Here's the grain:
8# 12oz maris otter
1# flaked oats
1# flaked barley
10 oz chocolate malt
6 oz roasted barley
Mashed at 150 degrees for 75 mins with 16 quarts. I added 6 heaping tbs of cocoa powder to the mash, as well. Fly sparged with 4.4 gallons at 170.
Pre boil OG should be around 1.055. Post boil should be .062
Boil for 60 min. 1 oz Fuggles at 60 and 1 oz EK Goldings at 45.
Pitch with an irish ale yeast. Allow to primary for 4-5 days. While that's setting up, soak 3 oz cocoa nibs in 4 tbs vanilla extract, or more cocoa or VE depending on what you like. Allow to sit for 4-5 days. Transfer to secondary and place nibs+extract in a hop sack and throw it in. Don't forget to sanitize. Allow to marinate for about 10 days. Then bottle or keg.
It's nice and creamy without any lactose. Although I am debating adding some next time I brew it. This is the third batch and it's by far the best. I hope they keep getting better, or consistent. I'll take either.