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Old 10-26-2007, 04:15 AM   #11
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What does the brown sugar do opposed to corn sugar?
What taste does molasses impart?
Do either really do anything but up the abv?

Brown Sugar- caramel flavor

Molasses- roasty sweetness (burnt Caramel)

Depends on how complex your palat is, if you don't really care for light notes and flavors found deep into tasting then, sure toss corn sugar, I don't see why that wouldn't work
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:12 PM   #12
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I'm working on making a stout much like the one you've done here, but I'm still new to recipe brewing.

I'm looking down your list and have a question: Did you use the brown sugar and molasses for priming at bottling or did you put it in at boil?

Did I see that you had kegged or bottled the batch--if you kegged would I need more than that amount?

Thanks for any help you can offer--this sounds like a very fine stout and I'm looking forward to trying it.

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Old 11-03-2007, 03:32 PM   #13
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THANKS! this recipe looks delicious. Would I be getting a regular RIS without the coffee? I don't know what I'd want.... But I Think I might make this, it looks too tasty to pass up and you were even nice enough to make an extract version.

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Old 11-06-2007, 04:41 PM   #14
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I just brewed a batch of this. Took a sample after primary and tastes like it's got great potential and I haven't even dumped the coffee in yet...

Nice work!

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Old 11-07-2007, 07:00 AM   #15
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I just brewed a batch of this. Took a sample after primary and tastes like it's got great potential and I haven't even dumped the coffee in yet...

Nice work!
Sweet!! Glad you gave it a shot, hope you enjoy, if your kegging and not sure about how much coffee or curios to see what it would be like without the coffee, then just throw it in later.

I think it would be a mile, slight residual sweetness, with a little dry finish - if made without coffee.

Either way I hope you like it.


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THANKS! this recipe looks delicious. Would I be getting a regular RIS without the coffee? I don't know what I'd want.... But I Think I might make this, it looks too tasty to pass up and you were even nice enough to make an extract version.

Like I said I think it would be pretty good w/o coffee.

BTW the first time I brewed this I did the extract version- Loved it too!



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I'm working on making a stout much like the one you've done here, but I'm still new to recipe brewing.

I'm looking down your list and have a question: Did you use the brown sugar and molasses for priming at bottling or did you put it in at boil?

Did I see that you had kegged or bottled the batch--if you kegged would I need more than that amount?

Thanks for any help you can offer--this sounds like a very fine stout and I'm looking forward to trying it.

Sugar and molasses went in at 15min

I have always kegged it, but if I bottled it I would probably use malt extract to bottle condition.

"if you kegged would I need more than that amount?"
don't understand the question

Hope this helped, Enjoy
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I'm thinking about brewing the extract verision of this and had a question. How's the head on this beer (thickness/retention)? Does the higher ABV or oils from the cocoa/coffee kill the head? BTW, I'll be bottling this. Thanks.

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Old 11-08-2007, 08:36 PM   #17
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I'm thinking about brewing the extract verision of this and had a question. How's the head on this beer (thickness/retention)? Does the higher ABV or oils from the cocoa/coffee kill the head? BTW, I'll be bottling this. Thanks.
I did the extract version of this and so far so good. Still in secondary, so I can't tell you about the head and oils. Will let you know when it comes drinking time...
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I'm thinking about brewing the extract verision of this and had a question. How's the head on this beer (thickness/retention)? Does the higher ABV or oils from the cocoa/coffee kill the head? BTW, I'll be bottling this. Thanks.
When kegging/bottling with CO2 I have never had a problem with head retention and now that I use a Nitro/CO2 Mix on my stouts I still do not see any flaws in head retention.
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:00 PM   #19
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My homebrew store was out of Chinook, so I am using .5 Nugget at 60 and 1oz Northern Brewer at 20.

Am I a retard if I ask if 8oz cocoa powder = 1 cup?

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Old 11-10-2007, 03:58 AM   #20
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Am I a retard if I ask if 8oz cocoa powder = 1 cup?

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Yes.

Yes.


And type this into the google search bar and see what happens "8oz=?cup"


JK- Happy brewing
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