Janet's Brown Ale Extract Recipe Kit - Big Brew 2021

  • Janet's Brown Ale Extract Recipe Kit - Big Brew 2021
Janet's Brown Ale Extract Recipe Kit - Big Brew 2021 Big Brew May 1, 2021, Janet's Brown Ale brought to you by BSG Handcraft and Lallemand Brewing

Janet's Brown Ale Extract Recipe Kit - Big Brew 2021

SKU B11820



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Janet’s Brown Ale – Big Brew 2021

Janet’s Brown Ale has quite the pedigree. Mike “Tasty” McDole took home a medal when this recipe won gold in the Brown Ale category in the National Homebrew Competition (NHC) in 2004. The award-winning recipe was then featured in Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer’s book, Brewing Classic Styles, as an example of a bigger, hoppier American Brown Ale. In 2009, McDole took gold again at the NHC with an updated recipe that he categorized as Imperial Brown Ale, but this time in the Specialty Beers category. Though Janet’s Brown Ale deviates a bit from the style guidelines for a traditional American Brown Ale, surely you will not be upset by the higher IBUs and ABV after taking a sip!

Brewing Notes:

  • Style: Imperial Brown Ale
  • Original Gravity: 1.074
  • SRM: 20
  • IBU: 38
  • ABV: 7.4%

More about Big Brew 2021 Official Recipes:

In participation with BSG and Lallemand, we’ve made joining in on the day even easier by compiling all the ingredients together into two kits for you - available now until Big Brew 2021. Please Note: Because of this partnership with BSG in offering the 2021 Big Brew recipes you may notice some of the amounts are what we will call “a bit odd” compared to a traditional Northern Brewer recipe kit. In sticking true to the recipes, we HIGHLY recommend purchasing a Brewing Scale along with your Big Brew Recipes. You will need to weigh out some of the ingredients. No scale? While we do encourage and recommend having a brewing scale don’t forget the homebrew mantra - “Relax, Don’t Worry, Have a Homebrew.”


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Additional Information



Beer Color Dark
Original Gravity


Total Time to Make 6 weeks
Regional Style USA
Alcohol Content Medium
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style Imperial Brown Ale, Specialty Beer
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

About AHA Big Brew:

In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate homebrewing around the world. Now in its 24th year, the event serves as an opportunity for new and expert-level homebrewers to get together in their shared hobby. Held on the first Saturday in May, Big Brew Day is an opportunity to fire up the burners and raise a glass to homebrewing. In 2020, the AHA estimated that over 4,600 people homebrewed in honor of Big Brew in over 60 countries, and in all US states.

Head over to the AHA website today and join homebrewers across the world this year pledging to brew!

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