Brewday: India Brown Ale

Today’s brew day was a improved version of an English India Brown Ale that I did late last year. My malt bill stayed the same, but I changed the hops and the hop schedule for this new one. The original, while good, was a bit harsh on the bitterness and the aroma was not where I wanted it. To adjust this I used first wort hopping (FWH) to hopefully this will lead to a smoother perceived bitterness. I am also leaving out the dry-hop addition.

Recipe after the pictures.

Row 1: Mash, EKG First Wort Hops, Beginning the First Runnings

Row 2: Final Volume, Bringing to a Boil, Cooling Down

Row 3: Draining to Better Bottle

Recipe (Provided by Beersmith)

India Brown Ale

India Brown Ale
English IPA
Type: All Grain Date: 3/20/2010
Batch Size: 3.00 gal Brewer: Ryan Murphy
Boil Size: 3.75 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Stove Top
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00
Taste Notes:
Ingredients
Amount Item Type % or IBU
4.50 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 73.41 %
0.50 lb Brown Malt (65.0 SRM) Grain 8.16 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 8.16 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt – 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 8.16 %
0.13 lb Pale Chocolate (250.0 SRM) Grain 2.12 %
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [4.50 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 15.2 IBU
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [4.50 %] (20 min) Hops 16.8 IBU
0.50 oz Challenger [7.00 %] (15 min) Hops 10.7 IBU
0.50 oz Challenger [7.00 %] (10 min) Hops 7.8 IBU
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [4.50 %] (5 min) Hops 2.8 IBU
1 Pkgs Dry English Ale (White Labs #WLP007) [Starter 1000 ml] Yeast-Ale
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.053 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.052 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.013 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.21 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.08 %
Bitterness: 53.3 IBU Calories: 231 cal/pint
Est Color: 19.6 SRM
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