Mish Mash Ale

02 Aug

DSCN8361I’m not sure why it’s taken so long to use the remaining malts I still had, in a brew. I hate to say it but I kind of forgot about them. I only had a few ounces of each so I thought I’d throw them all into one brew and call it a brown ale. The resulting beer is fantastic. It has a very toasty character and a strong hop bitterness. It’s not a subtle beer, it’s got a lot of flavour but it’s slightly tempered by the soft foam which lingers on top. The base malt and the dark caramel are store bought but the rest of the malts used are mine. I included this beer in this blog to show that growing and making your own specialty malts is well worth the effort and may be a more realistic option for most people with limited garden space, including myself! I had planned to make only specialty malts out of my barley this year but a challenge has been made – to make an authentic diastatic brown malt and to use this malt to make an 18th century porter. More on this later.

Here’s the recipe:

  • 9 lbs Golden Promise (store bought)
  • 14 oz Light caramel
  • 3 oz medium caramel
  • 6.3 oz 120L caramel (store bought)
  • 6.7 oz Chocolate malt
  • 2 oz Roasted barley
  • 2.2 oz Brown malt
  • 6 oz Aromatic
  • Hops:
  • 1 oz B.C. Goldings from my garden 60 min
  • .5 oz Centennial (store bought) 20 min
  • 1 oz Centennial 5 min
  • Yeast: White Labs London Ale
  • O.G. 1.062 F.G. 1.019

Posted by on August 2, 2013 in The beers


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5 responses to “Mish Mash Ale

  1. A Elliott

    August 12, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Your description has my mouth watering. I’m ready to head home for a pint, but alas it is still a bit too early.

    • jfdyment

      August 15, 2013 at 3:20 am

      Ha Ha, it’s never too early my friend!

  2. Beer stuff

    August 20, 2013 at 3:27 am

    I don’t know if its just the picture, but I really like the color, looks great!

  3. Michael seeliger

    June 16, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Found your beer at golden boy. Enjoying very much!

    • jfdyment

      June 16, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      Thanks! More posts coming soon.


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