Batch #001 - Nut Brown Ale - True Brew

Recipe: True Brew Nut Brown Ale
Style: 11C-English Brown Ale-Northern English Brown Ale

Recipe Overview
Wort Volume Before Boil: 1.50 US gals
Wort Volume After Boil: 1.00 US gals
Volume Transferred: 1.00 US gals
Water Added: 4.00 US gals
Volume At Pitching: 5.00 US gals
Final Batch Volume: 4.50 US gals
Expected Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.010 SG
Expected OG: 1.059 SG
Expected FG: 1.010 SG
Expected ABV: 6.5 %
Expected ABW: 5.1 %
Expected IBU (using Tinseth): 0.2
Expected Color: 17.0 SRM
Apparent Attenuation: 82.4 %
Mash Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Duration: 60.0 mins
Fermentation Temperature: 64 degF

US Chocolate Malt 0.20 lb (2.9 %) In Mash/Steeped
US Caramel 90L Malt 0.20 lb (2.9 %) In Mash/Steeped
US Roasted Barley 0.20 lb (2.9 %) In Mash/Steeped
Extract - Light Dried Malt Extract 3.30 lb (47.8 %) Start Of Boil
Sugar - Demerara 1.00 lb (14.5 %) Start Of Boil
Extract - Sparkling Amber Dried Extract 1.00 lb (14.5 %) Start Of Boil
Extract - Light Dried Malt Extract 1.00 lb (14.5 %) Start Of Boil

UK Fuggle (4.5 % alpha) 1.00 oz Bagged Pellet Hops used 1 Min From End

Other Ingredients

Yeast: Danstar-Nottingham

Mash Schedule
Mash Type: Extract with Steeped Grains
Schedule Name: No Chosen Schedule

Recipe Notes

After initially pitching the yeast, it was found that the yeast was dead. After 45 hours of no activity, I visited Hennessy Home Brew again where the guy behind the counter gave me an 11g packet of Nottingham yeast. After pitching this, the wort started fermentation in almost 2 hours. I was concerned that too much contact with the air would spoil the beer. However, I was delighted to find that during bottling, the sample produced the quality I expected, with a rich malty flavor, a mild hop aroma, and a great nutty finish. I utilized a two stage fermentation which involved transferring the beer from the primary plastic fermentor into my glass carboy. Through each transfer, some beer was left behind, in an attempt to separate out all of the settled yeast and other inactive ingredients. I was able to produce 41 bottles out of this batch.