Hop in the Dark Clone
I want to do a Hop in the Dark clone, and I read that Deschutes cold steeps the dark grains @ 55*F and adds that to the pale mash. What do you all think of this recipe for a clone? I'm a little worried that if I cold steeped the dark grains, it wouldn't get dark enough to make the whole 5.5 gallons black. Thoughts?
Hop in the Dark Clone
Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.70 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot 9 gallons and 10 gallon rubermaid cooler
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00
Amount Item Type % or IBU
10 lbs 3.4 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 67.57 %
2 lbs 8.9 oz Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 16.89 %
1 lbs 6.3 oz Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 9.21 %
5.9 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 2.46 %
3.7 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 1.54 %
3.7 oz Chocolate Wheat Malt (400.0 SRM) Grain 1.54 %
1.9 oz Black Barley (Stout) (500.0 SRM) Grain 0.80 %
0.50 oz Nugget [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops 18.3 IBU
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (60 min) Hops 23.9 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (30 min) Hops 21.6 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (15 min) Hops 11.9 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (1 min) Hops 0.7 IBU
2.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops -
1.00 oz Citra [13.4 %] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops -
1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale
Est Original Gravity: 1.069 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.069 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.018 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.015 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.70 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 7.06 %
Bitterness: 76.4 IBU Calories: 312 cal/pint
Est Color: 24.6 SRM Color: Color
What if you added them in late in the mash? Or just added the black barley late in the mash? 20-15 minutes or so? The only problem is that a lot of flavor will be left behind due to the shorter mash time. Definitely a balance that needs trial and error.
I put carafa 3 late in the mash and it seemed to get pretty dark.. I probably need to use more because my BIPA came out a littler darker than a brown but much lighter than a black ale.
Not sure if your aware Deschutes has a homebrew section on their website. It says it has the "recipes" for all their beers. I put recipes in quotes because it is only ingredient lists and states that time/amount etc. are the challenge.
Hop in the Dark is here:
Recipe type: All grain
Batch size: 5 U.S. gallons
Original gravity: 1.067
Final gravity: 1.015-1.018
Boil time: 90 minutes
Fermentation temp: 65° F
Yeast type: English Ale
* Pale Malt
* Flaked Oats
* Munich Malt
* Dark Crystal Malt
* Chocolate Malt
* Chocolate Wheat Malt
* Black Barley
* Toasted Oats
* Dark Candy Sugar
* Northern Brewer
**Note: Temps, times and weights are the challenge. Happy Brewing!
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