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Offline quattlebaum

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Benny Hill English Brown?
« on: August 03, 2013, 02:18:47 PM »
I looked at the style guidelines and threw this together. Can anyone give me suggestions on the combo of victory/special roast/ crystal flavors.
Recipe: Benny Hill English Brown
Brewer: Quattlebaum
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Style: Northern English Brown Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 9.00 gal
Post Boil Volume: 7.80 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.050 SG
Estimated Color: 12.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 27.0 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 102.3 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
7 lbs 13.1 oz         Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)         Grain         1        78.5 %       
14.0 oz               Crystal, Medium (Simpsons) (55.0 SRM)    Grain         2        8.8 %         
9.6 oz                Special Roast (Briess) (50.0 SRM)        Grain         3        6.0 %         
6.4 oz                Victory Malt (biscuit) (Briess) (28.0 SR Grain         4        4.0 %         
4.4 oz                Pale Chocolate Malt  (200.0 SRM)         Grain         5        2.8 %         
1.75 oz               Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 60.0 Hop           6        23.7 IBUs     
0.67 oz               Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 10.0 Hop           7        3.3 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               British Ale Yeast (Wyeast Labs #1098) [1 Yeast         8        -             


Mash Schedule: (208) Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out, Fly
Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs 15.4 oz
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Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 4.55 gal of water at 162.4 F        152.0 F       60 min       

Sparge: Fly sparge with 5.84 gal water at 168.0 F
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Offline erockrph

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Re: Benny Hill English Brown?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 02:17:03 PM »
I don't have much experience with Special Roast, so I can't comment on that specifically, but if you're already using MO as your base malt I think you can skip the Victory.

Otherwise I think the recipe looks fine. I like a bit more Crystal malt in my brown ales, but that's partly a matter of taste and partly because I try to keep my browns in the 1.040 range so I look to the crystal for some extra body.
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Re: Benny Hill English Brown?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2013, 11:52:38 AM »
What did you end up deciding and how did it turn out?
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in the primary:
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in the secondary:
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conditioning:
Westvleteren quadrupel clone (2.5 gal)
http://beerrecipes.org/showrecipe.php?recipeid=1241

in bottles:
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Re: Benny Hill English Brown?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2013, 12:20:51 PM »
Maybe put some melons in there...
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Re: Benny Hill English Brown?
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2013, 12:27:53 PM »
Maybe put some melons in there...

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Re: Benny Hill English Brown?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2013, 08:14:50 PM »
Need to make it a Southern English Brown ale. Benny Hill was from about as far south as you can get.