Poker Night English Brown Ale

Poker Night English Brown Ale

Measure your sugar, kids. Or you’ll end up with this sad looking Brown Ale.

Beer Type

English Brown

Ingredients

Size: 2.5 gallon batch
Grains

  • 1 1/2 lb Maris Otter
  • 1/2 lb 50-60L Crystal
  • 1/4 lb English Brown
  • 1/4 Flaked Barley

Hops: 1 oz Kent Golding

Yeast: Dry Windsor

Beer Making Process

45 minutes @ 155F

Boiling Hops (at beginning of boil)

  • 1/2 oz Kent Golding

Finishing Hops (last 15 minutes)

  • 1/2 oz Kent Golding

Gravity

OG: 1.052
FG: 1.019

5 weeks in primary. 2 weeks in bottle. 1 week in fridge.

Tasting Notes:

I think the 5 weeks in the primary made a big difference. It was delicious. Every bottle I gave out was gone before I could pop another. The only issue was carbonation. I think I slightly under-carbed and there wasn’t a significant head on the beer. The picture above is the last of the bunch which I suspect I didn’t mix and/or add enough carbonating sugar.

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