British Brown for comment

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  1. S0rceress0

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    I've done browns, but only kits. We like malt forward browns without a "roasty" character. I've gone off of the 2015 BJCP 13B requirements although I don't think I'll be submitting this to a contest. I just want to find a good consistent extract recipe for this year.
    5 gallons

    7lb Light LME

    .5 lb Belgian Chocolate grain for steeping

    1oz Kent Goldings 60 mins
    1oz Keng Goldings 30 mins

    WL005 British Ale yeast


    I feel like the 2 oz of hops are A LOT. Does anyone think I can reduce this or use a different hop? Any recommendations for a different grain that will give me an 18 to 20 SRM?
     
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    What's the IBUs on this? AA% of the hops?
    It does seem like a lot at first glance though.
    For malts, have you looked at brown or amber? Maybe some biscuit malt?
     
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    thats not allot of hops your fine with only 5 ibu but I would drop the 30 down to 15 minutes
     
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    The total IBUs is 23.71 on the recipe engine: https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/624304/brownie-exp
    I've used a lot of biscuit lately, I think I'll leave that alone for awhile, but I will definitely see if Amber makes it easier to get a better SRM.
     
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    Ah, 15 minutes is great! Tones it down a bit but still within style, thanks!
     
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