Brown Ale #4 BIAB 07/08/2017
American Brown Ale


Type: All Grain

Date: 7/8/2017

Batch Size: 5.00 gal

Brewer: jomebrew
Boil Size: 7.77 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 30 min Equipment: Pot (18.5 Gal/70 L) - BIAB
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 45.70
Taste Notes: Two subjects consumed bottled sample. no complaints. everyone lived.
Color seems really close but lighter than moose drool Probably due to Pale chocolate malt.

I have been blending with JBA. Makes a rich, toasty fuller body. This is an excellent


Amount Item Type % or IBU
13.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 83.20 %
1.00 lb Chocolate Pale (Crisp) (250.0 SRM) Grain 6.40 %
1.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 6.40 %
0.25 lb Carafa II (412.0 SRM) Grain 1.60 %
0.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -135L (135.0 SRM) Grain 1.60 %
0.13 lb Acid Malt (3.0 SRM) Grain 0.80 %
1.00 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] (30 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 23.3 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (30 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 14.0 IBU
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast-Ale
10.00 ml Clarity Ferm (Primary 0.0 min) Misc


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.052 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.035 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.20 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 3.25 %
Bitterness: 45.0 IBU Calories: 153 cal/pint
Est Color: 31.3 SRM Color:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: BIAB, Full Body Total Grain Weight: 15.63 lb
Sparge Water: 0.65 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.1 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE Mash PH: 5.2 PH

BIAB, Full Body
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
30 min Saccharification Add 35.97 qt of water at 167.1 F 158.0 F

Mash Notes: Brew in a bag method where the full boil volume is mashed within the boil vessel and then the grains are withdrawn at the end of the mash. No active sparging is required. This is a full body beer profile.

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2) Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 11.2 PSI Carbonation Used: My Carbonation Profile
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 40.0 F Age for: 14.0 days
Storage Temperature: 40.0 F  


Brew in a bag
Low Efficiency
Left yeast out in car too long after MoreBeer. Must use cooler.
Forgot Yeast, Clarity Ferm, Hops at home
Heated 7.5G water to ~168f
Mash in at ~163
Cold water ~1/2g to lower.
Mash was around 156-158
8:45 removed grans from Mash and drained. Put bag with grains in a bucket. Poured running into kettle
Unknown kettle volume.
8:50 added all hops to first wort
8:57 Wort gravity was 8 brix at first but fter a few, reading was 10Brix
9:05 boil started
~ forgot whirlfloc
9:35 flameout
9:56 Done. 5G in carboy. ~65f
Gravity was 9 Brix
10:00 kettle cleaned.
Pitched ~10:45. I vial 001 + clarity ferm
10:00PM no apparent activity

8:30 AM activity in blow off. thin foam head.
Measured brix at 7. ~1.024 gravity

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