Change of recipe mid-brew

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Feb 9, 2007
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Started out planning a Scottish 80/- based on Jamil's recipe using US-05 yeast. After mashing in I opened the fridge to find out I only had S-04, not exactly the clean yeast I was looking for. However the recipe was not far off from several English Ales. I still wanted to brew a malty beer so I decided on a Southern English Brown.

BeerSmith Recipe Printout -
Recipe: Big Brown
Brewer: CBBaron
Asst Brewer:
Style: Brown Porter
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 5.25 gal
Boil Size: 6.18 gal
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 23.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 21.3 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amount Item Type % or IBU
4 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain 46.2 %
2 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 20.5 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 10.3 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 5.1 %
8.0 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 5.1 %
8.0 oz Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 5.1 %
8.0 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 5.1 %
4.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 2.6 %
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (60 min) Hops 21.3 IBU
1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale

A little big for the style but I think it looks tasty.


<edit> found it fit the Brown Porter category a little closer. Its probably going to end up sweet given the high mash temp and low attenuating yeast. Other than the yeast mixup the brew day went great.