I've never made a stout before (as I'm a die hard I/IPA fan...), but I'm working on a recipe while my IIPA conditions. So far I have:
Wlp007 yeast from starter
-10 lbs Pale Malt Extract
- 3 lbs Honey (to primary)
- 2 lbs Roasted Barley
- 1 lbs Chocolate Malt
- 1 lbs Crystal malt 60L
- 8 oz Black Patent
- 5 oz Galena Hops (60 mins)
- 1 oz East Kent Goldings Hops (5 mins)
- 3 tsp Gypsum (60 mins)
- 1 tsp Yeast Nutrient (to primary)
- 2 oz Oak Chips (in secondary)
I was going to call it Drauger's Kiss (Drauger roughly being a viking zombie) So I thought the oaked antiquey flavor mixed with slight mead-like honey notes would be great. I want it to be a super roasty, warming ale.
I was going to use 1oz of bittering hops but beersmith said I needed more ibus.
1.096 og, 86 ibu, 10% abv
Please give me any tips, hints, criticisms, or recipe ideas you can. Ideas on possible flavor profiles it may have would be great too.