I have slightly altered today's recipe given extra ingredients I had laying around. Just 3/4 of a pound of 2-row addition is all.
- 9.75 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row - US)
- 1.00 lb Chocolate Malt
- 0.50 lb Caramalt (80L)
- 0.25 lb Carapils
- 0.25 lb Special Roast
With a brewhouse efficiency set at 75%, the estimates are as follows.
- 31.3 est. color (SRM)
- 1.062 est. O.G. (style 1.045-1.060)
- 1.016 est. F.G. (style 1.010-1.016)
- 6.03% ABV
In total, Beer Smith calculates this to be a 31.3 on the SRM scale. Fairly dark brown ale. With just a 0.50 lb of the Chocolate malt it would have been much lighter. As this is a Texas style brown, I wanted to go all with the recipe.
The hops really dress up this beer with a nice bittering underneath with a hop aroma and taste.
- 1.0 oz Galena (75 min)
- 0.5 oz Galena (45 min)
- 0.5 oz Willamette (15min)
- 1.0 oz Cascade (0 min)
- 1.0 oz Cascade (Dry Hop)
The Cascade addition in secondary really puts the mark on this beer. This beer was the first beer that I had ever dry hopped and really enjoy the results of the finished product. I am looking forward to a comparable beer this time around and hope that my guests will appreciate this one again.