Sunday, March 4, 2007

Mild Brown Ale

A quick brown ale made out of some left over ingredients. Since there's a bunch of slow conditioning lagers taking their sweet old time, I wanted to get in a quick ale. This one was made with my mini-masher (coffee pump carafe). I was expecting to get about 27 gravity points out of it, but the extraction rate was strangely low at 1.019. Some light DME made up the difference (almost 50% of the fermentables).

Mild Brown Ale Recipe:

1 gallon primary and no secondary

Grains:
.43 lb German Vienna Malt
.43 lb Wheat Malt
1.6 oz Crystal 80L
2.5 tsp Chocolate Malt
1.25 tsp Roasted Barley
.4 lb Light DME (dried malt extract)

Hops:
.15 oz. Hallertau pellets, 4.0%, 60min.
2 pellets of Hallertau, 4.0%, 30min.

Yeast:
Muntons dry yeast packet

3 comments:

Eli said...

Can you tell a little more about the coffee carafe mini-masher?

It sounds rather interesting.

Ted Danyluk said...

Hey eli,

I was brainstorming how to do all-grain 1 gallon batches and starters. It occured to me that a coffee pump-carafe would probably work. I happened to find a 2 liter carafe in very good condition at a local resale shop for only 6 bucks. I cleaned it up and attatched a filter onto the end of the down-tube. I think I will write a full post about this project and how it works, and include some photos too. All-in-all, it works pretty darn good. I'm still going through filter modifications. So look for it in the very near future. Thanks for asking.

I like your beer blog. I'll comment about a superb coffee stout. You have to try it if you're ever in the Chicago area.

Eli said...

Thanks for the reply, I'm looking forward to more about your set-up.