This recipe is part of Big Brew 2021 on 1 May.
Janet’s Brown Ale has quite the pedigree. Mike “Tasty” McDole took home a medal when this recipe won gold in the Brown Ale category in the US National Homebrew Competition (NHC) in 2004. The award-winning recipe was then featured in Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer’s book, Brewing Classic Styles, as an example of a bigger, hoppier American Brown Ale. In 2009, McDole took gold again at the NHC with an updated recipe that he categorised as Imperial Brown Ale, but this time in the Specialty Beers category. Though Janet’s Brown Ale deviates a bit from the style guidelines for a traditional American Brown Ale, surely you will not be upset by the higher IBUs and ABV after taking a sip!
If you prefer a more sessionable beer, feel free to omit the corn sugar to reduce the ABV from 7.4% to 6.6%.*
We have adjusted the Big Brew recipe slightly to fit with available ingredients.
Batch Size: 19L
Est. ABV: 7.4%
- Pale Malt
- Gladiator Malt
- Crystal Malt (Pale)
- Wheat Malt
- Chocolate Malt
- Chinook Hops
- Cascade Hops
- Centennial Hops
- Yeast, depending on your selection
If you bottle your beer, you may also need Dextrose for priming (not included).