Make this batch of brew and you’ll be lucky if friends and family leave any of it for you! If you’re looking to brew a smooth brown ale, look no farther as this Nut Brown is pleasant and mild with a hint of brown sugar. This one earned a 5-star rating from our customers and is liked both by those who drink mainly dark beers and those who prefer commercial lighter beers. If your taste leans towards pleasant and mild without a lot of hops, this recipe should be in your home brewing rotation.
- Amber color with a creamy head
- Smooth sweet flavor with a hint of brown sugar, low in hoppiness
- Ingredients include: 6 lbs. Amber liquid malt extract, 1 lb. Dark brown sugar, 12 oz. Carapils®, 4 oz. Chocolate specialty grains, 1 oz. Willamette, 1 oz. Fuggle pellet hops, yeast, priming sugar and a muslin bag
- Amber color with a creamy head
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4.8 / 5.061 ReviewsEven better the second time aroundSo many friends loved this the first time I brewed it, I decided it would be the best recipe to try with my first kegging attempt. I added a pint of maple syrup at the last 8 minutes of boil and the results were amazing! The keg didn't last long and friends could not believe I made this beer. On a side note, I will never bottle a full batch again. Kegging is the only way to go!!January 12, 2011ExcellentThis turned out great. It was my first time with a recipe kit, and it's fantastic. I'm so happy that I'm going to print out a few labels of this "Minnehaha Mud" for some friends.March 6, 2010Great Beer!This was my first home brew, and it was great. Family and friends loved it so much that they did not leave enough for me. Will be brewing again.March 11, 2010Mild if you waiteI was not a big fan of this brew. I had to let it mellow 8 weeks before it tasted better. I give it a 5 out of a 10. Will not buy it again. That's just me.March 13, 2010Great BeerThis was my first batch of home brew, and it turned out better than I had expected. My friends and family drank most of it leaving little for me. Will definitely brew this again.April 3, 2010O.K. but not greatThis was my second extract kit. I was looking forward to this after reading all of the positive reviews. I don't know what was different this time around, but the final product has been very hit and miss. I left in the primary for 1 week and 2 weeks in secondary. My gravities were right on the money. Color was excellent, but almost zero head retention after bottle conditioning for 3 weeks. It looked like beer soda. I gave some bottles to friends who were disappointed with the result. It has now been about 8 weeks in bottles and the beer is just now becomming drinkable and more head retention. The one thing I learned from this beer is how much I like malt and how this beer didn't have enough mouth feel for me. I would like to brew this again using all grain and some dry malt extract. I'm sure with so many positive reviews that perhaps I missed the mark somewhere.April 12, 2010absolutely wonderfulI ordered a smooth brown ale and I brewed a smooth brown ale. everyone who had it loved it. most were not homebrew drinkers some were not beer drinkers. _x000D_never have I been disappointed with a extract kit from midwest. _x000D_This will be in the rotation for sure.April 24, 2010Best Nut Brown in a BoxI picked this up in March at your new Warehouse and just tapped a Corny Keg...what a delight. This is by far the smoothest tasting/finishing nut brown I have ever made or purchased ...I was biased to Rowlands Calumet Fat Man Nut Brown Ale, but I have matched and exceeded that with this kit. Very clean, great color, great everything.June 8, 2010Good BeerI am really enjoying this beer, don't know if it is the beer, or just that this is the first beer that I kegged. I added one pound of amber DME at the start of the boil to add just a little more body and favor. It was in my primary for 1 week, and in the carboy for almost two weeks. It turned out very well and have received a lot of complements. A great kit beer.December 18, 2010Excellent productSmooth, nutty, and brown: just as advertised. This batch is going fast! I always use dry yeast and upgraded to Fermentis Safale for this one. Two weeks in the primary and three weeks of bottle conditioning and, as always, starting with some of the cleanest, coldest water in Tennessee.December 22, 2010
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