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Offline 2brew559

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Suggestion for American Brown Ale Recipe
« on: September 05, 2015, 09:39:25 am »
Hello every one! :)

I formulated my 1st American Brown
Posting it here so I can get some feed back
Suggestions (what would you add or change) and critiques

I was thinking to add German Munich light @ 1lb and reducing the Golden promise by that much, too get a bit more malt profile
What you guys think??


Method: All Grain
Style: American Brown Ale   
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)   
Boil Size: 7.52 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.041 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 80% (brew house)   
Source: 2brew559
Original Gravity: 1.057 Final Gravity: 1.014 ABV (standard): 5.55% IBU (tinseth): 32.06 SRM (morey): 21.49

BU/GU Ratio: 0.57

Fermentables
Amount   Fermentable   PPG   °L   Bill %
8.25 lb   United Kingdom - Golden Promise   37   3   76.2%
1 lb   American - Caramel / Crystal 60L   34   60   9.2%
0.75 lb   Flaked Barley   32   2.2   6.9%
0.5 lb   American - Chocolate   29   350   4.6%
0.32 lb   Belgian - Biscuit   35   23   3%
10.82 lb   Total
           
Hops
Amount   Variety   Type   AA   Use   Time   IBU
1 oz   Willamette   Pellet   4.5   Boil   60 min   16.8
0.5 oz   Cascade   Pellet   7   Boil   20 min   7.91
0.5 oz   Cascade   Pellet   7   Aroma   10 min   4.74
0.5 oz   Cascad   Pellet   7   Aroma   5 min   2.61
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Re: Suggestion for American Brown Ale Recipe
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 09:57:33 am »
First, I wouldn't bother with the Munich - you're using several malts as is. Too many malts can give the beer a muddy, ill-defined flavor. And unless you already have the Golden Promise on hand, I just use American 2 row in mine, as it is American Brown. Otherwise, looks pretty good ! 
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Re: Suggestion for American Brown Ale Recipe
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 02:10:43 pm »
First, I wouldn't bother with the Munich - you're using several malts as is. Too many malts can give the beer a muddy, ill-defined flavor. And unless you already have the Golden Promise on hand, I just use American 2 row in mine, as it is American Brown. Otherwise, looks pretty good !

Thanks Hoosier.... Yea I thought I'm already pushing too many malt syndrome..lol...but that's why I needed a second opinion from the brew people! Lol. Gracias amigo!

Hmm I had American 2 row. But dang that GP is tasty!
At my brew shop in sac..its 2.00lb for ,American vs 2.25lb for GP..

Yea kinda expensive maybe :).

So would you drop the Belgian biscuit??
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Re: Suggestion for American Brown Ale Recipe
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 02:18:14 pm »
First, I wouldn't bother with the Munich - you're using several malts as is. Too many malts can give the beer a muddy, ill-defined flavor. And unless you already have the Golden Promise on hand, I just use American 2 row in mine, as it is American Brown. Otherwise, looks pretty good !

Thanks Hoosier.... Yea I thought I'm already pushing too many malt syndrome..lol...but that's why I needed a second opinion from the brew people! Lol. Gracias amigo!

Hmm I had American 2 row. But dang that GP is tasty!
At my brew shop in sac..its 2.00lb for ,American vs 2.25lb for GP..

Yea kinda expensive maybe :).

So would you drop the Belgian biscuit??

I think the biscuit would be fine at that amount. And the GP is obviously a great malt. If you wanna use it, go for it !

EDIT - 2 row would be more fitting for an American style beer, but who cares. Golden Promise is a great malt.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2015, 02:21:03 pm by HoosierBrew »
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Re: Suggestion for American Brown Ale Recipe
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2015, 06:06:58 pm »
First, I wouldn't bother with the Munich - you're using several malts as is. Too many malts can give the beer a muddy, ill-defined flavor. And unless you already have the Golden Promise on hand, I just use American 2 row in mine, as it is American Brown. Otherwise, looks pretty good !

Thanks Hoosier.... Yea I thought I'm already pushing too many malt syndrome..lol...but that's why I needed a second opinion from the brew people! Lol. Gracias amigo!

Hmm I had American 2 row. But dang that GP is tasty!
At my brew shop in sac..its 2.00lb for ,American vs 2.25lb for GP..

Yea kinda expensive maybe :).

So would you drop the Belgian biscuit??

I think the biscuit would be fine at that amount. And the GP is obviously a great malt. If you wanna use it, go for it !

EDIT - 2 row would be more fitting for an American style beer, but who cares. Golden Promise is a great malt.

Well gracias agian :). Yea im gonna go with the GP

Not a big price diff.and sounds like you agree with me
And yea I'm hoping the biscuit is good as is  %wise 3%

I'm brewing tomorrow ,Sunday a pumkin Ale 3 gallons and Blond Ale 5.5gallons. Long day tomorrow.yes I know I'm retarded...lol
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