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Imperial Brown Ale

Grains:

12 lbs Pale Malt
2 lbs Aromatic Malt
0.5 lbs Crystal Malt (20 SRM)
0.5 lbs Crystal Malt (80 SRM)
0.5 lbs Crystal Malt (120 SRM)
0.13 lbs Roasted Barley (600 SRM)

Hops:
1 oz Northern Brewer Whole Leaf 12.4%AA (60 minutes)
1 oz Northern Brewer Whole Leaf 12.4%AA (20 minutes)

Yeast: English Special Bitter (Wyeast 1768)

Misc:
1 tab Whirlfloc (15 Minutes)
0.5 tsp Yeast Nutrient (10 Minutes)

Mash Steps:

Strike – 154 degrees for 60 minutes (19.54 quarts)
Batch sparge at 170 degrees (12.50 quarts)

Fermentation Temperature: 66 F

Notes:
OG is light. Was shooting for 1.072. Wort tastes good, though. Not sure this will end up being an Imperial. We’ll see.

Original Gravity: 1.062
Final Gravity: 1.12
ABV: 6.6%

Brewed: December 14, 2013

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