Monday, November 7, 2011

Janet's Brown Ale (Tasty's)

This recipe is from Mike "Tasty" McDole, an award winning homebrewer and a Brewcaster on the Brewing Network's "The Sunday Session"  This recipe is a tribute to his late wife Janet.  Russian River brewed this beer for this years NHC (2011) in San Diego.  With that said, I have been tweaking and dialing in the recipe for just over a year now.  I know Tasty has a couple of variants of this beer with different levels of ABV.   I think I found the right level of IBU's and the right level of alcohol for me tastes.

This is a very hoppy brown ale that requires a couple of transfers to get nice and clear.  Personally, I wanted to keep this beer around 7.1%.  Any higher than that, kind of puts it on a different level.  I want to be able to have 3 or so and unwind in front of the TV or play some cars with my son.

Here is the recipe on its current state..This is my 5th attempt at brewing it.  Currently my 5th is in secondary at 1.010 FG.  I should have it on tap by mid next week.   This beer along with Blackout IPA are my only 2 beers that are in rotation at my house. 

Janet's Brown #5
American Brown Ale


Type: All Grain
Date: 10/28/2011
Batch Size: 6.00 gal
Brewer: Chris Lewis
Boil Size: 5.72 gal Asst Brewer: Danny Schroeder
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 40.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00
Taste Notes:

Amount Item Type % or IBU
12 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 73.62 %
1 lbs 4.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 7.67 %
1 lbs 4.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 7.67 %
1 lbs White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 6.13 %
8.0 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 3.07 %
4.8 oz Carafa III (525.0 SRM) Grain 1.84 %
2.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -
1.50 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (60 min) Hops 33.1 IBU
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (15 min) Hops 10.9 IBU
1.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (10 min) Hops 7.8 IBU
1.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (1 min) Hops 0.9 IBU
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.093 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.064 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.020 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 9.55 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 7.05 %
Bitterness: 52.7 IBU Calories: 285 cal/pint
Est Color: 30.7 SRM Color:

Mash Profile

Single Infusion, Full Body
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 20.38 qt of water and heat to 152.0 F over 0 min 152.0 F
10 min Mash Out Add 8.15 qt of water and heat to 168.0 F over 0 min 168.0 F

Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage
Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2) Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 21.6 PSI Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 F Age for: 0.0 days
Storage Temperature: 0.0 F

Used WLP001 from one vile. Created a large starter and split it with my Blackout #2. Hit all my numbers in relation to Janets #2
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