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Rambler Smoked Brown

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Rambler Smoked Brown

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Beer Style: American Brown Ale  (10C)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 2.5 US gallons

American Brown Ale
Beer Color


This turned out surprisingly sweet - it would be better with less crystal 60 and/or a lower mash temp, I think. I would also add more smoked malt. It's a real challenge picking out the smoky note in the finished beer, despite it's presence in the wort. While subtle is what I was going for, immitating Tumbler, it's -too- subtle. 50% more smoked malt sounds about right.


  • 2.50 gal - Bru'n Water - RO Water (Water)
  • 1.00 g - Calcium Chloride (Mash 60 min) (Misc)
  • 1.00 g - Epsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash 60 min) (Misc)
  • 0.50 g - Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60 min) (Misc)
  • 0.40 g - Baking Soda (Mash 60 min) (Misc)
  • 0.30 g - Slaked Lime (Mash 60 min) (Misc)
  • 5 lbs - Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 7.0 oz - Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 5.0 oz - Chocolate Malt (412.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 4.0 oz - Smoked Malt (5.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 0.4 oz - Challenger [8.2%] - Boil 60 min (Hops)
  • 0.50 - Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min) (Misc)
  • 0.4 oz - Challenger [8.2%] - Boil 15 min (Hops)
  • 0.2 oz - Goldings, East Kent [5.0%] - Boil 5 min (Hops)
  • 1 pkgs - Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) (Yeast)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.056 (13.8° P)
Final Gravity: 1.012 SG (3.0° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 5.9%
Color SRM: 25.2  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 34.5
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 2.50 US Gallons

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review rating
 Reviewed by Brewdog on Wed May 7 2014

I'll put this into my lineup.Sounds easy and cheap! It's in the keg! Will be sampling it in a couple of days!Mine was good but not smokey enough either. I would also add some more smoked malt. Mine wasn't sweet.