Reddish-Brown Ale

This is a Brown Ale that is a little bit red although I was hoping for a more pronounced red colour. At the time of writing I haven’t bottled it yet so I will update this in a few weeks with my thoughts after tasting it as well as a picture or two of the final product. This is a recipe for a batch of 19.5 litres (minus any deadspace losses in the kettle).

Grain Bill:

  • 3kg Pale Malt
  • 1kg CaraRed
  • 1kg Melanoidin

Mash:

  • 50°C – 20 minutes
  • 64°C – 20 minutes
  • 67°C – 30 minutes
  • 75°C – 10 minutes

Boil:

60 minute boil with the following additions:

  • 30g Brewer’s gold @45 minutes 18.4 IBUs
  • 30g Fuggles @20 minutes 10.8 IBUs
  • 200g Extra Light DME @ 10 minutes
  • 1.5 tsp Irish moss @ 10 minutes

Fermentation and conditioning:

Direct pitch of Fermentis SafAle S-04 dried English Ale yeast. Fermented in primary for 7 days before bottling and dry hopped with 20g Fuggles for the last 3 days in the primary.

Batch prime with 75g glucose (dextrose/corn sugar) in an equal volume of water in a clean and sanitised secondary before immediate bottling.

Condition for at least 2 weeks in the bottle.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s