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Old 01-29-2008, 04:59 AM   #1
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Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: Wyeast 1098 British Ale   
Yeast Starter: Yes   
Batch Size (Gallons): 6   
Original Gravity: 1.057   
Final Gravity: 1.015   
IBU: 29   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 75   
Color: 21.2 SRM   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7- 68   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 13- 60   

I set out to make a Moose Drool clone with this. I might have come close with the exception of the hop profile. It really isn't highly hopped but the Amarillo comes right at you with plenty of flavor which balances nicely with the malt. I'm calling it an American Brown simply because it is over hopped for a traditional mild or brown. I used Marris Otter for the base malt and I'm quite pleased with the results.
I didn't hit the mark for a Moose Drool but this is definitely a keeper. Probably the best Brown I've ever made.


12-30-2007 Moose Drool Wannabe

A ProMash Brewing Session Report
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Brewing Date: Sunday December 30, 2007
Head Brewer: Rich Day

Recipe: Moose Drool Wannabe

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 6.00 Wort Size (Gal): 6.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 12.00
Anticipated OG: 1.057 Plato: 13.93
Anticipated SRM: 21.2
Anticipated IBU: 29.0
Brewhouse Efficiency: 76 %
Wort Boil Time: 75 Minutes

Actual OG: 1.057 Plato: 14.04
Actual FG: 1.015 Plato: 3.83

Alc by Weight: 4.32 by Volume: 5.54 From Measured Gravities.
ADF: 72.7 RDF 60.8 Apparent & Real Degree of Fermentation.

Actual Mash System Efficiency: 82 %
Anticipated Points From Mash: 56.56
Actual Points From Mash: 61.33

Grain/Extract/Sugar
% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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87.5 10.50 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) Great Britain 1.038 3
8.3 1.00 lbs. Crystal 80L 1.033 80
4.2 0.50 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.029 350

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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0.75 oz. Northern Brewer Whole 7.00 19.0 60 min.
0.50 oz. Goldings - E.K. Whole 5.00 4.6 30 min.
1.00 oz. Amarillo Gold Whole 9.00 5.4 5 min.


Yeast
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WYeast 1098 British Ale


Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Single Step
Heat Type: Infusion

Grain Lbs: 12.00
Water Qts: 15.00 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 3.75 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.25

Tun Thermal Mass: 0.00
Grain Temp: 64 F

Dough In Temp: 169 Time: 0
Saccharification Rest Temp: 154 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp: 162 Time: 10
Sparge Temp: 162 Time: 30

Runnings Stopped At: 1.017 SG 4.33 Plato


Total Mash Volume Gal: 4.71 - After Additional Infusions

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.



 
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:11 PM   #2
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I just blew the keg on this one and I've decided this is going to be a regular in my winter lineup. I love it and I've gotten positive feed back from others.


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Old 03-23-2008, 09:49 PM   #3
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looks tasty!!!!
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:05 PM   #4
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Rich sent me a bottle of this about a month ago and it is excellent! I really wish he had sent more!
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:48 PM   #5
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Rich sent me a bottle of this about a month ago and it is excellent! I really wish he had sent more!
Thanks for the nice comment.
I wish I could send more! I filled 4 bottles for the national competition and the keg blew. Dang it!
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Old 05-13-2008, 02:21 AM   #6
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This beer scored a 37.5 in the first round of the NHBC. I would like to brew it again and increase the hop character that the judges said was lacking.
I think my biggest problem is that I have been using hop socks. I think from now on I will dump hops straight into the kettle and come up with a screen to filter them out. I think this will increase my utilization and ultimately make my beers better.
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Old 05-13-2008, 03:36 AM   #7
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The recipe looks good, I'll have to try it since I'm a big Moose Drool fan (though I only get to drink it when I'm in the US ).

As for the hops, my last boil I threw my whole hops in and then used a stainless sieve I picked up at a dollar store to scoop the majority of them out at the end. Worked like a charm.



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