June 2, 2016

Award Winner: Bottoms Up Brown

by LouieMacGoo
Categories: All Grain, Brewing, Recipes
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Medal WinnerOne of our BeerBorg members Dawg LB Steve started brewing his own beer almost 3 years ago. Since then he has racked up some impressive brewing awards for his homebrews. This Bottoms Up Brown recipe has won a bronze medal at the 2015 King Of The Mountain Home Brew Competition and a silver medal at the 2015 Son Of Brewzilla home brew Competition and speaking from personal experience is one of the best brown ales I have ever had. Do yourself a favor and put this one in your homebrew pipeline and make sure to visit his Facebook page, Montucky Brewing.

Thank you Steve for sharing this great recipe. Cheers!

 

 

 

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
5.5 gal 60 min 41.9 IBUs 23.6 SRM 1.058 1.015 5.7 %
Actuals 1.053 1.01 5.6 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
American Brown Ale 10 C 1.045 - 1.06 1.01 - 1.016 20 - 40 18 - 35 2 - 2.6 4.3 - 6.2 %

Fermentables

Name Amount %
Brewers Malt 2-Row (Briess) 6.375 lbs 52.58
Pale Malt, Maris Otter 2.625 lbs 21.65
Chocolate, Pale 1.125 lbs 9.28
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L 14 oz 7.22
Honey Malt 10 oz 5.15
Carapils (Briess) 8 oz 4.12

Hops

Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
U. S. Northern Brewer 1.12 oz 60 min First Wort Pellet 7.8
Cascade 0.5 oz 30 min Boil Pellet 5.5
Willamette 0.5 oz 15 min Boil Pellet 4.7

Miscs

Name Amount Time Use Type
Whirlfloc Tablet 0.50 Items 15 min Boil Fining

Yeast

Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
SafAle English Ale (S-04) DCL/Fermentis 73% 59°F - 75.2°F

Mash

Step Temperature Time
Mash In 152°F 60 min

Notes

.75 TSP BAKING SODA IN9.5 gallons water 3.75 gallons strike water @ 170 for mash @154 degrees check Ph 20 minutes in 6.02 add 5 ml Lactic acid mixed and pulled another sample Ph @ 5.25 end of mash

1st runnings 1.078, sparge with 2.75 g and mixed gravity@ 1.055, final sparge 2.75 gallon mixed pre-boil gravity 1.046 @ 7.75 pre-boil volume

BREWED 1/9/2016
Pitched yeast on O2 aireated 1.053 wort @ 70 degrees @ 6:00 Volume good gravity .005 short, airlock activity in 12 hours or less airlock bubbling away strong @7am

OG 1.053
FG 1.008 1/24

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