Brown Ale Recipe

September 22, was a busy day for the Shadow Brewers… not only did we roast upwards of 20 lbs of pumpkin, and churn out both the Pumpkin Ale and Pumpkin Porter, but we also found some time to squeeze in a tasty Brown Ale!

Brown Ale Recipe:

Grains:
1-1/2 lbs. Domestic 2-Row
1/2 lbs. British Brown
1/4 lbs. Crystal 60
1/8 lbs. Chocolate 250
1/2 lbs. Cara-Pils

Extract:
6 lbs. Amber LME

Additions:
1 oz. Northern Brewer (Bittering) @60 min
1 oz. Saaz @15 min
1 tsp Irish Moss @ 10 min

Yeast:
Safale US-05

Steep the grains in 4 gallons of 150 degree water for 30 minutes. Remove the grains, and increase the heat. Add LME and bring to a boil. Make additions as listed above. Full boil = 60 minutes. Cool to 85 degrees, add to carboy, top to 5.5 gallons with water, and pitch yeast. Ferment for 7 days. Bottle, and let sit for 2 weeks.

Results:
This is an easy-drinking Brown Ale that is appealing to all. The medium-body, light hoppy aroma and smooth finish made this a great beer to appeal to our diverse tastes as a group.. As Matt said: “I could drink that Brown ale all day!”

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