I went to my LHBS yesterday intending to get the ingredients for an American Wheat. I tweaked my old recipe to include some flaked wheat, and the guy was out of flaked wheat,
so I had to change my plans because I didn't feel like brewing another batch of the same Am Wheat recipe.
Anyways, I started looking through some issues of BYO he had on the shelf and came across what was labeled as a gold medal winning recipe for a Northern English Brown.
It sounded like a delicious recipe (far from American Wheat for sure) but I don't really see how this can be considered a Northern English Brown, it seems closer to a porter than anything, I think.
Like I said, I'm sure it will be delicious, but can you help me identify the style?? I'm assuming it must fall into some category, or else I don't know how it would win a gold medal?
Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.30 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
Brewhouse Efficiency: 78.0
Amount Item Type % or IBU
7 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM)
1 lbs 8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 90L (90.0 SRM)
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)
8.0 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM)
8.0 oz Special Roast (50.0 SRM)
1.00 oz Styrian Goldings [5.40%] (60 min) Hops 17.9 IBU
1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale
Measured Original Gravity: 1.050 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.8 %
Bitterness: 17.9 IBU Calories: 220 cal/pint
Est Color: 26.6 SRM
Mashed at 156-ish for 60 minutes. Double batch sparged.
Thanks for the help!