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alemonkey

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Lately I've been trying to break out of my brewing rut and try stuff I don't normally make. Believe it or not, I've never made a brown ale. So, I'd like to get some input on this one:

ProMash Recipe Printout

Recipe : Ye Olde Skid Mark brown ale

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (GAL): 6.00 Wort Size (GAL): 6.00
Total Grain (LBS): 10.25
Anticipated OG: 1.046 Plato: 11.35
Anticipated SRM: 12.7
Anticipated IBU: 23.7
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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4.9 0.50 lbs. Victory Malt America 1.034 25
2.4 0.25 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.029 350
4.9 0.50 lbs. Crystal 40L America 1.034 40
87.8 9.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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1.00 oz. Goldings - E.K. Whole 4.75 6.0 20 min.
1.00 oz. Fuggle Whole 4.75 17.7 60 min.


Yeast
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White Labs WLP002 English Ale
 

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Looks good. A buddy and I brewed one almost identical not long ago and it's great! Only thing I think different is I think we used 1 lb of crystal and maybe .5-1 lb of flaked oats for head retention. I can't remember what the hops were, but what you've got looks good.
 

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I would bump up the chocolate to 1/2 pound or you could also use some darker crystal malt if you are not crazy about the chocolate. Other than that it looks good.
 

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Looks fine as-is, Bisquit could be substituted for the Victory if you have trouble finding it. You might also consider using half of each hop @60 and half @20. Fuggles & EGK are classic hops for Browns. Browns are great summer ales. Since they ferment fast and don't need much aging, they are good for quickly filling a hole in your kegger. Resist over-hopping a Brown, even if you are from Texas!
 
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