Made a batch of my homebrew ale yesterday. Falls into a Scottish brown ale category sort of… I use continental hops…
Makes 11 gallons
16 pounds of Golden Promise malt (base malt, sweet/malty backbone)
3.5 pounds of Victory Malt (Biscuit malt, adds a bready note and body)
.75 pounds of British extra dark crystal(160L) malt (caramel malt, color and a roasted grain/coffee note)
Mash in 7.5 gallons of water at 162 degrees(rests at 154 after mixed in) for 60 minutes
Sparge with 8 gallons of 170 degree water until desired boil volume is reached(this can vary with your equipment and setup)
Boil 60 minutes. First hops at 60 minutes are 2 oz Perle, at 5 minutes left add 2 oz Hallertau
Cool to 65-75 degree pitching temp, drain to fermenters, and add Nottingham Ale yeast. One packet per 5.5 gallon fermenter.
Ferment 10-14 days then bottle or keg. I keg now.
The brew rig
The keg fridge taps(hey it is gun related!)
And the beer