Tom's Brown ale

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American Brown Ale

I initially brewed this Brown Ale for my Dad’s return from Iraq. This is by far my hands down favorite brew. With 10 gallons on tap I invited some friends over to try it, and 10 gallons of this goes FAST. I did manage to save some for my Dad, and all parties agreed that this was one of the best that I’d brewed. I’m going to be brewing this again shortly, quite possibly the brew I’ll make down at Raccoon River for teach a friend to homebrew days…

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines

10-D Brown Ale, American Brown Ale

Min OG: 1.040 Max OG: 1.060

Min IBU: 25 Max IBU: 60

Min Clr: 15 Max Clr: 22

Color in SRM, Lovibond

#Recipe Specifics Batch Size (Gal): 10.00

Wort Size (Gal): 10.00

Total Grain (Lbs): 20.75

Anticipated OG: 1.055 Plato: 13.64

Anticipated SRM: 20.0

Anticipated IBU: 40.9

Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %

Wort Boil Time: 75 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts

Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour

Pre-Boil Wort Size: 12.31 Gal

Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.045 SG 11.18 Plato

Formulas Used

Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.

Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.

Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg

% Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.

Color Formula Used: Morey

Hop IBU Formula Used: Rager


% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM

86.7 18.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 1

4.8 1.00 lbs. Crystal 80L 1.033 80

4.8 1.00 lbs. CaraPilsner France 1.035 10

2.4 0.50 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.029 350

1.2 0.25 lbs. Roasted Barley America 1.028 600

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time

1.50 oz. Northern Brewer Whole 9.00 31.4 75 min.

0.50 oz. Northern Brewer Whole 9.00 5.0 30 min.

1.50 oz. Cascade Whole 6.80 4.4 10 min.

0.50 oz. Cascade Whole 6.80 0.0 Dry Hop


Amount Name Type Time

0.10 Oz Irish Moss Fining 15 Min.(boil)


WYeast 1187 Ringwood Ale

Mash Schedule

Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs: 20.75

Water Qts: 22.75 - Before Additional Infusions

Water Gal: 5.69 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.10 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 155 Time: 60

Mash-out Rest Temp : 167 Time: 5

Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 0

Total Mash Volume Gal: 7.35 - Dough-In Infusion Only

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.


Primary Fermentation: 1 week @ 65-70 degrees

Secondary Fermentation: 1 week @ 65 degrees

Lagering: 2 weeks, added .50 oz of Cascade hops @ 55 degrees

Yeast: Wyeast 1187 Ringwood Ale or White Labs WLP007 Dry English Ale

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