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2018 Brew Dudes Community Brew Recipe

If you been following this blog and watching our YouTube videos, you know that we announced our 2018 community brew!

We put out three choices of beer styles for the community brew and we let you choose one of them.

You voted and we noted.

The winner is: British Brown Ale!

The 2018 Community Brew Recipe

This Brown Ale is inspired by Northern English Brown recipes. It is a little richer, a little darker, and a touch more robust than a classic Newcastle Brown Ale.

We formulated this all grain recipe for a 5 gallon batch. We added percentages for other batch sizes.

11 pounds of Golden Promise Malt – 2°L (89% of bill)
5oz Chocolate Malt – 450°L* (3% of bill)
8oz Med Crystal Malt – 55°L (4% of bill)
8oz Special Roast – 50°L (4% of bill)

*See video for notes on Chocolate Malt.


1.5 ounces of East Kent Goldings hops – 5% AA (added with 60 minutes left in the boil)
1.0 ounce of East Kent Goldings hops – 5% AA (added with 10 minutes left in the boil)


Wyeast 1968 – London ESB or similar strain


Mash at 152° F for 60 minutes. Collect enough wort for 6.5 gallons at end of boil.

Predicted Outcomes

Calculated bases on a 70% Mash Efficiency
Original Gravity: 1.049
Final Gravity: 1.014
IBUs: 30
Color: 16.3° SRM
ABV (depending on attenuation): 4.6%

Notes on Water

Water Profile should favor 2:1 or 1.5:1. Chloride to Sulfate ratio.
We aren’t providing specifics in terms of measurements since it is system and process dependent for grams added of each salt.

That’s the recipe for our Brew Dudes Brown Ale. We will follow up next week with the scheduled brew day and instructions on how to be a part of the swap.



Brew Dudes Community Brew 2018


2018 Community Brew Swap Details

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