i can design the crap out of "golden beers" (blondes, IPAs, pales, SMaSH, etc) but never had my hand at trying a stout or porter before.. brewed them? yes, but never designed one.
so based off of a stout i've loved, this is the description on the site.
------------Black as the darkest night, rich as the most decadent dessert, Terminator is for the true stout lover. This is a full bodied and flavor packed ale which draws its robust complexity from kiln-baked specialty grains. Look for a wide array of toasted, chocolate, nutty and coffee-like flavors in every pint! The devoted swear by it, and it remains one of our top selling ales year after year.
Malts: Premium 2-row Malt, Munich Malt, 40L Crystal, Black Barley
Hops: Chinook, Cascades
Original Gravity: 1.065
Terminal Gravity: 1.015
so i've came up with this for a 3 gallon batch.
.7lb crystal 40l
.7lb black barley
should put it at 1.065 for me (i get normally in the 80s with my beers)
then for the hops i put it at 35 IBUs with chinook @60 and cascade @30.
this should put me right inline with theirs (1.015FG as well) and mash around 155-156.
Also, i'm wanting to put quite a bit of vanilla in this along with cacao nibs.
so in secondary
5-6 vanilla beans, cut in half and innards scraped, all tossed into some dark spiced rum overnight.
8oz of cacao nibs.
Something along the lines of an americanized version of Aphrodite.
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