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Homebrew: Brown Note – American Brown Ale

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Brewed up a batch of Brown Ale yesterday, as I was trying to get rid of some opened packs of malt and hops. The recipe was very heavy on late-hopping, as I was hoping to get rid of as many opened packs of hops as possible, so it will be interesting to see how (and if) the hops and malts come together in the final product. I’m a little afraid that the huge late-hop additions will contribute more bitterness than predicted in Beersmith, so hopefully I won’t end up with an overly bitter beer (the malt bill is quite light as well, so there won’t be much body to counter it). The beer is currently fermenting in my fermentation fridge at a temperature of 15C (59F), as I’m hoping for a clean yeast profile and hopefully a little lower attenuation. The original gravity was 1.055 (14.0 brix), and am hoping it will end up at around 1.014. Will probably be kegging and bottling in about 3 weeks.

Recipe: Brown Note
Style: American Brown Ale
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 30 l
Post Boil Volume: 28 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 23 l   
Bottling Volume: 21 l
Estimated OG: 1.056 SG
Estimated Color: 36.0 EBC
Estimated IBU: 53.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 76.3 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt           Name                                     Type      #    %/IBU         
5.000 kg      Pale Ale (2-row) (6.0 EBC)               Grain     1    76.3 %        
0.500 kg      Crystal Malt - 60L (Thomas Fawcett) (118 Grain     2    7.6 %         
0.500 kg      Oats, Flaked (2.0 EBC)                   Grain     3    7.6 %         
0.250 kg      Biscuit Malt (45.3 EBC)                  Grain     4    3.8 %         
0.250 kg      Pale Chocolate Malt (394.0 EBC)          Grain     5    3.8 %         
0.050 kg      Carafa Special III (Weyermann) (925.9 EB Grain     6    0.8 %         
10.00 g       Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - First Wo Hop       7    14.4 IBUs     
25.00 g       Mt. Hood [6.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min        Hop       8    7.0 IBUs      
15.00 g       Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min     Hop       9    7.0 IBUs      
15.00 g       Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 15. Hop       10   9.7 IBUs      
15.00 g       Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min         Hop       11   9.0 IBUs      
25.00 g       Mt. Hood [6.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min         Hop       12   2.8 IBUs      
15.00 g       Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 5.0 Hop       13   3.9 IBUs      
90.00 g       Galaxy [14.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min          Hop       14   0.0 IBUs      
35.00 g       Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min      Hop       15   0.0 IBUs      
35.00 g       Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min          Hop       16   0.0 IBUs      
30.00 g       Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 0.0 Hop       17   0.0 IBUs      
30.00 g       Mt. Hood [6.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min         Hop       18   0.0 IBUs      
1.0 pkg       Safale American  (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)  Yeast     19   -