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Brew Day 7.9.12 Janet’s Brown Clone Hoppy Amber

first brew in months

Going for a hoppy but balanced brown ale. Came across the Janet’ Brown recipe that seemed about what I was thinking. Inspired by Lagunita’s WTF.

http://hopville.com/recipe/1512616/american-brown-ale-recipes/janets-brown-clone

Getting started at 4:30. I’m going to drain in a cooler. I just can’t be bothered. I’ll run a little secondary batch sparge, put @ 1.5 additional gallons through the cooler.

4:50 – start filtering water into bucket

strike 170 f water, 7 gallons to 158 f 14.5 lbs of grain on a hot day

mash between 158 and 150 for 1 hour

mash out 5 min at 170 f

added 2 oz northern brewers hops 15 minutes prior to pulling the bag, same time as adding flame to get to mash out temp. It took @ 10 min to get to 170 f, so let that sit for 15 to get a 15 minute first wort mash, then pulled bag and added flame to get to boil.

start boil @ 7 pm

boiled over bad, lost maybe .5 to .8 gallons, around 10% of wort

boiled 55 minutes

cut flame and let sit for 5 minutes.

started cool down 60 minutes, 8 pm,

cool to touch at 8:30

yielded 5.5 gallons at 1.052

Just realized I forgot to get Chocolate Malt. No where near dark or roasty.

Let’s call it a Hoppy American Amber.

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