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Old 03-01-2011, 10:47 PM   #21
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What, if any, is the added benefit of using the 6 row as opposed to 2 row during this type of mini mash?
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:33 PM   #22
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What, if any, is the added benefit of using the 6 row as opposed to 2 row during this type of mini mash?
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6 row has more diastatic power then normal 2 row does by weight. This is why i originally recommended the 6 row. This difference is not huge, so doing the mini mash should still get near if not full conversion.
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Here is the recipe we went with...here is my problem now, has been in primary for 2 weeks and gravity reading today was 1.038. I'm thinking that the fermentation is either stuck or complete. I have heard of people brewing another beer and racking the stuck beer on top of the second yeast cake to restart fermentation. I don't like the idea of that since this has been on its own yeast cake for two weeks. Would that lead to undesirable flavors in the finished beer? I had planned on racking this into secondary with cocao nibs for some more flavor/aroma. Would the beer benefit from an additional vial of yeast? I don't have the California Ale strain that I originally used but I do have a smackpack of American Ale. Need some help here and would love to hear some suggestions.
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Chocolate Milk Stout
13-B Sweet Stout
Brew Date:3/2/11

Size: 5.0 gal
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 195.12 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.072 (1.044 - 1.060)
Terminal Gravity: 1.015 (1.012 - 1.024)???
Color: 37.64 (30.0 - 40.0)
Alcohol: 5.77% (4.0% - 6.0%)
Bitterness: 26.5 (20.0 - 40.0)

Ingredients:

1.0 lb Flaked Oats – Mashed – 1 Hr.
1.0 lb 2-Row Barley – Mashed – 1 Hr.
1.0 lb Crystal Malt 80°L – Steeped – 30 Min
1.5 lb Roasted Barley – Steeped – 30 Min.
12.0 oz Chocolate Malt – Steeped – 30 Min.
5.0 lb Liquid Dark Extract – Boiled – 60 Min
.35 oz Magnum (14.5%) - Boiled 60 Min.
1.0 tsp Irish Moss – Boiled - 15 Min.
1.0 oz East Kent Goldings (5.0%) - Boiled - 10 Min.
1.0 lb Lactose – Boiled - 10 Min.
10 oz Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - Boiled 2 Min.
1.0 ea White Labs WLP001 California Ale

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