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Spotted Dog Brown

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Spotted Dog Brown

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Beer Style: American Brown Ale  (10C)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.5 US gallons

American Brown Ale
Beer Color


Tasted 8/6. Very good. Nice maltiness and the hops balance nicely.


  • 8 lbs - Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 2 lbs - Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 8.0 oz - Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 8.0 oz - Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1 lbs - Brown Sugar, Light (8.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1.0 oz - Centennial [10.0%] - Boil 60 min (Hops)
  • 1.0 oz - Mt. Hood [6.0%] - Boil 15 min (Hops)
  • 1 pkgs - Burton Ale (White Labs #WLP023) (Yeast)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.062 (15.0° P)
Final Gravity: 1.015 SG (3.9° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 6.1%
Color SRM: 19.0  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 42.5
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.50 US Gallons

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review rating
 Reviewed by jcpilotak on Wed Apr 30 2014

Now I'm not sure if it was just me, and some bad luck, but I followed this recipe and it didn't come out like I was hoping. It taste very cidery. After doing some research, I learned that cidery off flavors can be cause by highly refined sugar (i.e. Brown Sugar, Light). I think this was the reason, and so I'm not really please with this recipe.

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 Reviewed by semery on Fri Apr 25 2014

Just tasted for the first time this weekend. After 7 weeks, very good taste. Right balance of malt and hops.