Brulosopher's Best Brown Ale (6 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: Brulosopher (Shared)
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Brewer: Brulosopher
Batch Size: 5.50 galStyle: American Brown Ale (10C)
Boil Size: 7.64 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 22.1 SRMEquipment: Brulosopher's Setup (5.5 Gal)
Bitterness: 27.7 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.051 (12.6° P)Mash Profile: Brulosopher's Medium/Full Body Profile (154F)
Est FG: 1.012 SG (3.0° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 5.1%Taste Rating: 30.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
5 lbs 12.00 oz Pale Malt (2 Row), NW Pale (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
2 lbs Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 2
1 lbs White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 3
12.00 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4
10.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 5
8.00 oz Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 6
7.48 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 15L (15.0 SRM) Grain 7
0.39 oz Magnum [11.6%] - Boil 60 min Hops 8
0.63 oz Willamette [5.5%] - Boil 25 min Hops 9
0.78 oz Cascade [6.4%] - Boil 5 min Hops 10
1 pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast 11

Taste Notes

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 two changes I plan on trying just for fun: - Use WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast in place of WLP001 - Replace half of the English Chocolate malt (450L) with Pale Chocolate to lighten up the color and add more of a toasted nut character Either way, this beer will go quickly, it's that good. Cheers!

Ratings

Best Brown

by Brulosopher

So doggone tasty! Double the recipe if you can, it goes rather quick...

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.

Fantastic ale

by greggs

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

by cjwake

Great Brown Ale

by LPCote

Made with Chocolate malt and Pale Chocolate malt. Yeast: Wyeast 1968.

More of a porter than a brown

by zt67638

Very tasty brew. Would include some special b next time, but this recipe offers a very good, rich, dark chocolate flavor.