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Hopped Up Brown Ale
« on: March 25, 2010, 12:43:12 PM »
I need some suggestions to Hop Up a standard Brown Ale.  What hops match that beer style the best but still add that punch?  Any help would be great.

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Re: Hopped Up Brown Ale
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2010, 08:42:20 AM »
Here's a hoppy American brown that's won me some awards....

http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/NotiBrownAle
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Re: Hopped Up Brown Ale
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2010, 09:07:29 AM »
Here's a hoppy American brown that's won me some awards....

http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/NotiBrownAle

Denny,
What kind of flavor do you get from a Willamette/Chinook combo?

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Re: Hopped Up Brown Ale
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2010, 09:22:53 AM »
Denny,
What kind of flavor do you get from a Willamette/Chinook combo?

Why, a good flavor, of course!  ;)

Chinook makes a really nice finishing hop....based on this recipe I've used it to finish in others.  A nice kinda piney, resiney, floral thing.  The Willamettes are a pretty smooth bittering hop and give a kind of earthy flavor.
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Re: Hopped Up Brown Ale
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2010, 01:48:32 PM »
Here's one that I really like.

Muddy Brown Ale
American Brown Ale

Type: All Grain
Date: 8/1/2008
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: bluesman
Boil Size: 5.72 gal
Boil Time: 60 min 
 
Ingredients
 
Amount Item Type % or IBU
9.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 68.39 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 7.60 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 7.60 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.80 %
0.50 lb Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 3.80 %
0.50 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3.80 %
0.33 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 2.51 %
0.33 lb Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 2.51 %
1.00 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (60 min) Hops 19.6 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [9.50 %] (25 min) Hops 20.6 IBU
1.00 oz Mt. Hood [4.00 %] (15 min) Hops 6.2 IBU
5.00 gal Poland Spring (R) Water 
1 Pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast-Ale 

Beer Profile
 
Measured Original Gravity: 1.062 SG
Measured Final Gravity: 1.013 SG
Actual Alcohol by Vol: 6.40 %
Bitterness: 46.4 IBU
Est Color: 24.0 SRM
 

Here's a clone of DFH Indian Brown Ale which is very good as well.

All Grain Recipe - Indian Brown Ale ::: 1.072/1.019 (5.5 Gal)
Grain Bill
12 lbs. - 2 Row Pale Malt
3/4 lb. - Amber Malt
1/2 lb. - Crystal Malt (60L)
1/2 lb. - Chocolate Malt
2 oz. - Roasted Barley (a little goes a long way)
1/2 lb. - Dark Brown Sugar (added with 10min left in boil)


Hop Schedule - 52 IBU
1 oz. - Warrior - 60 min.
1 oz. - Vanguard - 20 min.
1 oz. - Vanguard - at Flameout


Yeast
Wyeast 1187 Ringwood Ale Yeast - 1800 ml. starter

Mash/Sparge/Boil
Mash In at 154° for 60 min - sparge as usual
Boil time : 60 min.
With 10 minutes left, add in the Brown Sugar
Cool and ferment at 71° to 74°

Notes
An extract version of this Recipe Appeared in Sam Calgione's book : Extreme Brewing.
I have changed it to all grain and rounded off a few weights for the sake of simplicity.
Also, I added hop additions as the original recipe equaled out to only 22 IBU, yet the beer is listed in the book and on the DFH website as 50 IBU.

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Re: Hopped Up Brown Ale
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2010, 12:37:58 PM »
I have made Denny's Noti Brown at least three times, it is awesome

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Re: Hopped Up Brown Ale
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2010, 11:32:50 AM »
Here's a hoppy American brown that's won me some awards....

http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/NotiBrownAle

Denny,
What kind of flavor do you get from a Willamette/Chinook combo?

I thought I read in Radical Brewing that Chinook works well with Porters as it pairs nicely with chocolate...could be way off though.  Going by memory on a very slow wednesday....
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Re: Hopped Up Brown Ale
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2010, 11:30:31 AM »
DFH's India Brown Ale recipe is given in "Extreme Brewing"... don't have the book for me, but its a great beer and and a pretty simple recipe.
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Re: Hopped Up Brown Ale
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2010, 03:14:08 PM »
After Blizzard Ale
1# Caramunich
1# Caravienne
6.5# Muntons Light Extract
3# Dark Dry Malt Extract
1 oz Chinook 13.6AA 60 min
1.5oz Cascade 7.2AA 15min
1.5 oz Cascade 7.2AA 3 min
O.G. 1072  F.G 1020

Wyeast 1056

Yummy