Anyone brewed this recipe (it was printed on p. 20). AFAIK it is identical to the one printed in the DFH Book "Extreme Brewing" with the one exception that the book recipe adds 8oz of light choc malt. (Also, the book recipe is extract which Zymurgy is converted to AG but the amt & type of specialty grains is the same with this one exception - the gravities, hops, etc are all identical)
The rest of the grain bill is as follows: (for 5.5gal)
12lbs pale ale malt [Sam's book shows 7lbs light DME]
10oz amber malt
10oz crystal 60L
2oz roasted barley
[Sam's book add 8oz light chocolate here]
8oz brown sugar added to boil
0.5oz Warrior at 60min
1.0oz Vanguard at flameout
I brewed this, it went from 1.071 to 1.018 which is within the ranges given in both recipes. Single infusion mash at 152F.
HOWEVER my beer tastes nothing like DFH's. I did use US-05 and the recipes specs Ringwood; I can imagine this has some effect but.... my beer is way lighter in color (more like an amber ale, DFH is dark brown), mine tastes thin and finishes thin and sweet, while DFH is roasty-toasty, and more bitter.... perhaps the 8oz of light chocolate would darken it up, but mine is a lot paler and I think it would need more than that. I was just flat-out dissappointed with the beer I brewed....
Anyone brewed a decent Indian Brown ale from either of these recipes, or is there a better recipe out there? it's a nice beer and I'd love to get one brewed up decent for the winter.