So my wife approaches me the other today and asks "so what are you going to brew me for the fall?". I asked her if she had something in mind and she asks me if there is any way I could incorporate apples and cinnamon in a beer. I have pondered on this for a few days trying to figure out what base style would support that flavor combination and I have decided on an American Brown Ale. I figured that maltiness/biscuity characteristics would go well with the flavor combo she is asking for.
My grain bill consists of pale 2-row as my base malt and then 2-7% of each of the following:
Victory, Rye Chocolate, Caramel 80, Caramel 20, and Malanoiden.
I will be using willamette and magnum hops keeping my IBU around 38.
I was thinking of adding 5lbs of sliced apples and a cinnamon stick during a secondary.
Please let me know your thoughts. Is this a good base to try this with? More or less apples and cinnamon? Thanks!