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Cookbook : Beverages : Iowa Fewbux - Honey Brown Ale
by Fritz_D_Cat )
This is a high gravity boil - double batch (yes, it's THAT good). Don't be afraid of the build on this one, it has a much lighter character than what it looks like on paper (thx to the honey). Plenty of alcohol, though 6+ %
1/8 # crystal malt
1/4 # chocolate malt
Grind and boil for 30 minutes. Rinse into boil water through cheesecloth.
BOIL ~ 2 to 2 1/2 gallon in BIG pot approx 1 hour total carefully monitored against boilover !!
water (VERY hard is recommended, here, with some gypsum ~ 800 to 1000 ppm)
liquid amber extract 5#
powder light extract 5#
clover honey 2#
5 - 6 oz pellets or ~8 oz leaves Kent Goldings (or something earthy, with only moderate alpha - stay away from Cascade or Chinook - too floral) anyway go about 40 minutes pellets or 55 min to an hour for leaves (I really think pellets are better, here) No need for late hop.
Split the boil into 2 glass carboys. Bring to 1" below the shoulder with clean water (preferably chlorine stripped). Shake it up for a little bit of entrained air at about 100°F. Charge in and mix yeast.
One package Munton and Fison Dry Ale yeast each fermenter - ferment around 68°F This WILL be vigorous.
after 24 hours add to primary fermenters. Hallertauer pellets 1/2 oz to each fermenter.
Bottle when settled using your typical amount of priming sugar (usually 7/8 cup corn sugar per 5 gallon carboy) for moderate carbonation. Does best in bombers, but they take about 2 - 3 weeks of aging in the cool cellar.
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