(Who-oo-oo-oo is Mr Brown?)
Mr. Brown is a clown who rides through town in a coffin
(Where he be found?)
In the coffin where there is three crows on top and two is laughing
Oh, what a confusion
The theme of the song relates to a rumour that was spreading through Jamaica that a duppy, or ghost, had been spotted in numerous locations speeding through the land on a three-wheeled coffin, perched upon which were three John crows, or buzzards, one of which could talk and was asking for a Mr. Brown.
The very first beer I ever brewed was John Palmer’s Port O’ Palmer which happened to be ready on Halloween so making a dark brew for the fright night has become something of a tradition. You can usually find me playing the theremin on my porch dispensing homebrew to the parents of all the ghosts and ghouls.
With this particular iteration, an un-spiced keg was tapped first. Into the second keg I added an infusion of Bengal Spice tea before force carbonating:
Ingredients: Cinnamon, Roasted Chicory Root, Roasted Carob, Natural Spice and Vanilla flavors with other Natural Flavors, Dates, Ginger Root, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Cloves, and Nutmeg.
Maybe next year I’ll make a beer closer to the BJCP tropical stout guideline.
|Batch Size||Boil Time||IBU||SRM||Est. OG||Est. FG||ABV|
|34 L||60 min||30.6 IBUs||17.9 SRM||1.053||1.011||5.5 %|
|Golden Naked Oats||350 g||3.75|
|Dark Amber Malt (Red Shed)||300 g||3.22|
|Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L||290 g||3.11|
|Roasted Barley||250 g||2.68|
|Chocolate Malt||140 g||1.5|
|Magnum||20 g||60 min||Boil||Pellet||12|
|Pekko||20 g||5 min||Aroma||Pellet||16.8|
|Equinox (HBC 366)||15 g||5 min||Aroma||Pellet||15|
|Safale American (US-05)||DCL/Fermentis||77%||15°C - 23.89°C|
|Mash In||66.67°C||60 min|
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