At this moment of 2013 in Minneapolis and elsewhere I’m sure, it seems that everybody is brewing beer and I’m no exception. About this time last summer, I got the bug. I don’t why I didn’t start earlier. It’s much easier than it sounds and you probably already have most what you need ( stock pots, strainers, thermometer, scale, stove, a cool basement) .
Brown Ale Recipe
Batch Size: 3 Gallons
5 lbs Maris Otter Malt
.25 lbs Caramel 40L
.25 lbs Caramel 80L
.25 lbs Chocolate Malt
.3 ounces Perle ( pellets )
.5 ounces East Kent Goldings ( pellets )
Safale S-04 English Dry Ale Yeast
Steep grains in 7 quarts water at 152 F for 1 hour
Sparge with 3 gallons of water at 165 – 170 F
60 minute boil, add .3 ounces perle hops at start of boil
and 2/3 east kent goldings at 30 minutes and 1/3 at 55 minutes.
Sources/Inspiratons: Based on the WGD brown ale recipe in the Brooklyn Brew Shop’s Beer Making Book: 52 Seasonal Recipes for Small Batches