First Recipe for BIAB - Brown Ale

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Pat0_smith

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Hey guys, I'm going to be making my first BIAB where the recipe I'm using is not one i have found online but completely my own. I'm still very new to this so i was wondering if anyone could have a look at this recipe and tell me how to improve it or what may be wrong with it. I will be making a 10l Batch and am aiming to make some sort of nut brown ale.




Original Gravity (OG): 1.060 (°P): 14.7
Final Gravity (FG): 1.015 (°P): 3.8
Alcohol (ABV): 5.89 %
Colour (SRM): 24.8 (EBC): 48.9
Bitterness (IBU): 23.6 (Average)

40% Maris Otter Malt
20% Amber Malt
15% Victory
10% Caramalt
10% Crystal 30
5% Chocolate, Pale

1 g/L East Kent Golding (4.7% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil)
0.5 g/L East Kent Golding (4.7% Alpha) @ 25 Minutes (Boil)
0.5 g/L Fuggles (5.7% Alpha) @ 25 Minutes (Boil)
1 g/L Fuggles (5.7% Alpha) @ 7 Minutes (Boil)


Single step Infusion at 66°C for 60 Minutes. Boil for 60 Minutes

Fermented at 20°C with Safale S-04
 

stakka82

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Grain bill is a bit complicated.

You also have a lot of light crystal in there, which is a bit out of place. Pretty sure caramalt is the same as Crystal 30??? Meaning you have 20% of a crystal malt that arguably shouldnt be there in the first place. Light crystal is very sweet, especially in those volumes.

Personally I would get rid of those 2 additions and replace with MO as a first step. I would also increase the bitterness a bit from early additions and cut one of those 25 min additions.

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I'd look at reducing total crystal to around 5-10%. A good quality UK crystal like simpsons or Thomas Fawcett to get the colour you want.

I'm not experienced with amber malt but it looks, at first glance to be a tad high as it's a malt that needs surplus diastatic power from base malt as far as I understand.

Don't take my word for it though - research recommended amounts before tweaking your recipe. Victory malt I do often use and again 15% might be a touch high. A little goes a long way.
 

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Thanks for some great feedback, I,ve made some adjustments and im happy to keep changing it until i get something that sounds right.

How does this look


Brown Ale (American Brown Ale)

Original Gravity (OG): 1.060 (°P): 14.7
Final Gravity (FG): 1.015 (°P): 3.8
Alcohol (ABV): 5.89 %
Colour (SRM): 23.6 (EBC): 46.5
Bitterness (IBU): 25.7 (Average)

61% Maris Otter Malt
20% Pale Malt
8% Victory
6% Crystal 30
5% Chocolate

1.5 g/L East Kent Golding (4.7% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil)
0.5 g/L East Kent Golding (4.7% Alpha) @ 25 Minutes (Boil)
1 g/L Fuggles (5.7% Alpha) @ 7 Minutes (Boil)


Single step Infusion at 66°C for 60 Minutes. Boil for 60 Minutes

Fermented at 20°C with
 

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