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Offline JKL

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Brown Ale Recipe Critique
« on: April 12, 2011, 10:19:06 AM »
Hey Guys, This is what I came up with for maiden voyage batch on my new 1/2 barrel system.  I wanted to go with something middle of the road but It looks like if my effeciency improves with this system I might have a pretty big beer.  My old system was around 65% eff so I based it off of that and bumped it to 70%.  I hope the new grain mill will improve it to at least that.  Let me know what you think.  I didn't really know where to go with the hop combination so any suggestions are greatly appreciated.  
-J.K.L.

Big Wheel Brown Ale
American Brown Ale

 
Type: All Grain
 Date: 3/29/2011
Batch Size: 10.50 gal
 Brewer: John Lee
Boil Size: 12.02 gal Asst Brewer: Tommy McGhee
Boil Time: 60 min  Equipment: My Equipment  
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0  Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00
Taste Notes:  
  
Ingredients
 
Amount Item Type % or IBU
16.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 66.67 %
3.00 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 12.50 %
2.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 8.33 %
2.00 lb  Home Toasted Malt (27.0 SRM) Grain 8.33 %
1.00 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 4.17 %
1.25 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops 28.9 IBU
2.00 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] (30 min) Hops 11.4 IBU
2.00 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (0 min) Hops -  
2  Pkgs US-05  

 
  
Beer Profile
 
Est Original Gravity: 1.057 SG
 Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.71 %  Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.65 %
Bitterness: 40.3 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 26.8 SRM Color: Color  
 
  
Mash Profile
 
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 24.00 lb
Sparge Water: 7.40 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
  
Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 30.00 qt of water at 161.4 F 150.0 F

 
  
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage
 
Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2) Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 21.6 PSI Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 F Age for: 14.0 days
Storage Temperature: 35.0 F  
  
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Re: Brown Ale Recipe Critique
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 10:36:37 AM »
My old system was around 65% eff so I based it off of that and bumped it to 70%.  I hope the new grain mill will improve it to at least that.

Not a comment on your recipe per se (except for the fact that it looks like you put it in there twice), but if you've been using LHBS crushed grain and now you've got your own mill, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at your efficiency bump - I expect you'll do a lot better than 70%.
Joe

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Re: Brown Ale Recipe Critique
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 12:06:55 PM »
My old system was around 65% eff so I based it off of that and bumped it to 70%.  I hope the new grain mill will improve it to at least that.

Not a comment on your recipe per se (except for the fact that it looks like you put it in there twice), but if you've been using LHBS crushed grain and now you've got your own mill, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at your efficiency bump - I expect you'll do a lot better than 70%.

Maybe I should scale it back?  I wasn't really looking for a 6%er.
-J.K.L.

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Re: Brown Ale Recipe Critique
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 02:36:45 PM »
I've brewed my fair share of Brown ales.  Since you have the chocolate malt in there you might consider going with 60L instead of 120L. 
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