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Old 10-28-2009, 10:50 PM   #111
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Yeah, someone else posted that, too, and I've actually got a note about it on the recipe on the 1st post.

The only difference is +.75 lb chocolate - seems like a lot to me. The "wrong" recipe is great, and I've brewed it several times. Brew what sounds good. That's what's so great about this hobby.
Denny's original recipe has less hops and the mashing method looks different. I'm sure all the variations posted are great though.
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:26 AM   #112
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OK, so maybe not the "only" difference, but it's the "main" difference. 3/4 lb of chocolate is a BIG addition, which is probably why he decided to up the hop amount.

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Old 10-29-2009, 11:44 AM   #113
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brewing this for a 2nd time this weekend. first time i used jim beam black which came out great. but the liquor store wants the same price for jim beam black that they do for makers mark($22.99 for 750ml).... i always thought makers mark was a better bourbon then jim beam black but im not a big bourbon drinker. do you think i should use makers mark or just stick with the jim black?

Try the Makers Mark. There is nothing wrong with Beam Black. But maybe it's better with Makers Mark? I would just try something different. But thats just me.

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Old 10-29-2009, 11:45 AM   #114
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brewing this for a 2nd time this weekend. first time i used jim beam black which came out great. but the liquor store wants the same price for jim beam black that they do for makers mark($22.99 for 750ml).... i always thought makers mark was a better bourbon then jim beam black but im not a big bourbon drinker. do you think i should use makers mark or just stick with the jim black?
I'm not a bourbon guy either . . I used the black and it's wonderful. I doubt there would be a monumental flavor difference using MM, but then it wouldn't be Denny's BVIP!

Seriously . . I would do whatever you want . . you'll love it!
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I'm not a bourbon guy either . . I used the black and it's wonderful. I doubt there would be a monumental flavor difference using MM, but then it wouldn't be Denny's BVIP!

Seriously . . I would do whatever you want . . you'll love it!
I have another thread that I posted asking for people's opinions about which Bourbon to use (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/denn...porter-144612/). Denny posted back with a good point. He said if you can tell what kind of bourbon used, you used too much. Don't waste a bunch of money on the bourbon.

I just brewed up my first batch last night, and I'm using Jim Beam White.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:38 PM   #116
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I bottled this a week ago and just sampled a bottle. Absolutely amazing. This is the best beer I've brewed so far and it could still use at least a month to age. I posted my recipe a few posts back, but I changed a few things when I brewed. Here's what I did:

Here's my recipe:
5.75lb Extra Light DME
3lb Dark LME
1.5lb Chocolate Malt
.5lb Crystal 120L
.5lb Brown Malt
1oz Chinook (60 Minutes)
.5oz US Golding (15 Minutes)
.5oz US Golding (5 Minutes)
1 Whirlfloc Tablet (15 Minutes)
1.5tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract (Secondary)
12oz Maker's Mark (Secondary)
Danstar Nottingham

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-I steeped at 155F for 30 minutes.
-I added the Dark LME with 15 minutes left in the boil.
-I primed with just under a cup of brown sugar.
-OG = 1.070
-FG = 1.020

This is an extremely smooth beer with no flavor really overpowering another. The flavors from the darker malts as a whole are not as pronounced as I would like though. I'm going to brew this up again soon as a partial mash and let it age for awhile. This is absolutely a great beer. Only a week after bottling and I already love it. It's going to be VERY difficult not to touch the rest of the batch.

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Old 11-13-2009, 05:22 AM   #117
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Here's yet another bump for aging the poo out of this beer. I made it back in August and have gone through a half rack of bottles tasting it. Each time I was dumbfounded at how off-putting the aftertaste was.

I just cracked a bottle after not tasting it for a month and it was amazing! I used Evan Williams bourbon and could not taste any of its horrible flavor.

Great recipe!

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Here's an update. I bottled 12 bombers and 2 Tap a Draft 6L bottles. Today I tapped one of the TAD 6L bottles and pulled a pint from it. Then a pulled another...and another...and another... Yeah, it's THAT good. So freaking delicious. Brewing it again on Saturday and will be saving my next 6L bottle for nitro in a month. But wow, it's delicious!

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Brewed this a week or so ago... can't wait to try it. Stuck to the original recipe as close as possible but replaced the 2-row with 8 pounds of LME. Smells delicious already!

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Here's an update. I bottled 12 bombers and 2 Tap a Draft 6L bottles. Today I tapped one of the TAD 6L bottles and pulled a pint from it. Then a pulled another...and another...and another... Yeah, it's THAT good. So freaking delicious. Brewing it again on Saturday and will be saving my next 6L bottle for nitro in a month. But wow, it's delicious!
I agree, it is THAT good!
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