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Old 03-09-2007, 02:16 PM   #1
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I plan on brewing this soon. If there are any tips or adjustments please sound off.
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Sweet stout

Type: Partial Mash
Date: 3/9/2007
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: Leo
Boil Time: 60 min
Equipment: Brew Pot (3 Gallon)
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0

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Amount Item Type % or IBU
3.00 lb Amber Dry Extract (12.5 SRM) Dry Extract 40.0 %
1.50 lb Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 20.0 %
0.50 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 6.7 %
0.50 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 6.7 %
1.00 oz Target [11.00%] (60 min) Hops 22.4 IBU
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50%] (15 min) Hops 4.5 IBU
1.00 lb Milk Sugar (Lactose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 13.3 %
1.00 lb Molasses (80.0 SRM) Sugar 13.3 %
5.00 gal Boston, MA Water
1 Pkgs English Ale (White Labs #WLP002) Yeast-Ale



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.053 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.017 SG
Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.6 %
Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.6 %
Bitterness: 27.0 IBU
Est Color: 32.4 SRM Color



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Old 03-09-2007, 02:33 PM   #2
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5.00 gal Boston, MA Water
Doooooown by the riveeeeeeer....by the bank of the River Charles!
Thaaaat's where you'll find meeeee....along with lovers, fuggers and thieves...


.....Sorry, couldn't resist. Looks like a good recipe. The only thing I'd really tweak is to back off on the lactose a bit, but that is more of a personal taste thing. Over-lactosing, in my taste, give a slick, plasticy taste that I think detracts from a good beer. In smaller amounts, when it doesn't stick out, it is OK.

Regardless, gotta love that dirty water....


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1.00 lb Molasses (80.0 SRM) Sugar 13.3 %
You sure about the molasses? Have you used it before? I thought it was supposed to be kept <1 pound.
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for the look guys, I think I will lessen the Lactos and the molasses. I was worried that the Grain bill was going to effect the flavor in a bad way. I am just wandering into the land of Partial Mash brewing. I love my extract stout, but I know it could be MUCH better with some grain.
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:06 PM   #5
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I use Boston because apparently that is the only city in MA. I keep telling my friends in Beantown that there is more to MA than what's inside 495.

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I use Boston because apparently that is the only city in MA. I keep telling my friends in Beantown that there is more to MA than what's inside 495.
I'm a cityboy lifer, but I totally agree with you. Some of best memories as a kid was when my Dad owned a little cottage out Route 2 in Phillipston on Queen Lake - I'd be a total city slicker if I didn't spend every summer up there roaming around the woods.

More recently, I try to spend as muich time down the Cape as possible, but in the end I couldn't roam far from the city. Gotta give western MA it's props....I had a great time out in Amherst back in the college days.

good call on cutting down on the molasses and lactose. I think it is the right thing to do.....the grain bill will give you plenty of flavor, reducting the adjuncts by half, or more, will complement the bill well.
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btw I'm only getting a 1028 starting gravity from that recipe. did i miss something or was it omitted? did you say that this was going to be a partial mash? if so, that base malt could account for the difference.

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btw again....by my calcs you are getting 50 IBU's from 1oz/60min target and 1oz/15min fuggles......

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To make this a mini-mash, you'll need about 2.5 lbs of 2-row, otherwise you'll have mocha oatmeal.

I'd cut the lactose to 8 oz., ditto for the molasses if it is a dark or blackstrap.



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