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Dirty Brown Ale

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Dirty Brown Ale

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Beer Style: American Brown Ale (10C)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

American Brown Ale

Description:

Nice drinkable, malty brown- makes a great late summer, fall kickoff brew! Full flavor, very aromatic I was trying to make a deep red beer and ended up with a very brown beer- in bright light you will see a dark scarlet color. Accidentale but still very tasty!
I'm going to make this one again come august/september to enjoy after mowing the lawn, while BBQing.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb Carapils
  • 1/2 lb Melandoinin 28-38 L
  • 1/2 lb Light Roasted Barley 275-325 L
  • 6 Lb Amer Malt Extract (liquid- I used Breiss)
  • 1 oz Cascade pellet hops
  • 1 oz Hallertau pellet hops
  • pinch of irish moss
  • Muntons Dry Ale Yeast (yellow pack)

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 24 Days
Secondary Ferment: didn't

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1055
Final Gravity: 1005
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Procedure:

Steep grains in 3 gallons of water- hot but not boiling around 150 degrees for about 45 minutes. Sparge them, add extract-bring wort to boil (now somewhere in the 4 gallon region. pitch Cascades right in and boil a solid 50 minutes. Add Hallertau and a pinch (1/4 tsp or less) irish moss for another 10 minutes.
I load a brew bucket with about 12 lbs of ice and pour the boiling wort over it. all the ice melts- wort's at about 72-75 degrees and i end up with about 5.5 gallons. gives me a solid 5 gallons of drinkable beer, after siphoning off the trub. Pitch yeast and funnel into a 6 gallon carboy. Put in a closet and forget about it for about 3 weeks. I kegged at 24 days and began to nip on it on day 28-- got very smooth about day 34.

I do not bag my hops and remove- just drop them in the boils- they will settle out with the dead yeast. Plus they can't hurt the flavor because this is a very malty brew.

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