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Offline dilluh98

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Re: The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2016, 07:40:57 pm »
I hope to see a greater resurgence in them going forward.

Agreed. EVERYTHING local is a pale ale, IPA or a "pilsner" right now it seems. The American brown ale (Kentucky Common included) is a wonderful style of beer that I wish more new breweries took a crack at as there's a lot of flexibility within the style. I really enjoy the ones that tilt slightly toward bitter rather than malty. Next two brews I'm going back to back on a fresh pitch of WY1450 with a Kentucky Common followed by Noti Brown Ale.

Offline BrewingRover

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Re: The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2016, 07:57:13 pm »
Bell's has an excellent brown that they only release in the fall. I saw it on tap last week, but haven't seen bottles yet.
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Offline muzak

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Re: The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2016, 02:48:41 pm »
I developed an American Brown Ale recipe last year, but due to real life duties, I never got around to brewing it.

This thread has motivated me to get it going again.
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Offline Phil_M

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Re: The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2016, 03:03:40 pm »
Along with stouts, whenever I brew a brown ale I always end up asking myself "Why don't I brew these more often?"

Protip: When making beef chili, brown the meat in a heavy pan, then deglaze all the bits with a malty brown ale, preferably on the sweeter side. Best beer for that I've found so far.
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Offline tgmartin000

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Re: The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2016, 08:21:42 am »
Has anyone tried CHarlie's Brown Ale? A brown with Nelson Sauvin and Mosaic....sounds tasty:

https://thebrewedpalate.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/br_charlies-brown-5g-ag.pdf

I'm thinking about giving this one a go, with a different yeast....

Offline Iliff Ave

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Re: The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2016, 08:33:37 am »
Everyone stop making me want to brew a brown ale next!

Actually, I am brewing a brown ale next but it is more of hybrid thing initially inspired by a dunkel not an American Brown. Carry on...
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Offline zwiller

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Re: The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2016, 08:45:27 am »
Everyone stop making me want to brew a brown ale next!

Me too.  This thread makes me crave Pete's Wicked Ale in a bad way.  Boy, that takes me back to the start of my homebrewing.  Pretty sure it was that beer that hooked me. 
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Offline PORTERHAUS

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Re: The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2016, 09:55:41 am »
Damn, now I'm feeling like a Brown Ale too. I was just thinking I haven't seen many around my area. Along with Amber Ales it's just not the thing right now. A Brown Ale has been on my to brew list for a while, I really need to brew one as well as re-visit a good Amber Ale.

I always thought about brewing the Brown Ale in How to Brew. It was my first home brewing book and we always here about Jamil's recipes, or Gordon Strong's recipes...but I thought it would be cool to brew one of Palmer's recipes out of the book and the Brown Ale looked like a smooth, malty middle of the road Brown Ale.

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Re: The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2016, 10:34:12 am »
It's official, next brew is ABA.  Many thanks to DMTaylor!  LHBS even has brewers gold!!!  MO in _American_ Brown Ale tho?  I might cheat and use Briess 2 row base with some biscuit.  https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=3122.0
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Re: The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« Reply #39 on: September 21, 2016, 06:39:50 pm »
MO will go fine in an Am. Brown.  Briess 2 row will too.  The chocolate malt and crystal will essentially render them indistinguishable.

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Re: The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2016, 01:38:30 pm »
While I admittedly not a huge fan of American brown ales, I was in the greater DC area earlier this week and went to one of the Dogfish Head ale houses that are around.  I really liked the Indian Brown Ale a lot.

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Re: The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2016, 09:24:39 am »
making mine tomorrow:

Oso-Oso Brown Ale

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40 ibus

69% Rahr 2 row
15% Vienna Malt
8% English Medium Crystal
4% Victory
2% Simpsons 475L Chocolate Malt
2% Crisp Pale 200L Chocolate Malt

Magnum 20-25 IBUs at 60
3oz/12gal Amarillo at 20min
2oz each Amarillo and Columbus at flameout for 30 min whirlpool
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Offline meltroha

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Re: The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2016, 09:30:51 pm »
I am bottling  an American Brown tomorrow with pumpkin puree in the mash, pie spices in kettle  and will add cold brewed coffee at bottling

Offline waldo711

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Re: The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2016, 02:44:10 pm »
Well, I found the recipe:

http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/NotiBrownAle

AND it turns out that I have all of the hops on hand, since I grow all of those varieties (except Magnum).  Looks like it would be worth a shot.

DO IT!  A tip....the best versions of it use Chateau Choc. malt 350L.  I've used other chocolates and it's very good.  The Chateau makes it incredible.

I somehow forgot to buy Chinook when I got my ingredients for Noti Brown Ale...and I only have EKG, Citra and Amarillo in the freezer.  Sub with EKG or skip the whirlpool addition?

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Re: The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« Reply #44 on: October 10, 2016, 02:45:19 pm »
I like Amarillo late in brown ales


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