New brown ale recipe

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  1. Sunfire96

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    Hey all! I waited too long to brew a brown ale, and now I don't have the ingredients to match my original recipe. Please let me know what you think of my new American brown attempt :) I chose midnight wheat for the debittered quality, but also have Carafa I and Pale chocolate. Thanks! Batch size is 7 qts (1.75 gal).

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    I think it looks like a pretty good recipe. A little sweetness from the Crystal, IBU’s in the right range.
     
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    I like it. Not made a brown with American hops though.
     
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    Looks good I'd probably go with caraffa my self for the coffee chocolate thing but I havnt brewed and tasted what midnight wheat brings to the party.
     
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    I think your recipe would be fine as is, though I would actually opt for the Pale Chocolate and drop your SRM down a few clicks, maybe around 20 or so. I currently have a Brown Ale fermenting away that is very similar to yours, I used Willamette late and pitched S-04 as well.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion, I like it. Changed
     
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    I brewed yesterday and pitched the S04 in the evening at 75F. Woke up to two happy fermenters at 70F :) I love the color, hopefully it'll drop fairly clear. Thanks for everyone's help!
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    Nice.
     
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    Don't forget to share your tasting notes
     
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    Looks beautiful.
     
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    Looks good. I’ve made several brown ales with Wilamette myself and I can assure you it will be a great fit here.
     
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    About 3 weeks in the bottle, it's pretty tasty :)
    I don't love the aroma (next time I'd pitch under 70F, preferably 65F), but the flavor is nutty with a little cocoa and fruitiness. I'm excited to see how it tastes with more cold conditioning. Thanks again for everyone's input! :) Cheers!
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    Lovely looking ale you have there!
    I bet if you let it sit quietly in the cold for a week it would clear up even more!
     
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    Letting the bottles sit in the fridge is sometimes the hardest part...
     
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    Nice looking brew you have there.
    I can relate. My last bottle of Janet’s Brown Ale has been sitting in the fridge for several days now. Once I get my Amber Ale bottled, that will open fermenter space for another round of Janet’s Brown.
     
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