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

American Brown Ale


My attempt to duplicate one of my favorite beers - Dogfish Raison Ale. It, predictably, is not as good, but turned out well. The raison flavor is evident, but not overpowering. I tried to get a slight hop flavor and aroma, which was probably counterproductive. I will cut back on that if I brew again.Overall, not bad for a first attempt. I also only left in the secondary for a week because I was impatient, could have definitely used at least another week for clarity.


  • 9 lbs. Marris Otter - 4L
  • 2 lb. Caramel - 120L
  • 1 oz Palisade Hop Pellets @60 min - 8.5% aa
  • 1 oz Palisade Hop Pellets @30 min - 8.5% aa
  • American Ale Yeast II
  • 3/4 lb of raisons puree

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes
Primary Ferment: 1 week
Secondary Ferment: 1 week

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.053
Final Gravity: 1.004
Alcohol by Vol: 6%
Bitterness IBU: 52
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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60 Minute Mash @ 150-153 degrees F.
10 Minute Mashout @ 170 degrees F.
Sparge to 6 gallons pre-boil.
60 minute boil, adding Palisade hops (1 oz each) at 60 and 30 minutes.
Threw in a whirlfloc tablet in with 10 minutes left.
Add Raison Puree at KO and let steep while chilling wort (15-20 minutes)
Pitch Am Ale II when chilled to about 70 degrees.
1 week primary/1 week secondary.
Kegged and carbonated with CO2 for about 5 days.