Post Number: 51
|Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 03:18 am: ||
Please give me your feedback on this recipe. I'll be brewing it up this weekend.
I would welcome any replacements for the Crystal 120L as this will impart more of a caramel flavor where the style calls for a more toasty flavor. Belgian Special B was recommended by the starting recipe, but High Gravity doesn't stock it. (Or at least they didn't when I did this as an extract recipe.)
OG: 1.040-1.052, FG: 1.008-1.013, SRM: 12-22, IBU: 20-30
So here it goes!
Boil Volume 6.4gal / Final Volume 5gal / Boil time 60 min
All grain: Single infusion mash, 150F 60 minutes.
7.25lb Pale Malt 2-row UK
1.25lb Chrystal 120L UK
1.25oz Fuggles at 45min
0.5oz Fuggles at 5min
Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007
Estimated: OG: 1.045, FG: 1.011, SRM: 16.9, IBU: 23.9, ABV: 4.5
(All calculations were done using BeerSmith.)
Thanks for any suggestions. This will be our first all grain recipe so wish us a good run with no hitches!
(This was also posted at the FOAM brewclub forum board.)
(Message edited by meyeaard on January 07, 2005)
Post Number: 334
|Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 04:03 am: ||
That's quite a bit different from my northern brown. I can't imagine a brown without some chocolate. I'm drinking some right now and it's pretty tasty, though it still needs a little more time to carb.
8 1/4 lb Marris Otter
2 oz cara 60L
4 oz British chocolate malt
1 oz debittered black (for color)
If you want some toastiness, add some biscuit as well.
I bitter w/ target and flavor w/ EKG because I don't happen to like fuggles as much.
Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ~~Robert A. Heinlein: The Notebooks of Lazarus Long
Post Number: 1713
|Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 12:20 pm: ||
I agree. I can't think of a brown ale recipe without some chocolate malt. And most northern browns have some kind of biscuit or toasted malt as well.
Beerboy AKA The Jolly Brewer
Post Number: 598
|Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 01:19 pm: ||
me too, I agree too. Maybe some brown sugar as well.
use 60l crystal, chocolate and maybe amber malt.
Post Number: 362
|Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 02:09 pm: ||
Or maybe just brew it and see how it turns out.
It looks like a fine recipe that will taste like British style ale. If it's brown, it's a brown ale or a mild. It won't be a nut brown ale. It may not have the classical taste of a modern Northern Brown Ale, but there will certainly be nothing wrong with it.
Post Number: 375
|Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 07:35 pm: ||
I would lower the crystal to a half a lb. and add 2-3 oz of chocolate as many have mentioned already. Also you could mash at 152F/70min+ with the uk malts.
The reason for the change is because a northen brown ale is typicaly a medium sweet to dry beer.
The southern brown styles are very sweet but that is not what your going for and I belive even with a mash at 150 that, that much crystal will be to sweet for the style your trying to brew............
that my 2 cents
Post Number: 363
|Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 10:36 pm: ||
I don't know this, so I am asking as much as commenting. The very dark crystal malt is going to contribute toasty/roasty flavors and aromas. At the same time, wouldn't the contribution to non-fermentables, body and sweetness be less than for a 60L crystal, because more of it has been converted to carbon (as in roasted malts)?
Post Number: 53
|Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 10:44 pm: ||
Thanks for the input all. I have decided to follow Jeff's response from the sister post at my homebrew club's forum board. http://www.alemakers.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=11&start=0&pos tdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=
I will be changing the gain bill to:
7.5# Pale Malt UK
0.5# Crystal 40L
0.5# Weyermann CaraAroma
And 1oz British Chocolate at mashout.
I wish you all a good brewing weekend!
Post Number: 1723
|Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 03:31 pm: ||
I take it you don't like chocolate malt. The beer is not going to be very dark, but that's one of the joys of being a homebrewer: you get to brew your own beer your own way.