Fawlty American Brown Ale

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Jul 11, 2013
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Fawlty American Brown Ale - American Brown Ale (10C)
Batch Size 5 gal
Boil Size 2.5 gal
Boil Time 30.000 min
Efficiency 70%
OG 1.048 sg
FG 1.010 sg
ABV 5.1%
Bitterness 32.0 IBU (Tinseth)
Color 21.4 srm (Morey)

Name Type Amount Mashed Late Yield Color
Ultralight LME Extract 6.000 lb No No 78% 4.0 srm
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L Grain 12.000 oz No No 74% 60.0 srm
Briess - 2 Row Carapils Malt Grain 8.000 oz No No 75% 1.5 srm
Briess - Chocolate Malt Grain 4.000 oz No No 60% 350.0 srm
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 90L Grain 4.000 oz No No 74% 90.0 srm
Black (Patent) Malt Grain 2.000 oz No No 55% 500.0 srm
Total grain: 7.875 lb

Name Alpha Amount Use Time Form IBU
NZ Dr. Rudi 10.5% 0.800 oz Boil 30.000 min Pellet 24.9
Target 8.0% 0.300 oz Boil 30.000 min Pellet 7.1
Cascade 6.0% 0.500 oz Aroma 10.000 min Pellet 0.0

Name Type Form Amount Stage
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Dry 2.23 tsp Primary

This is based off the Basic American Brown Ale recipe from the Homebrewer's Recipe Guide book (by Maura Kate Kilgore, Paul Hertlein and Patrick Higgins). The OG is a little lower, English yeast is used and Crystal 60 is used in place of Crystal 40. Plus, I only had 3/4 of a lb of 60, so I added 4 oz of Crystal 90. A few ounces of Black Patent are added just to get to the color range. A hop variety I got on sale in the summer, plus Nugget, is used for bittering, and the classic Cascade will be thrown into the kettle to steep for 10 minutes once it cools to under 190 F.

I plan to brew this tomorrow.