Sometimes you have leftover ingredients, you make the best of it. You brew a Brown Ale. Here’s the video where Mike took a literal mixed bag of grain and made the best of it.

Mike’s Leftover Ingredient Dilemna

For his Jar of Destiny brew, the British Strong Ale, he ordered base and specialty grains but they all came in one bag. As we all know, part of this hobby is to problem solve. So, he measured out what needed for the Jar of Destiny brew and then had leftover mixed grain for another beer.

This beer.

Check out this recipe for a Session Brown Ale.

Session Brown Ale Recipe

Batch Size: 6.5 US gallon (post boil)


7 pounds (3.15 kg) of Maris Otter pale malt
0.5 pounds (225 g) of Amber malt
0.5 pounds (225 g) of Double Roasted Crystal malt
0.75 pounds (338g) of Pale Chocolate malt (220 °L)
1 ounce (28 g) of Challenger hops (7.5% AA) – added with 60 minutes to go in the boil
Yeast: Lallemand LalBrew Windsor Ale Yeast

Our Tasting Notes

I thought this beer had a strong toffee note. Mike said that it may have been too strong. It was a really enjoyable beer. It probably would really good in the Fall months. It would go well with smoked brisket or other BBQ food.