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Mild Ale

Classification: mild ale, all-grain, brown ale

Source: Darryl Richman (, Issue #371, 3/5/90

This is the only beer I can make 10 gallons of on my stove. I mash and boil 5 gallons and then add 5 gallons of cooling water. The Wyeast makes this a beer a bit sweet and rich beyond its gravity. Emphasis is on the malt, with crystal and chocolate bringing up the rear; hops were noticeable, but not in the foreground.



Water was treated with 2 gm each MgSO4, CaSO4, KCl, and CaCO3. Mash grains in 3 gallons of water at 134 degrees. Hold 120-125 degrees for 55 minutes, raise to 157 degrees for 55 minutes. Raise to 172 degrees for 15 minutes. Sparge with 5-3/4 gallons water. Boil 15 minutes. Add bittering hops. Boil 55 minutes. Add finishing hops and boil 5 more minutes. Chill and pitch with Sierra Nevada or Wyeast Northern Whiteshield yeast. Ferment and bottle or keg.