Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Please review my recipe for an English brown Ale
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-15-2014, 05:19 PM   #1
rhythmsteve
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 172
Liked 14 Times on 12 Posts

Default Please review my recipe for an English brown Ale

9.0 # British 2 Row
1.0 # Victory
1.0 # Crystal
.5 # special roast
.5 # caramel
.5 # chocolate

4.75 gal at 152 for 60 mins
2.5 gal sparge at 168

Sg--- 1.046 - 1.048

Goldings 60 mins
UK Fuggle 30 mins
Pheonix 15 mins
Warflauc 15 mins

FG ---- 1.004 - 1.006

Please let me know if this looks right and any suggestions


rhythmsteve is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 05:25 PM   #2
rhythmsteve
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 172
Liked 14 Times on 12 Posts

Default

Oh and I was going to use Wyeast London ESB


rhythmsteve is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 06:47 PM   #3
JR_Brewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 262
Liked 63 Times on 47 Posts
Likes Given: 75

Default

Looks ok overall. I'm assuming that's an ounce for each of the hops you mention. If so, this will be really hoppy for a brown ale.

Also, you mention crystal, which one, ie, what lovibond level do you mean?
__________________
JRBrewer on Untappd

Planned - GP/Mosaic SMaSH
Fermenting - Ned's Red (Flanders Red Ale), Saison Graf, Tangerine Mead
Bottled - Belgian Tripel, Belgo Graf, Saison (split batch with brett), Black 13 (Graf Porter), Old Style Amer. Cream Ale, Amber Graf, Wheat Graf, Bannockburn Wee Heavy, Berry Mead
JR_Brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 06:51 PM   #4
Jayhem
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 2,639
Liked 277 Times on 224 Posts
Likes Given: 1252

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rhythmsteve View Post
9.0 # British 2 Row
1.0 # Victory Victory malt is a bit nutty/bready. I used 0.5 lb in my English Brown and it was perfect. Up to you.
1.0 # Crystal
.5 # special roast (WAY TOO MUCH!!!!) This is a strong malt, I would use less than 1/5 lb in a 5 gal batch!
.5 # caramel
.5 # chocolate (Too Much unless you like a little roasty taste in your brown ale. For more of a Newcastle like taste use about 1/4 lb)

4.75 gal at 152 for 60 mins ( Would mash at 154-155F to give you a someone sweeter beer like a real English Brown)
2.5 gal sparge at 168

Sg--- 1.046 - 1.048

Goldings 60 mins
UK Fuggle 30 mins
Pheonix 15 mins
Warflauc 15 mins What is total IBU's with your hop additions? I would shoot for 18-20 IBU. English Browns aren't bitter.

FG ---- 1.004 - 1.006

Please let me know if this looks right and any suggestions

See my comments in the quote above.

Edit: yeast looks good.
__________________
Next up: Amber Ale
Primary 1&2: 90 Min IPA clone
Primary 3&4: Belgian Wit
Keg #1: White Mosaic Pale Ale
Keg #2: Empty
Drinking: Amber Ale, White Mosaic Pale Ale
Jayhem is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 07:18 PM   #5
rhythmsteve
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 172
Liked 14 Times on 12 Posts

Default

The hop addition levels was .75 oz for the Goldings at 60, .5 oz of the Fuggle at 30, and .5 oz of the Pheonix at 15....Crystal is 60
rhythmsteve is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 07:32 PM   #6
Jayhem
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 2,639
Liked 277 Times on 224 Posts
Likes Given: 1252

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rhythmsteve View Post
The hop addition levels was .75 oz for the Goldings at 60, .5 oz of the Fuggle at 30, and .5 oz of the Pheonix at 15....Crystal is 60
Did you run that through a calculator to come up with total hop bitterness IBU contribution?
__________________
Next up: Amber Ale
Primary 1&2: 90 Min IPA clone
Primary 3&4: Belgian Wit
Keg #1: White Mosaic Pale Ale
Keg #2: Empty
Drinking: Amber Ale, White Mosaic Pale Ale
Jayhem is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 07:48 PM   #7
rhythmsteve
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 172
Liked 14 Times on 12 Posts

Default

Yeah the IBU is around 27.25 for average alpha range, 40.52 on the high end of the range, and 20.21 for the low side. So as it looks it won't be too bitter at all


rhythmsteve is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
English Brown Recipe Thor the Mighty All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 11-03-2010 06:31 PM
New Brown Ale recipe review Clonefarmer Recipes/Ingredients 1 12-02-2009 11:47 PM
Honey Nut Brown Recipe Review wonderbread23 Recipes/Ingredients 2 11-18-2009 05:59 PM
English Brown or Nut Brown recipe Proofman Recipes/Ingredients 6 03-21-2007 12:08 AM
Mt Hood American Brown recipe help / review javedian Recipes/Ingredients 3 03-06-2007 04:37 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS