Brewing a N. English Brown. Haters gonna hate!

It seems a good brown ale takes a back seat in this country to the Pale Ale, IPA and even the American Amber. I really find this bizarre. While the American Ambers are a fine beverage, the English Brown, if you can get a good one, outshines it’s amber cousin with some depth of malt complexities that most ambers seek to avoid. I’d put a nice Samuel Smith up against a Fat Tire any day, but like everything, it’s completely subjective. Judge for yourself! I’d encourage anyone willing to give it a go to brew up a nice English Brown and try it for themselves!

Northern English Brown Ale (5 Gallons)
OG: 1.052 FG: 1.012
ABV: 5.3% IBU:27
Color: 16.0L
Strike: 152F Sparge: 168F
Ferment: 67F for 7 – 10 days

Grain Bill
9.25lbs Maris Otter (83%)
0.75lbs Special Roast (6.4%)
0.50lbs Crystal 40L (4.3%)
0.50lbs Victory (4.3%)
0.25lbs Pale Chocolate (2.1%)

Hops
1.5oz Kent Goldings (5%) 60 min
0.5oz Kent Goldings (5%) 5 min

Finings
1tsp Irish Moss or 1 tablet Wirlfloc 10 min

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