Advent # 23 Muddy River - Nut Brown

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Advent # 23 Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by Keith » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:25 pm

This has been a repeat brew without changing the recipe. I'll be entering this beer into a few competitions in the near future.

Recipe: Muddy River Nut Brown
Brewer: Keith Forbes
Style: Northern English Brown Ale
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 53.98 l
Post Boil Volume: 47.32 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 44.00 l
Bottling Volume: 38.00 l
Estimated OG: 1.049 SG
Estimated Color: 15.4 SRM
Estimated IBU: 26.5 IBUs
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Grain
13 lbs 13.6 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) CDN (2.0 SRM) 63.6 %
5 lbs 2.4 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) 23.6 %
1 lbs 4.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) 5.7 %
8.6 oz Munich Malt (Type I) (9.0 SRM) 2.5 %
8.0 oz Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) 2.3 %
8.0 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) 2.3 %

Hops
2.00 oz Willamette [5.20 %] - Boil 60.0 min 17.7 IBUs
2.00 oz Willamette [5.20 %] - Boil 15.0 min 8.8 IBUs

Fining
1 Whirlfloc Tablet

Yeast
2.0 pkg Safale US-04

Mash 152F 90 min
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Re: Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by Keith » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:37 am

Well mine is due up tomorrow. Give me 100% honest feedback and don't hold back. Try to be detailed if you can. I am going to Mike's to share his tomorrow as I don't have one. Hope you all enjoy.
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Re: Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by CorneliusAlphonse » Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:13 am

What's the day number on yours Keith? Not in the title
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Re: Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by GuingesRock » Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:49 am

Keith wrote:Give me 100% honest feedback and don't hold back. Try to be detailed if you can.
I don't like it Keith, it's horrible, nasty taste at the end.

:lol: No, I haven't tried it yet. I haven't yet had a beer of yours that I didn't like, so I'm sure it is going to be great. If it's good enough for you, it will be good enough for me.

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Re: Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by Keith » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:13 am

CorneliusAlphonse wrote:What's the day number on yours Keith? Not in the title
#23 :)
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Re: Advent # 23 Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by GuingesRock » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:43 pm

Really enjoying drinking this by the fire :lol:

Awesome job Keith, very nice. Reminds me of Newcastle brown only better, so you probably made it to style. Well made.

Thanks :cheers:
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Re: Advent # 23 Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by CartoonCod » Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:27 pm

Mine taste and smells like apple cider and is over carbonated. It's hard to pick out the malt character. This bottle is infected.

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Re: Advent # 23 Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by GuingesRock » Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:33 pm

CartoonCod wrote:Mine taste and smells like apple cider and is over carbonated. It's hard to pick out the malt character. This bottle is infected.
Oh Shitty! ...CartoonCod of all people. That's bad luck Keith (and Adam).

Not a hint of cider in mine. My one from Trevor was like that though, and I think I was the only one that had that. What is that cider bug and where does it come from?
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Re: Advent # 23 Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by HoweFox » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:18 pm

Mine was great! Very nice brown and easy drinking. Smelled nice and malty with a nice clean finish. My only critique was I thought it was just slightly under carbed.

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Re: Advent # 23 Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by Keith » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:23 pm

CartoonCod wrote:Mine taste and smells like apple cider and is over carbonated. It's hard to pick out the malt character. This bottle is infected.
I'm brewing another batch after xmas. I'll get you a fresh sample to enjoy.
What type of bottle did you have?
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Re: Advent # 23 Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by Keith » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:24 pm

HoweFox wrote:Mine was great! Very nice brown and easy drinking. Smelled nice and malty with a nice clean finish. My only critique was I thought it was just slightly under carbed.
Did you have a grolsch or crown cap bottle? I'll have a batch fermenting in a week so you can pop over and try a carbonated sample once it is ready.
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Post by CartoonCod » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:29 pm

Keith wrote: I'm brewing another batch after xmas. I'll get you a fresh sample to enjoy.
What type of bottle did you have?
Cool thanks! I had a 650mL Stone bottle.

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Re: Advent # 23 Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by Keith » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:43 pm

That was a last minute grab, filled it with boiling water and let sit for 10 mins. Didn't want to give the bottle up, was sitting in my window ledge for months. Sry about that.
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Re: Advent # 23 Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by jeffsmith » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:44 pm

Very nice beer, Keith. Thanks for sharing!

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Post by CartoonCod » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:57 pm

Keith wrote:That was a last minute grab, filled it with boiling water and let sit for 10 mins. Didn't want to give the bottle up, was sitting in my window ledge for months. Sry about that.
No worries, I've got lots of others on the list to drink!

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Re: Advent # 23 Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by Broob » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:02 pm

I enjoyed mine. Very smooth. Thanks.
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Post by RubberToe » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:04 pm

Nice, easy drinking. Mine was a bit under carbed though.
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Post by jtmwhyte » Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:43 pm

I'll be doubling up tonight. I drank a Vicar's Cross last night and it wrecked my palate so I wanted to give this beer an honest review.
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Post by pet lion » Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:35 pm

My dad really liked the sample I gave him. As did I. Nice easy drinking brown ale.
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Re: Advent # 23 Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by Woody » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:07 am

Keith I got a flavour from this one that I couldn't describe. Possibly the yeast. I'd like a little more malt flavour. This one tasted different from the Hoptoberfest version I tried.

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Re: Advent # 23 Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by Keith » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:42 pm

Woody wrote:Keith I got a flavour from this one that I couldn't describe. Possibly the yeast. I'd like a little more malt flavour. This one tasted different from the Hoptoberfest version I tried.
The grain build and hop build have been the same. I adjusted the mash temp, and adjusted my water profile. The other thing that would be different would be that at hoptoberfest the beer was 3 weeks old. Vs almost 3 months with his one.
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Post by LiverDance » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:54 pm

Nice malt profile on this one Keith my only comment was that it was a bit thing but 3 months old could have something to do with that. :cheers:
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Re: Advent # 23 Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by Keith » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:31 pm

LiverDance wrote:Nice malt profile on this one Keith my only comment was that it was a bit thing but 3 months old could have something to do with that. :cheers:
Could also be the lower carbonation. I carbbed this one at room temp and rushed it. Apparently I could have went higher.
Also next batch I think I'm going to add a few more oz of carapils to help with the body. Glad you enjoyed.
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Re: Advent # 23 Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by Woody » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:37 pm

Keith the one I remember at Hobtoberfest had a nice English aroma and no off flavours. Something happened in my bottle or due to age as mentioned above but I'm not sure. I can only describe the flavour as a salty one that I haven't tasted in beer before. Really enjoyed the younger version in Sep.

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Re: Advent # 23 Muddy River - Nut Brown

Post by Keith » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:41 pm

Not sure about the salty flavor. Gypsum and calcium chloride were my only additions. I'm Brewing this again over the next week. Pop in for a pint off the taps to see if you can detect the same flavor. This batch however will have melanoidin instead of victory. However they are listed as substitutes for one another.
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