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Brew Day – Owen’s Oat Brown Ale

Posted by Jeff on August 30, 2010

Well, your poll results showed that you all loved the Oat Brown… and I agreed!  Today was brewday.  Let’s begin with the recipe I devised:


Owen’s Oat Brown Ale

6 Gallons, 65% eff., 60 min. boil
EST OG – 1.052  EST IBU:  24

Transferring and cooling wort to the fermenter.

9.0 lbs – Crisp Maris Otter
1.25 lbs – Flaked Oats
1.0 lb – Brown Malt (65L)
1.0 lb – Victory Malt (25L)
0.5 lb – Crystal 40
0.25 lb – Pale Chocolate Malt (200L)

1.20 oz. – E.K. Goldings (5%AA) – 60 Min.
0.5 oz. – E.K. Goldings (5%AA) – 5 Min.

Yeast: WLP013 London Ale – Ferment at 68F.

Mash: Single infusion at 154F for 60 min


Brew day went well, aside from the heat and humidity.  I hit all the numbers I was supposed to (my OG actually came out to 1.060, so I diluted down to 1.052).  We’ll see how it goes.  During the boil the wort had a nice coffee/light roast aroma to it that I was really liking.  Hopefully that comes out in the final beer.

This is the first recipe I’ve ever really taken a stab at just coming  up with on my own (rather than taking one from the internet or a book).  I’m excited and nervous about it.  Hopefully it doesn’t suck.  And hopefully I get the flavor profile I was aiming for.  I’m thinking I should have had more Pale Chocolate malt and probably dialed back the bittering hops to 1.0 oz.  Then again, I haven’t even tried it yet, so what do I know about what needs changed!

Oh well… in the end, it’s still beer!



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