Batch 16: English Brown Ale
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Primary Secondary Keg
1.058 1.009 6.4 % 75 % 10 days 21 days 14 days


rewed on Saturday, April 9th, 2005
The only thing different between this batch and the last one is that I'm reusing the White Labs Brittish Ale yeast from the primary fermeter. I racked the previous batch to secondary then added the 2 gallons of plain preboiled top up water and continued as normal. The lag time was the shortest I've ever seen and was very active in less than 12 hours. I still don't have a longer wine thief so I ran into the same problem and couldn't take an original gravity reading. Higher mash temperature may have resulted in better efficiency for this batch.

Partial Mash
5.00 gal Batch Size
3.53 gal Boil Size


Amount Item Price
3.50 lb Light Liquid Malt Extract (8 L) $5.25
5.00 lb Briess 2-row Pale Malt (2 L) $4.75
0.75 lb Briess Caramel Malt (80 L) $0.86
0.25 lb Briess Chocolate Malt (375 L) $0.34
0.50 lb Light Brown Sugar (8 L) $0.50
1.00 oz Fuggles Hops (4.40 %) at 60 min $0.95
1.00 oz East Kent Goldings Hops (5.60 %) at 10 min $0.95
1.00 tsp Irish Moss at 30.0 min $0.10
1 pkgs Reuse White Labs British Ale (WLP005) $0.00


Time Step
6:00 PM Sanitized equipment
6:35 PM Heated 2.25 gal strike water to 173 F, preheated mash tun
7:00 PM Doughed in at 165 F, mashed at 154 F
  Heated 2.25 gal sparge water to 183 F, preheated hot liquor tank
8:00 PM Lautered 3.5 gal of wort, 1.032 @ 133 F = 1.046 SG, 75% Mash Efficiency
9:00 PM Boiled, added hops on schedule
10:00 PM Cooled to 68 F
  Fermented for 10 days, no OG measurement (Estimate: 1.056 OG)
11:00 PM Cleaned equipment


acked to Secondary on Tuesday, April 19th, 2005
After fermenting in the primary for 10 days at 60 F the English Brown Ale was racked into the secondary fermentor. A new 5-gallon carboy was used since now I have two batches in secondary.


egged on Tuesday, May 10th, 2005
After fermenting in the secondary for 21 days at 62 F the English Brown Ale was kegged in a 5-gallon Cornelius keg. This is the first time I've ever used a 5-gallon keg for serving because I never had the fridge space. Now I have a new Sanyo 1490M refrigerator that will easily fit two 5-gallon kegs and a 5-lb CO2 tank. I plan on adding a dual draft tower soon and converting it into a sweet kegerator.


asted on Tuesday, May 24th, 2005
I really can't tell much difference between this batch and the last one although there may be a cleaner taste because it was fermented with a larger yeast population.