Moose Drool Beer Recipe Clone

Brown ales are really good beers to drink year round, they are some of my favorites.  This recipe got pretty big because of home brew shops using this recipe for beginners.  It’s a solid brown ale.  The thing that is so great about browns ales as I’ve said many times before is, that most people like them.  They are not too dark, not too light.  In general most people have tasted them as well, so they can compare it to something.  It’s a  middle of the road beer.  Generally you won’t find too many home brewers saying that there favorite beer is a brown ale, but at the same token you won’t find to many home brewers saying that they hate them either.  It’s kinda like a wallflower beer, most people forget that you can even make them.

Brown ale’s are pretty forgivable, meaning they can hide mistakes. So if you are giving a go at all-grain brewing – this style of beer is really good to start with.   This particular brown has a strong malt flavor with a nice hop balance.  Since there are quite a few hop additions to the beer, it has a full hop profile.  From the time that you lift the glass to your nose to the last drop that rolls off your tongue you will have a bit of hoppyness.  Keep in mind these are low alpha acid hops so it’s not going to be anything like an IPA sitting at only 21 IBU’s.  Also with the Malto Dextrin added to the recipe it really gives a bit more mouth-feel.  If you wanted to do this one all-grain you could use 2-row Brewers malt and it would taste just fine.  Conversion Chart.





1 lb 60L Crystal Malt

4 oz Chocolate Malt

1.5 oz Black Malt

7 lbs Golden Light LME

4 oz Malto Dextrin

1 oz East Kent Goldings (60 minutes)

1/4 oz Liberty Hops (15 minutes)

1/4 oz Willamette (5 minutes)

1/4 oz Liberty (1 minute)

WLP 005 or Saf – 04



OG: 1.056

FG: 1.014

IBU: 21

SRM: 48

ABV: 5.3%





  • Heat 2.5 gallons of water to 150
  • Steep grains for 30 minutes
  • Take grains out
  • Add malt extract and malto dextrin
  • Bring to boil
  • Add 1 oz EKG hops
  • Boil for 45 minutes
  • Add 1/4 oz Liberty
  • boil for 10 minutes
  • Add 1/4 oz Willamette
  • Boil for 4 minutes
  • Add 1/4 oz Liberty hops
  • Boil for 1 minute
  • End boil
  • Cool down, put in fermenter, fill up 5 gallons pitch yeast
  • Ferment for 2 weeks
  • Bottle with 3.4 cup of corn sugar
  • Let it sit in bottles for 3 weeks


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Newcastle Brown Ale Clone

Brown Ales are great beers for when you get off work and you want to pop something open.  This recipe is very much like Newcastle, I stumbled upon this one years ago and it has pretty much stayed true to the original recipe that I made.  If you are just getting into brewing your own beer, Brown Ale’s are great beers to start off with.  They are simple in flavor as well as ease of making, and most people have tried one before so you can usually calibrate if it’s actually good or not.  What I personally like about Brown Ales are that they not a polarizing beer.  Most people that enjoy beer can appreciate a brown ale.  Brown Ales are a British style beer, it has a nutty flavor to it with a little fruity ester to it as well.  If you are an all-grain brewer, use M.O for your base malt. Conversion is here.


2 oz 60L

2 oz Chocolate Malt

1 oz Black Pat

5.75 lbs Light DME

.67 oz Target Hops (6.5 AAU 60min)

.5 oz Kent Goldings (3.35 AAU 15min)

WLP 005 or Safale 04


OG: 1.050

FG: 1.012

IBU: 26

SRM: 23

ABV: 4.7

Yield: 5 Gallons

Boil: 60 min


  • Heat 2.5 gallons of water up to 150 degrees
  • Steep grains for 30min
  • Take out grains
  • Add malt extract in pot, bring to boil
  • In the beginning of the boil add target hops
  • Boil for 45 min
  • Add kent golding hops
  • Boil for 15 min
  • End boil
  • Cool down, fill up to 5 gallons, pitch yeast
  • Let ferment for 7 days
  • Use 1.25 cups of DME or 3/4 cup of corn sugar for priming
  • Let sit in bottles for 3 weeks before you drink.



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Football Season – Brown Ale

When football season comes out I go all out for brewing.  But since there are so many people that drink my beer when it comes to it, I like to go simple.  My crazy beers have a special place in my heart and I will always hold them close, but I don’t think my friends that like commerical beer have the same appreciation for them.   So in general simple is better.

This recipe is a pretty easy recipe, not to many bells or whistles to it.  It is the type of beer that pairs well with just about any football food and in general is just an easy beer to drink.  If you are looking for all-grain go with M.O as the substitute.

Football Brown Ale

1.5 lbs Crystal 60L

2 oz Roasted Barley

5 lbs Liquid Light LME

.5 oz Styrian Goldings (60min)

.5 oz Styrian Goldings (15min)

.5 oz Cascade (3 min)

WLP 013 or Windser dry yeast

OG: 1.042

FG: 1.013

SRM : 17

IBU: 18.7

ABV: 3.9%


  • Steep grains at 150 for 30 min in 2.5 gallons of water
  • Take grains out, don’t ring the bag
  • Add LME to pot
  • Bring to a boil
  • Add .5 oz Styrian Goldings in beginning of boil
  • Boil for 45 min
  • Add .5 oz Styrian Goldings
  • Boil for 12 min
  • Add .5 oz Cascade hops
  • Boil for 3 min
  • End boil, cool down, put in fermenter, pitch yeast

Primary for about 7 days

Bottle for 14-21 days


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