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Seamus Mild v2

11-A English Brown Ale, Mild

Min OG: 1.030 Max OG: 1.038   
Min IBU: 10 Max IBU: 25   
Min Clr: 12 Max Clr: 25 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
Batch Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 7.75
Anticipated OG: 1.034
Anticipated SRM: 16.0
Anticipated IBU: 22.2
Brewhouse Efficiency: 67%
Wort Boil Time: 90 min

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
71.0 5.50 lbs. Pale Malt (Maris Otter) UK 1.038 4
12.9 1.00 lbs. Crystal 60L UK 1.034 55
12.9 1.00 lbs. Flaked Corn (Maize) USA 1.040 1
3.2 0.25 lbs. Chocolate Malt (Simpson's) UK 1.034 400

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
1.00 oz. Fuggle Pellet 4.50 22.2 90 min

Amount Name Type Time
0.10 Oz Irish Moss Fining 10 Min.(boil)

WYeast 1318 London Ale III
Flocculation: High
Attenuation: 71-75%
Temperature Range: 64-74° F (18-23° C)
Alcohol Tolerance: approximately 10% ABV

English Mild - may have evolved as one of the elements of early porters. In modern terms, the name “mild” refers to the relative lack of hop bitterness (i.e., less hoppy than a pale ale, and not so strong). Originally, the “mildness” may have referred to the fact that this beer was young and did not yet have the moderate sourness that aged batches had. Somewhat rare in England, good versions may still be found in the Midlands around Birmingham.

Best English Mild Ales Ranked by the United States Open Beer Championship

This Top Ten English Mild Ale list is from America's Best and Top Ten and from the results of the 2009 US Open Beer Championship.

1. Bear Ass Brown, Silverton Brewery - Colorado
2. 10W30, Neustadt Springs Brewery - Canada
3. Black Cat, Moorhouse Brewery - England
4. Harvest Gold Pale Ale, Barley Days Brewery - Canada
5. Harbor Lighthouse Ale, Bar Harbor Brewing - Maine
6. Dark Ale, Upper Canada Brewing - Canada
7. Cattail Ale, Lakefront Brewery - Wisconsin
8. Tooheys Old, Tooheys Brewing - Australia
9. Odd Notion, Magic Hat Brewing - Vermont
10. Brawler Pugilist Style Ale, Yards Brewing - Pennsylvania

The Brewers

Brewing Date:  7/1/2010
Head Brewer:   Kevin Cotter
Asst Brewer:    Séamus Cotter