American Brown Ale – All Grain

Statistics

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
8.00 pounds American Pale Malt (2-Row) 64%
2.00 pounds American Wheat Malt 16%
1.00 pounds American Dextrin (Cara-Pils) Malt 8%
1.00 pounds Crystal Malt 40L 8%
0.50 pounds American Chocolate Malt 4%
12.50 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%

Hops

Amount Hop Time AA
1.75 ounces Northern Brewer 60 min 7.8%
1.00 ounces Styrian Golding 15 min 6.5%
1.00 ounces Cascade 0 min 6.0%
2.00 ounces Centennial 0 min 9.0%
5.75 ounces Total Hop Weight

Yeasts

Name Lab/Manufacturer Form Amount
California Ale (WLP001) White Labs Liquid 35 ml.

Procedure

  • Single infusion mash at 151°
  • Sparge with 3.5 gallons of 168° water
  • Total boil time: 60 minutes
    • Add hops according to schedule
  • Cool wort to pitching temperature (68°)
  • Pitch yeast

Fermentation and Aging

Primary:
7 days @ 68° F
Secondary:
7 days @ 68° F
Age:
28 days @ 55° F

Notes

Recipe derived from Brewing Classic Styles (pg. 143) - American Brown Ale. Adjusted for a 5 gallon batch. Named after Gene Wilder's character in the 1974 classic Mel Books western parody Blazing Saddles.

Augmented May 2008 based upon NHC judges comments. 

Single infusion at 151°. Ferment at 67°. Carbonate from 2 to 2.5 volumes.