Elk Spit Brown Ale

Brewed 10/27/13
Kegged 11/23/13

A variation of a clone of Moose Drool. This is Norther Brewer's "Caribou Slobber" recipe.

I gotta say, we totally NAILED the color. It's brown. The flavor is fairly neutral; not much nuance or complexity, but certainly not offensive. Christy says she likes it, so that makes it OK in my book.

Gravities:

Original: 1.050
Transfer: 1.008
Final: 1.006
5.78% ABV How is this calculated?

Ingredients:

9.00 lbs 2-row malt
0.75 lbs Caramel (60)
0.50 lbs Caramel (80)
0.25 lbs Chocolate Malt
0.125 lbs English Black Malt
1 oz Goldings hop pellets (7.2%) @ 60 min
1 oz Fuggles hop pellets (5.7%) @ 30 min
1 oz Willamette hop pellets (5.3%) @ 15 min
1 pouch WYeast 1332 (Northwest Ale) yeast
1/2 tablet Whirfloc

Directions:

Mash grains in 3.5 gallons water at 150 for 30 minutes.
Sparge to collect 5 gallons.
Bring to a boil and add 1 oz Goldings hops.
After 30 minutes, add 1 oz Fuggles hops.
Boil an additional 15 minutes, then add Willamette hops and Whirfloc.
Cool to 80 and pitch yeast. Ferment at 70 for 2 weeks.
Transfer to secondary and let settle for 2 additional weeks before kegging.

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