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Old 02-04-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default First RIS... SO SWEET

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2 Row Base 17 pounds 78%
Biscuit 1 pound 5%
Chocolate 1 pound 5%
Black Patent 12 ounces 3%
Crystal 120L 12 ounces 3%
Special B 12 ounces 3%
Barley (Roasted) 8 ounces 2%

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Chinook 1.5oz 90min
Chinook 1.0oz 60min
Chinook 0.5oz 30min

Mashed at 150F
Pitched 1.5L of WLP002

89 IBU
46.1°L SRM

SO. This was a RIS i brewed in December. It is pretty damn sweet and total lack of roasted character. I thought the 20's is a decent FG for a RIS. The things i think might be at play here are the OG:IBU ratio <1.0 and the 3oz of C120/Special B. Ive used C120 before, maybe it wasnt the best choice if i wanted a roasty stout. I figured over 2 lbs of roasted grains would have given me something but it appears to be overpowered by sweetness. I also probably wont put special B into a stout again. Thoughts???

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Old 02-04-2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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Imo I would have omited the special b and increased the roasted barley and maybe another .5 lbs of chocolate malt. With that yeast it always seems to leave a sweeter finish, I've started using 001 or US-05 for my stouts. I was gonna say decrease ur mash temp too but your already at 150, maybe next time try a 45 min hold.

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