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My second stab at a brown ale
« on: March 04, 2013, 09:52:08 AM »
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Recipe: Ralph's Little Brown Ale II
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: American Brown Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.056 SG
Estimated Color: 21.4 SRM
Estimated IBU: 38.1 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
7 lbs                 Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        64.4 %       
2 lbs                 Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)             Grain         2        18.4 %       
8.0 oz                Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)    Grain         3        4.6 %         
8.0 oz                Victory Malt (25.0 SRM)                  Grain         4        4.6 %         
8.0 oz                White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM)               Grain         5        4.6 %         
4.0 oz                Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM)               Grain         6        2.3 %         
2.0 oz                Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM)          Grain         7        1.1 %         
0.75 oz               Cascade [6.10 %] - First Wort 60.0 min   Hop           8        19.2 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 15.0 Hop           9        18.9 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Nottingham Yeast (Lallemand #-) [23.66 m Yeast         10       -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 10 lbs 14.0 oz
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Re: My second stab at a brown ale
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 01:36:52 PM »
I just took a sample of this from the fermenter before I kegged it. I am suddenly a Kent Golding hop lover. All I can say is WOW!
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Re: My second stab at a brown ale
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 07:09:24 AM »
Had a few glasses of this last night. This one is a keeper. I compared it to the last one I did. Exactly the same grain bill but last time I used Williamette hops in the following schedule
1 oz hops 60 minutes
1 oz hops 20 minutes
1 oz hops 10 minutes
When sampled side by side the new recipe is mellower for lack of ways to describe. My earlier one was more seltzery. The hops were detectable in my new recipe but not overwhelming. Just perfect for my taste. In the last recipe the hops were not detectable at all. I suppose that could be because it was bottled 7 months ago. Anyway it is time to order some Kent Golding hops because I want to make this stuff again.
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