keep them for other batches. I don't think you will miss them really. Tone it down and redistribute some of those hop quantities around and you'll do just fine for a hoppy brown. No need to make a beer so complex you'll never be able to exactly repeat it if you like it. Simple is good. Save some hops for later batches is what I'd do.
buzzerj is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 06:35 PM   #4
RchanceN
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: , NC
Posts: 70
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Did you brew this? Sounds interesting which is good... I do a similar big brown ale with lots of Nugget and some Colombus. It comes out deliciously chocolatey, earthy, and dank.

I don't think the munich would contribute much to all that. And maybe ditch 1 hop variety to clean it up a bit. From my experience anything too citrusy doesn't go well with chocolate or roasted malts. When I first started brewing AG I had a tendency to overcomplicate recipes which often made my finished brews taste kind of muddled.
RchanceN is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hoppy Blond Thoughts... bjl110 Recipes/Ingredients 8 05-26-2012 07:05 PM
Hoppy Brown Ale Thoughts? cwilly006 Extract Brewing 3 05-12-2012 05:18 PM
Hoppy Brown - Thoughts Please jonboston Recipes/Ingredients 2 08-31-2011 07:37 PM
Hoppy Brown Ale DogFlynnHead Recipes/Ingredients 3 09-26-2010 08:01 PM
Hoppy Amber--any thoughts irishod89 Recipes/Ingredients 5 02-16-2010 09:27 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS