Decembeer 2019 Beer Exchange - Dec 10th. American Brown Ale

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Decembeer 2019 Beer Exchange - Dec 10th. American Brown Ale

Post by John G » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:40 pm

American Brown Ale

Original Gravity: 1.066
Final Gravity: 1.019

Fermentables (6.46 kg total)

4.853 kg - Pale Malt (2 Row) US 2 SRM (75.1%)
500 g - Cara-Pils/Dextrine 2 SRM (7.7%)
500 g - Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40 SRM (7.7%)
405 g - Viking Wheat Malt 3 SRM (6.3%)
203 g - Chocolate Malt 350 SRM (3.1%)

Hops

36g Northern Brewer 6.5% : 60 mins
28g Northern Brewer 6.5% : 15 mins
43g Cascade 6% : 10 mins
43g Cascade 6% : 0 mins
57g Centennial 9% : dry hop

Yeast: US-05
Mash @ 68C 60 mins
Ferment @ 19C

Keg carbonated at 12psi, 4 deg C.

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Re: Decembeer 2019 Beer Exchange - Dec 10th. American Brown Ale

Post by oceanic_brew » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:41 pm

Funny I was just listening to BeerSmith podcast where they were talking about beers like this. Perfect timing. Really well balanced beer. I can taste everything in the recipe. Very surprised to see such a high FG even for that yeast.

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Post by PMackie » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:15 am

Had this last night. Hops came through more than I was expecting for a Brown but quite enjoyable. Thanks for the beer.
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Post by LiverDance » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:40 pm

Great beer. Nice balance of malt and hops. I get a nice berry like flavour from the hops. Tasty!


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"Twenty years ago — a time, by the way, that hops such as Simcoe and Citra were already being developed, but weren’t about to find immediate popularity — there wasn’t a brewer on earth who would have gone to the annual Hop Growers of American convention and said, “I’m going to have a beer that we make 4,000 barrels of, one time a year. It flies off the shelf at damn near $20 a six-pack, and you know what it smells like? It smells like your cat ate your weed and then pissed in the Christmas tree.” - Bell’s Brewery Director of Operations John Mallet on the scent of their popular Hopslam.

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Post by Halifax_Jeff » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:16 pm

Enjoyed this one last night. Really easy drinking. Thanks!

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Re: Decembeer 2019 Beer Exchange - Dec 10th. American Brown Ale

Post by John G » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:18 pm

When home brewing was growing in the 90s and early 2000s we would make stuff that was just not available commercially (in the early 90's that was practically anything, haha). All grain brewers back then were often a little heavy handed with the crystal malts and hops, I think just to show that there was more to home brewing than thin-bodied kit and kilo. This recipe is not to style for a brown ale, but is more of an old school home brew version. It's more of a brown or black IPA style that just did not exist back then. Glad you enjoyed!

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Re: Decembeer 2019 Beer Exchange - Dec 10th. American Brown Ale

Post by Buccaneer » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:17 pm

This beer was really fantastic. I was surprised to see that it's supposed to be an American brown, since it seemed more like a cascadian IPA. Delicious regardless.

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Re: Decembeer 2019 Beer Exchange - Dec 10th. American Brown Ale

Post by PMackie » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:49 pm

I see why I am getting more hops than malts based on other comments. Like everyone said this is a good beer, just not what I expected haha


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