Brown Bourrrrrrrbon Cask AleBatch Size:5.5 gal.
Brewed By: Diggers Fox Island BrewingEfficiency:60%
Malt NameWt. (lbs.)% of Mash
Pale Malt 2-Row (Briess)1370.3
Crystal (60L)2.513.5
Aromatic Malt.52.7
Crystal (90L).52.7
Total Weight18.50
Mash & Sparge Water info.
Strike Temp.Mash In GallonsSparge GallonsSparge Temp.
170.7F5.3 gal.3.4 gal.170F
Hop VarietyAlpha Acid %Amt. (oz.)Boil (min.)Hop IBU
Cluster - Pellet70.5309.3
Cluster - Pellet71.51013.2
Nugget - Whole13158.2
Beer Stats
Estimated Beer ColorSGABV(%)AA(%)Balance Value (BV)
21 SRM1.0727.780.61.00
FGIBUCaloriesTarget BV
(per 16 oz. Pint)
Target Beer Style Info. & Typical Ingredients
American Brown Ale

SG Range: 1.045 to 1.060
FG Range: 1.010 to 1.016
IBU Range: 20 to 40+
SRM Range: 18 to 35
Well-modified pale malt, either American or Continental, plus crystal and darker malts should complete the malt bill. American hops are typical, but UK or noble hops can also be used. Moderate carbonate water would appropriately balance the dark malt acidity.
This information is derived from the BJCP Style Guidelines, 2008 edition, with permission of the copyright owner, Beer Judge Certification Program, Inc. The most current version of the full guidelines can be found on the BJCP website,
Session Notes
Yeast Strain(s) Used: American 1056
Fermentaion Temp: 68F
Add into the secondary fermentor- medium toast american oak cubes (3 oz) that have been soaked in bourbon for one week (during Primary fermentation)along with the 3 vanilla beans that have been split length wise. leave in secondary for 4-6 weeks. At 3 weeks start to taste every week or so until the flavor is where you want it (if you aren't there after 5 weeks, and more beans and/or some bourbon).