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Janets Brown Ale - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
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(Makes 5 gallons) This recipe is from our good friend Mike "Tasty" McDole. He is one of the best homebrewers we know. Mike has won many awards with this beer, and in 2004 it was the National Homebrew Competition gold medal winner for its category.

Mike tells us the most important critique he ever received was from his late wife, Janet. She really loved this brown ale. This was her favorite. Brew this beer and make a toast to the memory of Janet. MoreBeer! will donate a $1 from each kit sale to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Cancer Foundation.

Estimated Original Gravity:1.060-1.065
SRM (Color Range: 20-25
IBU's: 55-65
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 6-6.5%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled unless otherwise requested at the time of purchase.
ABV %6.5
Beer StyleBrown
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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Great recipe
Matthew L on Mar 8, 2018
Great recipe
Matthew L on Mar 8, 2018

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Great Beer
Pay attention to the alpha acid % in the hops. The ones that came with the kit in 2016 would have made the IBU's considerably higher than the original recipe in brewing classic style. It would have been fine as is, but it is easy enough to drop down the amount of hop additions to match the original.
December 19, 2016
The most tasty of brews!
Wow. What an absolutely delicious brew! Very well balanced, great aroma, and fantastic hop profile.

I have brewed around 15 beers in the past year, and this is my favorite--just a delicious, hoppy brown with a really clean malt profile.

Do this one and do it again! One of my favorites....
November 6, 2015
Sure Bet!
I brewed the Janet's Brown kit after taking a few years off of brewing. The kit was easy to use and had good instructions, but more importantly, it turned out great!
May 1, 2014