Thursday, September 15, 2011

Brew Day: English Brown Ale

I've had a hankering for a malty brown ale for a while now. Something with lots of dark crystal and lighter toasty-chocolate notes with a big malt profile and the slightest bit of diacetyl for some butterscotch richness. Mmm. Every time I stop by my local for a pint or two, I always hope they have something like this on tap, only to find out it's all IPA's and crazy Belgian-lighter fluid ABV beers. Where is the malty goodness?! The recipe for this one is just something I came up with while messing around on BeerSmith and I must say I like the look of it. Maris Otter, medium and extra dark crystal, a good helping of brown malt and chocolate malt, with fuggles and wy1768. I have high expectations for this one... let's hope all goes well.

Brown-Brown Ale: English Brown                                                                                                      Recipe Specifics:
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Batch Size (Gal): 4.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 8.2
Anticipated OG: 1.052
Anticipated FG: 1.012
Anticipated SRM: 23
Anticipated IBU: 24
Efficiency: 70%
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Grain/Sugar:
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79.3% - 6.5 lbs. Pale Malt, Maris Otter
7.9%   - 0.65 lbs. Crystal 60L 
6.1%   - 0.50 lbs. Brown Malt (75L)
3.7%   - 0.30 lbs. Chocolate Malt 
3.0%   - 0.25 lbs. Crystal 160L    
                                                                                                             
Hops:
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1.0 oz. UK Fuggles @ 60 min for 24 IBU
0.5 oz. UK Fuggles @ flameout

Yeast: Wyeast 1768 English Bitter
Brewed on 15 September

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