I'm getting ready to brew my first extract and specialty grain beer, from a recipe i concocted. As this is my second brew (with the first still in the fermenter) I'd like the opinions of the grizzled veterans on this board. Please take a look at the recipe, and lemme know if it looks okay, or if there are things I should tweak.
Cherry Chocolate Stout
8 lbs American Light Ale LME
.5 lb Chocolate Malt at 165F
2oz Northern Brewer Hops(60 min)
1oz Fuggles (US) (10 min)
2oz Hershey Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (in the last 10 min of the boil)
The cherry will come from priming with 750ml DeKuypers Cherry Brandy (and a enough dextrose to equal 3/4 cup). I've already done the math, and the cherry brandy will not provide enough sugar to equal the 3/4 cup of dextrose.
The ingredients I ordered (and can therefore play with) are:
8lbs Light Ale LME
1lb Chocolate Malt
6oz Northern Brewer
750ml Cherry Brandy
1lb Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
I can potentially order anything else you'd suggest.