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Indian Brown Ale Clone
« on: October 16, 2009, 07:18:50 PM »
I am looking for and Dogfish Indian Brown Ale Clone.  I am helping my brother get his equipment together as he is new to homebrewing.
I asked him what he would like to brew 1st.  Indian Brown came up.  Here is what i have so far:
The beer as described by DF is a cross between a IPA, Scotch Ale and an American Brown.
Aromatic Barley, Caramelized Brown sugar, Liberty and Golding's and an ABV at 7.2%
Any ideas for a starting point?
Cheers! :D

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Re: Indian Brown Ale Clone
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2009, 07:49:19 AM »
I found this extract version, supposedly from Sam Calagione.

Never made it myself, but I like DFH Indian Brown Ale. So I may try to find an AG version myself.

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Re: Indian Brown Ale Clone
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2009, 10:49:01 PM »
Thanks for the reply!
We did find the recipe in Sam's book Extreme Brewing!
My brother and i will be brewing that recipe for his maiden brew.
I'll let you know how it turns out.

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Re: Indian Brown Ale Clone
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2011, 03:52:43 PM »
The July/Aug 2011 (new issue) of Zymurgy has the All Grain Clone version:

Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale Clone
Recipe by Amahl Turczyn Scheppach

5.5 US Gallons
Boil Time: 90 min
IBU's 21
SRM: 22
OG: 1.072

12lb Pale Two Row
10oz Amber Malt
10oz Crystal 60L
2oz Roasted Barley
8oz Caramelized or Brown Sugar in boil
0.5oz Warrior Pellet Hops (16%AA) at 60 min
1.0oz Vanguard Pellet Hops (4.5%AA) at 0 min
Ringwood Ale yeast

Mash at 152 degrees for 60 minutes.  Mash out at 168 degrees for 10 minutes.  Ferment at 70 degrees, then condition in secondary at 60 degrees for at least one week. 

**Due to the Ringwood Ale yeast, you will need a diacetyl rest - though the secondary for at least a week should take care of that.


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Re: Indian Brown Ale Clone
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2011, 09:01:45 AM »
Here's mine, from Sam's book, converted to AG.

Recipe: DFH Indian Brown
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Brown Ale
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 5.25 gal     
Boil Size: 6.14 gal
Estimated OG: 1.067 SG
Estimated Color: 25.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 66.1 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amount         Item                                      Type         % or IBU     
10 lbs 10.1 oz Pilsner (2 Row) UK (1.0 SRM)              Grain        81.64 %       
10.1 oz        Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)     Grain        4.84 %       
10.1 oz        Crisp Amber (28.0 SRM)                    Grain        4.84 %       
8.0 oz         Crisp Pale Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM)     Grain        3.84 %       
2.1 oz         Crisp Roasted Barley (500.0 SRM)          Grain        1.00 %       
1.00 oz        Warrior [15.00 %]  (60 min)               Hops         61.6 IBU     
1.00 oz        Vanguard [5.50 %]  (6 min)                Hops         4.5 IBU       
8.0 oz         Brown Sugar, Dark (50.0 SRM)              Sugar        3.84 %       
1 Pkgs         Ringwood Ale (Wyeast Labs #1187) [Starter Yeast-Ale                 

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 12.52 lb
Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time     Name               Description                         Step Temp     
60 min        Mash               Add 15.65 qt of water at 170.1 F    154.0 F