Mister Manners

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Dave Rawks of El Cerrito, CA, member of the Diablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE), won a gold medal in Category #11: English Brown Aleduring the 2014 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Grand Rapids, MI with the help of Zack Macfarlane. Rawks’s English Brown Ale was chosen as the best among 235 final round entries in the category.

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Mister Manners | Mild

Ingredients

  • For 11 Gallons (41.64 L)
    • 16.0 lb (7.26 kg) Maris Otter pale ale malt
    • 1.0 lb (0.45 kg) 60° L caramel malt
    • 12.0 oz (340 g) 120° L caramel malt
    • 8.0 oz (227 g) dextrin malt
    • 8.0 oz (227 g) 200° L chocolate malt
    • 4.0 oz (113 g) 300° L roast barley
    • 2.1 oz (60 g) 500° L black malt
    • 2.0 oz (57 g) E.K. Goldings hops, 5% a.a. (60 min)
    • 2 tablets Whirlfloc (10 min)
    • 2 capsules Servomyces (10 min)
    • Wyeast 1968 London ale yeast

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.048
    • Final Gravity: 1.015
    • ABV: 4.33%
    • IBU: 18
    • SRM: 18

    Directions

    1. “Water is carbon filtered and treated with 5.2 pH stabilizer and a bit of Campden to protect against seasonal chloramine in the municipal water supply.” Mash in at 154° F (68° C) and hold for 45 minutes. Mash out at 168° F (76° C) for 10 minutes. Sparge at 168° F (76° C).
    2. Primary fermentation for 4 days at 68° F (20° C).
    3. Secondary fermentation for 1 week at 72° F (22° C).
    4. Forced CO2 to carbonate (1.5 vol).