Few questions on aging this stout I just brewed. I was tired of stouts that weren't coming out tar thick so I experimented with this one... I just don't know how long I should age it. I made it 3 gallons since its only an experiment.
Recipe: 3 Gallon
Grains: All Muntons 45 min steep
1lb flaked oats
1/2 lb chocolate malt
1/2 lb Crystal Malt (C150)
1/2 lb roasted barley
6 lbs Muntons Plain light Malt Extract
1 oz Cascade @ 60 min
1/2 lb lactose @ 15 min
1/2 lb hersheys coca powder @ 15 min
1 pack Nottingham
As of now it is sitting in my 6.5 gallon primary fermenting away (hopefully it won't stall... starting gravity was 1.103 and it should drop to about 1.023 according to hopville)
I don't know the best way to age it. I don't want to switch to a big secondary because there will be so much head space. I was thinking maybe getting a few 1 gallon secondaries and racking to them after I lose movement in the fermentation lock/check to see if it stalled or not. Any ideas on how long it should age in the primary, secondaries, and bottles? This is the biggest beer I have done yet.