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Caribou Rye-It Brown Ale

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Batch Size (gallons)5.5
Recipe typeAll Grain
Style10C. American Brown Ale
Original Gravity1.059
Final Gravity1.014
ABV5.91% (basic)   /   5.91% (advanced)       [what's this?]
Color20.3 SRM
Boil Time60 min

YeastDanstar - (Nottingham)

Pale Malt (2 Row) US9 lbs77.4%2
Rye Malt1 lb8.6%4.7
Caramel Munich 60L (US) 12 oz6.5%60
Caramel/Crystal 80L (US) 8 oz4.3%80
Chocolate Malt 4 oz2.2%350
Black (Patent) Malt 2 oz1.1%500

Goldings, East Kent (Boil)1 oz605%16.2
Liberty (Boil)1 oz304.3%10.7
Willamette (Boil)1 oz05.5%0

DirectionsMash in @ 152F for 60 minutes.  I used full volume 7.5 gallons and BIAB.  I did raise heat to 170F for 10 minutes before pulling the bag and squeezing it very well.  Boil for 60 minutes, more or less...adding hops at appropriate times.  I used a hops bag when adding hops.  I added the last hops at flameout and cooled to about 170, then let it rest there for maybe 10 minutes to pull more aroma from the late addition hops.

I did treat my water with .75 tsp of lactic acid, and the same of calcium chloride.

Cooled wort to 68F before adding rehydrated yeast...just stirred the heck out of it until it was nice and foamy, then attached the lid/airlock.  Fermented for 1 month at 66F, but it was probably finished in 2 weeks.

Very well balanced with flavors of malt, caramel, chocolate, and a hint of light-roast coffee.  The hops are just present enough to let you know they are there.  The finish well balanced and you will want another, which is fine with under 6% ABV.

This all grain American Brown Ale homebrew recipe was submitted by BowAholic.