I've been wanting to brew a stout and had a thought last night, what about a Stout that tastes like a Samoa!
I plan for and routinely rack 6 gallons into the primary, BTW.
Here's what I'm thinking for a grain bill:
1 lb flaked wheat
1 lb 4 oz chocolate malt
1 lb 8 oz Crystal 80
7 lb 4 oz 2-row
151 for 75 minutes
Hops and other BK additives:
8 oz caramelized sucrose,
1 oz Tet @ 60,
1 oz Tet @ 20,
2 split vanilla beans at 5 minutes,
.75 lbs cocoa powder at flameout
Added at Secondary:
16 oz toasted coconut
.5 lbs cocoa powder
Haven't settled on yeasties yet but questions, why, yes I have questions, thanks for asking:
1. Do you think I will get the Caramel, Chocolate and coconut flavors I'm looking for?
2. What ways are there of adding to the body without increasing OG and FG?
3. Will toasted Coconut completely destroy any head I would hope to have on this brew?
4. What do you think? Critique away, I really would like to settle on a recipe in the next week or two for my next brew day!
Last edited by Skagdog; 02-21-2012 at 01:33 AM.
Reason: corrected a couple of numbers