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Brulosopher's Best Brown Ale

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Brulosopher's Best Brown Ale

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

American Brown Ale
Beer Color


This is a great beer. At a recent club meeting, a few guys suggested this is closer to a Porter than a Brown, mainly because it is pretty dark. However, it tastes more like a Brown. While I will likely brew this exact recipe many times, here are


  • 5 lbs 12.0 oz - Pale Malt (2 Row), NW Pale (2.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 2 lbs - Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1 lbs - White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) (Grain)
  • 12.0 oz - Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 10.0 oz - Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 8.0 oz - Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 7.5 oz - Caramel/Crystal Malt - 15L (15.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 0.4 oz - Magnum [11.6%] - Boil 60 min (Hops)
  • 0.6 oz - Willamette [5.5%] - Boil 25 min (Hops)
  • 0.8 oz - Cascade [6.4%] - Boil 5 min (Hops)
  • 1 pkgs - California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) (Yeast)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.051 (12.5° P)
Final Gravity: 1.012 SG (3.0° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 5.1%
Color SRM: 22.1  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 27.7
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.50 US Gallons

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 Reviewed by espenmoller on Sat May 3 2014

No comment given.

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 Reviewed by greggs on Sat Apr 26 2014

Love this Ale, I treated it as a cask ale and left it uncarbonated.

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 Reviewed by Brulosopher on Mon Apr 21 2014

04.2013: I recently split 10 gallons of this wort and pitched 2 different yeasts- Danstar BRY-97 and WLP002. The general preference among most of my brew club is for the BRY-97, which is quite similar to WLP001; however, I find myself pulling from the WLP002 tap more often, as I find it slightly richer with a more pronounced chocolate character. Either way, both are delicious! At this point, I'll likely stick to either WLP002 or WLP090 with this beer.