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- Oh you made another brown ale? Let me guess: Goldings, Liberty, Willamette, a little chocolate malt, some dark crystal, blah blah blah. Get down with something new. Toasty oats, cinnamon, raisiny malt, what of it? Remember when you brewed like a homebrewer? Thumb firmly planted on nose when it came to the concept of “style" - that's how a homebrewer brews.
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Beer Kit Yield 3 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Oatmeal Cookie Brown Ale BIAB All Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1066 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 4.9 / 5.020 ReviewsThis was my very first all-grain brew of any typeI started off with a 22 quart pot, and since this was my first time doing an all grain brew - I didn't entirely know what I was going to be in for. I filled the pot pretty much all the way to the rim once I had my bag of grains in. But that was okay because I still had an inch or two from the rim.
I ended up doing a sparge to get myself up to the right level of wort. And that was somewhat messy because once again, this was my first time and I wasn't entirely prepared for what goes where and how messy will it be. I did my boil, I added my Hops at their scheduled times, I didn't even come close to a boil over. I suppose it might be the type of beer? So then I sanitized everything else, ran a garden hose inside the house through the kitchen window, and used my wort chiller too cool everything off.
Fast forward 3 and a half weeks, and I ended up bottling today. I actually used a primary for 10 days and then a secondary for 12 days. There was a pretty good amount of trub in the bottom of my primary, so I'm glad I did a secondary. Anyway, as probably most of us do, I drank a premature bottle to taste everything - and let me tell you this is the best thing ever. I was a little bit impressed by my first few extract kits, but this is the Lamborghini of brewing. I'm not sure that I will ever use extract again unless it's some kind of Clone or something that is hard to reproduce. I now own a 40 quart kettle and a propane burner. Now it won't take me 45 minutes to boil water on my stove. Plus it does kind of smell the house up, but I think it smells good.
PS - I'm going to keg the next one so that I can carbonate it faster, and not worry about a million glass bottles and caps. Also as a side note, for some reason I thought this would come with the actual bag, but it does not. No big deal they are cheap.February 7, 2018Purchased
1 month agoWOW!Brewed today and if the finished product tastes as good as the wort did going to the fermenter... It's gonna be phenomenal!! Mashed and Boiled per the directions. Put 1/2 a stick of included cinnamon in with 3 minutes remaining in the boil and included a whole stick at flame out (per the directions). The original gravity came out at 1.086, which is higher than the stated 1.066. I had to add a quart of water because the final amount of wort was a little less that 3 gallons. The addition of the water brought the original gravity to 1.076. Will update when the final product in flowing from the tap handle.November 22, 2017Purchased
10 months agoWell worth the waitforced carbed this a few days ago, AMAZING! reminds me of Clown Shoes Brown Angel. I added a little vanilla and could not be happier in the results. I'll be brewing this again soon.October 5, 2016Taste Amazing!It is fermenting now and if it taste as good after then this will be a repeated brew for sure.September 12, 2016oatmeal cookie brown alei"m always a little nervous to try new kits for some reason but don"t worry about this one it"s great i just loved this brown ale tasted way better than i would have ever thought like i said don"t worry about this one buy it you wont regret it !!!!!!May 27, 2016oatmeal brown cookie alethis turned out way better than expected its a nice brown ale imo. fermented for 10 days i rushed it had to go out of town but i bottled it and left it for only 2 weeks or so and its good i will brew it again when i can. soon as i brew everything else in the world that i want to tryMay 3, 2016Great beerI don't really get the oatmeal cookie but this is a fine beerOctober 12, 2015Turned out great!Drinking one of these right now. Simply delicious. Wonderfully complex malt profile. One thing to keep in mind, I didn't really pick up any cinnamon from the single stick addition at flame out. I would recommennd adding more than a single cinnamon stick if you want those flavors. Honestly, it's an awesome beer even with out the cinnamon notes.April 3, 2015Frickin AwesomeFirst All Grain. Turned out great. I like the final product as much as I like Avery's Ellie's Brown Dog Ale and Cigar City's Maduro Brown. I used Wyeast's American Ale II yeast and it was magic. I want to impress my friends with it but I also want to drink it all. What a dilemma. Thanks NB!!!June 12, 2014Great first time BIAB experience!This was my first step into all-grain brewing, and BIAB, after several 5 and 1 gallon extract brews. Just had my first "official" taste after two weeks of bottle conditioning, and loved it! A little skeptical at first, as early on it seemed to look cloudy, and maybe a little flat tasting (yes, I tried it a week early!). But this is one brew that definitely benefits from a little longer in the bottle, at least for my tastes. I think in another week or two it will be fantastic, but first try at two weeks: clearer than I thought it would be, minimum carbonation, but nice subtle hops finish, with a raisiny/cinnamon aroma and taste, though not strong at all. Very drinkable, and an excellent starter for all grain!May 7, 2014
- Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 9 answersIs there a reason you guys dont sell any of these kits for 5 gallon batches? I just ordered this kit but I'd of much prefered to been able to order it to make 5 gallons. Thanks for the excellent products.Just realized I was only supposed to add 1 Cinnamon Stick and not the whole bag, is this going to ruin the finished product?BEST ANSWER: "ruined" might be a strong word, but you will have plenty of cinnamon flavor in your beer. We would suggest trying to get the extra sticks out of the beer as soon as possible to keep that cinnamon flavor to a balanced level.What is the difference between the two yeast options?BEST ANSWER: It looks to be about $5.00. Kidding. :) I don't have my notes with me, but I think I've only used liquid yeast, which produces a truly enjoyable brew.Can I use 5 gallon carboy to ferment?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can use a 5 gallon carboy to ferment the BIAB kits.Would a 5gal kettle be pushing it to make this brew? I see it calls for a 7galBEST ANSWER: Not enough room for the water and the grain in that kettle. WE recommend a 8 gallon kettle or larger. Cheers!