Recipe of the Week: Victory at all Costs

Differentglasses of stout beerWhat is the aim of this brown ale? Victory! A bold, nutty, biscuity flavor is achieved through a prolific Victory® Malt addition. Brew this five-gallon, all-grain batch now and you can be sharing it with your friends before the autumnal equinox marks the beginning of fall.

Subscribers to Brew Your Own magazine will find this Briess/White Labs tear-out recipe card in the September 2013 issue. Happy homebrewing everyone!

Victory at all Costs

  • Type: Ale
  • Style: Brown Ale
  • Batch Size: 5 gallons
  • Recipe Type: All Grain
  • Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team

Ingredients

  • 9 lbs Briess Pale Ale Malt
  • 1 lb Briess Victory® Malt
  • 1 lb Briess Caramel Malt 60L
  • 4 oz Briess Carabrown® Malt
  • 2 oz Briess Chocolate Malt
  • 1 oz Fuggle (5.0% AA hop) – 60 minute boil
  • 0.5 oz Fuggle (5.0% AA hop) – 10 minute boil
  • 0.75 Liberty (3.5% AA hop) – 10 minute boil
  • 1 vial White Labs WLP011 European Ale Yeast
  • 1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient – 10 minute boil

Procedures

  • Mash grains at 148-152ºF for 45 minutes
  • Heat to 170ºF
  • Lautering
  • Boil with bittering hops for 50 minutes
  • Add second hop addition, boil 10 minutes
  • Cool to 60ºF, oxygenate wort
  • Pitch 1 vial WLP011 European Ale Yeast

Fermentation

  • Primary Fermentation: 2-3 weeks at 60ºF
  • Secondary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 40ºF (optional)
  • Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition with cane sugar or force carbonate

Stats

  • Original Gravity: 1.055
  • Final Gravity: 1.015
  • Alcohol by Weight: 4.3%
  • Alcohol by Volume: 5.3%
  • IBU: 22
  • Color: 26º Lovibond
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