Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Batch 2.0 Indian Brown Ale

This ladies and gentlemen is the stickiest of the icky. That shit Dr. Dre was talking about way back when fanny packs were fashionable. Some 100% pure Afghan Kush Hops bro it's totally legit. Actually I got to use fresh leaf hops for the first time in batch 2.0. They should go rather well with the Indian Brown Ale that is vigorously burping as I type. Here is a run down of the recipe I used.

  • 10oz of Carapils Malt @ 20L (L stands for Lovibond which is a way of measuring color. The higher the number the darker the color.)
  • 10oz of Crystal Malt @ 60L
  • 8oz of Chocolate Malt @ 338L
  • 2oz of Biscuit Malt @ 19.3L
  • 7lbs of Light DME (Dry Malt Extract)
  • .5oz of Warrior Hop Pellets @ 15.8 AA
  • 1oz of Vanguard Hops @ 5.3 AA
  • 8oz of Dark Brown Pure Cane Sugar
  • One Vile of White Labs Edinburgh Ale Yeast WLP0028
  1. Bring six gallons of water to 150 ° Fahrenheit.
  2. Steep all grains in the water for 15 minutes maintaining a temperature of 150°.
  3. After the grain has been removed bring the water to a boil. Once at a boil, remove from heat and add all malt extract then bring back to a boil
  4. Once the wort is back to a boil set a timer for 15 minutes.
  5. After 15 minutes add the half ounce of Warrior Hops.
  6. Continue to boil wort for 50 minutes, then add all 8oz of Brown Sugar stirring until completely dissolved.
  7. Boil for an additional 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and add 1oz of Vanguard, stir until a whirlpool is created. Then cover and let rest for 20 minutes.
  9. Cool Wort and pitch your yeast at it's required temperature.

A ridiculous amount of grain should make this bad boy a pretty complex brew. My gravity came in at 1.066 which I correctly read this time round. The recipe called for 1.07 so I was a bit off but .004 from the called for OG ain't bad. It should be about six weeks from now before I can slug back a pint of my hard work. Check the video below dudes!

In related news my ESB/IPA should be bottled tomorrow and then turbo conditioned! I will go into turbo conditioning more once I bottle. Until next time keep on voting Socialist!

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