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Old 08-19-2006, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default First AG Today

Its a modified Trout Tail Stout, added come chocolate grain to the mash and some coffee to the secondary.

Here it is, let me know what you think.

8lbs Pale Malt 2-row
1lbs Cara-Pils
1lbs American Crystal - 40
1lbs Balck Patent Malt
1lbs Chocolate Malt


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.7oz Chinook 60min
.2oz Cascade 60min
.2oz Cascade 10min

OG: 1.056
IBU: 30
5.5 Gallons

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Old 08-19-2006, 02:40 PM   #2
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1 lb black patent? Are you out of your mind!

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Old 08-19-2006, 06:29 PM   #3
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I guess so. Whats that going to do. Not that it matters I'm already boiling.

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It might give your beer a burnt taste. Usually don't go much more that half that.

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Now you've got me worried. The wort tasted fine before the boil though. I guess it won't ruin it.

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If it tastes weird, age it for a couple months. It will mellow out.
Black patent is used mostly just for color. Can add and astringent bite reminiscent of charcoal

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All done. FG 1.058. 76% Efficiency with 2 batch sparges. The boil down took a little longer than I had hoped but what are you going to do.

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How does the wort taste?

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I have all but given up on black patent due to the ash taste in my darker brews.
My last two stouts used only 2 oz of black patent and was fine. Anymore than that and I get the ash taste back.
One pound of chocolate might be a bit too much also, but let your taste be your guide and let us know how it comes out as you are the one drinking it and individual tastes vary.

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