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One Hundred Hoppy Brown Ale

Brewed: 09/06/2020   Kegged: 09/18/2020

You may have noticed that most of the pages on this website have a numeric ID. This is because this site has a simple content management system with most of the recipes in a database. The database table that contains these pages has an "identity" primary key, which simply started at 1 and uses the next integer every time I add a recipe.

For example, recipe.aspx?id=1 is Eric's Red Ale. This is the first recipe I entered on this site after programing my content management. Similarly, recipe.aspx?id=2 is Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale. So it goes. My 50th recipe page is Pompously Illegitimate Red Ale. My 75th is Helles in a Hand Bock-sket. Not every one of these pages is a recipe, but most of them are. The beers that I brew more than once each have an archive page, and these also are stored in the same database table.

If you look at the URL, you probably noticed that this recipe is #100.

100 is quite a milestone, and I thought I would name this beer 100 to mark the occasion.

As I first typed this, I had no idea what will be special about this beer. The only thing that is came to mind is that it should have Centennial hops in it. It followed that it should be pretty hoppy. I didn't just want to do an IPA, though.

I thought maybe a black IPA, but I've done those before. Similarly, I've done hoppy "West Coast" Reds. I didn't want to make a Belgium IPA or a White IPA.

Eventually, I decided on a hoppy American Brown Ale like the famous Janet's Brown. I used the famous Brewing Classic Styles as a starting point for my recipe, but changed based on my own preferences and available ingredients. I've never really done a hoppy American Brown, so this is a good excuse to break into that style.

In 2020 ... I brewed this as part of my Colorado Homebrew Six Pack


For more information about this beer, check out Sheppy's Blog: One Hundred.

One Hundred --- Batch 2

Style American Brown Ale Batch Size 6.00 gal
Type All Grain Boil Size   8.23 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency   70.00   Boil Time   60 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.060 SG Estimated FG 1.013 SG
Recipe Bitterness 56.5 IBUs (Rager) Alcohol by Volume 6.3 %
BU : GU   0.937        
Recipe Color 20.7 SRM
Measured OG:   1.060    Measured FG:   1.013 
ADF:   78   Measured ABV:   6.2 


Amt Name Type # %/IBU Volume
7.00 g Chalk (Mash) Water Agent 1 - -
12 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 83.5 % 0.94 gal
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 3 7.0 % 0.08 gal
1 lbs Munich Malt - 30L (30.0 SRM) Grain 4 7.0 % 0.08 gal
4.0 oz Chocolate (Crisp) (630.0 SRM) Grain 5 1.7 % 0.02 gal
2.0 oz Blackprinz (500.0 SRM) Grain 6 0.9 % 0.01 gal
0.500 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [18.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 7 35.9 IBUs -
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 8 - -
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 mins) Other 9 - -
1.000 oz Cascade [5.40 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 10 3.3 IBUs -
1.000 oz Centennial [8.30 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 11 5.0 IBUs -
0.500 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [18.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 12 5.4 IBUs -
1.000 oz Cascade [5.40 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 10.0 min, 194.4 F Hop 13 2.7 IBUs -
1.000 oz Centennial [8.30 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 10.0 min, 194.4 F Hop 14 4.2 IBUs -
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) [50.28 ml] Yeast 15 - -
1.000 oz Centennial [8.30 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 16 0.0 IBUs -

Mash Profile

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 17.97 qt of water at 163.7 F 152.0 F 60 min

Batch sparge with 2 steps (1.35gal, 4.12gal) of 168.0 F water

Recipe Notes
Add 6g of CaCO3 into the strike water to bring up Calcium and help with clarity.
From Denver Water, this puts the water profile at:
Brew as directed from recipe.
Cool wort to as close to 60 degrees as possible.
Ferment at 60 for a day and let rise to mid 60's for the rest of the week. Then let the temperature go where it wants.
Add dry hop in hop sacks for a few days before kegging.
Keg carbonate.

Brewing Record

Brew Date:   Strike Temp:  
Mash Temps:  
Pre-boil OG   (1.050 SG)   Pre-boil Vol   (8.23 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency   Pitch Temp    
Day 1: 
Day ... 
Day ... 

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Brewing Notes:
09/06/2020 esheppy
Brew day went well. OG 1.060 ... Right on.
09/10/2020 esheppy
Tilt says 1.011. 71 degrees. Still lots of kraussen, but not much bubbling. Can smell hop aroma out of airlock. 😋
09/11/2020 esheppy
Tilt says 1.009. Kraussen fallen quite a bit. Fermentation is likely just about done.
09/11/2020 esheppy
Dry hopped into primary.
09/18/2020 esheppy
Kegged. OMG, the sample of this was spectacular. So much piney citrus hop flavor and aroma. FG was right at planned 1.013.
09/19/2020 esheppy
Poured a couple beers. Needs more co2, but such a yummy beer.
09/22/2020 esheppy
Carbonation good now. Love the hop flavor. Go Nuggets.
09/24/2020 esheppy
Such hoppy goodness. Piney. Citrus. Yummy 😋
10/31/2020 esheppy
Keg blew. Great while it lasted. The last glass was still nice and hoppy.
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