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Imperial Brown Ale

213 calories 19 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Specialty IPA: Brown IPA
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 27 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 28.65 gallons
Post Boil Size: 27 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.058 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.065 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 73% (brew house)
Source: Matt
Rating:
4.00 (1 Review)

Calories: 213 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 19 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Tuesday April 16th 2024
1.065
1.012
7.0%
50.2
23.0
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
53 lb United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale53 lb Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 83.5%
3 lb Simpsons - DRC3 lb DRC 34.7 115 4.7%
3 lb United Kingdom - Crystal 60L3 lb Crystal 60L 34 60 4.7%
2.50 lb Soft Candi Sugar - Brown2.5 lb Soft Candi Sugar - Brown - (late boil kettle addition) 38 60 3.9%
1.50 lb United Kingdom - Pale Chocolate1.5 lb Pale Chocolate 33 207 2.4%
0.50 lb German - Carafa III0.5 lb Carafa III 32 535 0.8%
63.50 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
3.50 oz Magnum3.5 oz Magnum Hops Pellet 15 Boil 60 min 34.32 8.4%
3 oz Cascade3 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Boil 30 min 10.55 7.2%
3 oz Fuggles3 oz Fuggles Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 20 min 5.34 7.2%
8 oz Cascade8 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Dry Hop (High Krausen) at 64 °F 7 days 19.3%
8 oz Centennial8 oz Centennial Hops Pellet 10 Dry Hop (High Krausen) at 64 °F 7 days 19.3%
8 oz Cascade8 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Dry Hop 2 days 19.3%
8 oz Citra8 oz Citra Hops Pellet 11 Dry Hop 2 days 19.3%
41.50 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
20.3 gal Beta Strike 144 °F 144 °F 30 min
Alpha Infusion 144 °F 154 °F 30 min
Mash Out Temperature 168 °F 168 °F 2 min
22 gal Sparge Sparge 168 °F 168 °F 45 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.4 qt/lb
Starting Grain Temp: 65 °F
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 tsp Yeast Nutrient Other Boil 10 min.
1 tsp Whirlfloc Water Agt Boil 10 min.
 
Yeast
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
Amount:
5 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
81%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 569 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
CO2 Level: 0 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
50 5 9 50 125 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
"Imperial Brown Ale" Specialty IPA: Brown IPA beer recipe by Matt. All Grain, ABV 7%, IBU 50.21, SRM 22.95, Fermentables: (Maris Otter Pale, DRC, Crystal 60L, Soft Candi Sugar - Brown, Pale Chocolate, Carafa III) Hops: (Magnum, Cascade, Fuggles, Centennial, Citra) Other: (Yeast Nutrient, Whirlfloc)
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  • Last Updated: 2024-06-08 17:14 UTC
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Sully574 06/03/2024 at 02:07pm
4 of 5

Brewed this beer in collaboration with Scott Birdwell on our 1 BBL unit at New Magnolia Brewery in Houston, TX. Despite an egregious error while brewing, the beer surprisingly turned out very well. Originally the recipe was aimed at being an India Brown Ale, i.e. a Brown IPA. However, we got a little distracted and did not add the whirlpool hops. So we threw them in after KO so we lost some IBUs and it showed in the final product. However, the beer was full of hop character you'd expect from the "C" hops and balanced out nicely with slightly sweet, maltiness. I guess we got lucky or had a happy accident. Next time will brew it as intended. Recipe has been renamed to Imperial Brown Ale and the hop addition according to our screw up.


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