T17: Rambler Smoked Brown (1 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: andycr (Shared)
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Brewer: Andrew
Batch Size: 2.50 galStyle: American Brown Ale (10C)
Boil Size: 2.95 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 25.2 SRMEquipment: 2.5 Gallon BIAB - No Strain
Bitterness: 34.5 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.056 (13.9° P)Mash Profile: BIAB, Medium Body
Est FG: 1.012 SG (3.0° P)Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage
ABV: 5.9%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
2.50 gal Bru'n Water - RO Water Water 1
1.00 g Calcium Chloride (Mash 60 min) Misc 2
1.00 g Epsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash 60 min) Misc 3
0.50 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60 min) Misc 4
0.40 g Baking Soda (Mash 60 min) Misc 5
0.30 g Slaked Lime (Mash 60 min) Misc 6
5 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 7
7.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 8
5.00 oz Chocolate Malt (412.0 SRM) Grain 9
4.00 oz Smoked Malt (5.0 SRM) Grain 10
0.39 oz Challenger [8.2%] - Boil 60 min Hops 11
0.50 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min) Misc 12
0.39 oz Challenger [8.2%] - Boil 15 min Hops 13
0.20 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.0%] - Boil 5 min Hops 14
1 pkgs Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 15

Taste Notes

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.


Hoping for a similar beer to Sierra Nevada Tumbler. Aiming for Bru'n Water "Brown Balanced" water profile. Smoke note really came out in the wort when tasted. Tried to keep fermentation temp as close to 60 as possible.


Sounds pretty good

by Brewdog

I'll put this into my lineup.
Sounds easy and cheap!
I'll be brewing this on Sunday 12-2-12.
I'll post the results next year!!
12-18-12. 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.

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