I am planning on brewing a chocolate cherry stout following the recipe from Midwest Supplies.
We recommend brewing this batch once a year to have around for special occasions. Even light beer drinkers can appreciate a mug of this stout. The smooth sweet flavor will put you to bed like a glass of warm milk. Our ingredients for this recipe include: 6 lb. Dark liquid malt extract, 4 oz. Chocolate Malt, 4 oz. Caramel 80L, 4 oz. Roasted Barley specialty grains, 1 oz. Fuggle, 1/2 oz. Willamette pellet hops, 4 oz. Cherry extract, yeast, priming sugar and a grain bag.
My questions is, I will be using Ultra Light LME instead of the Dark, where can I make up for the the color? Add some more of grains, and if so how much of what? I will not be using cherry extract, rather frozen cherries or cherry preserves. How much of what should I use and when and where should I add it? Primary? Secondary (or late in primary, dont' have secondary).
Lastly, how much chocolate should I put in? And what type of chocolate?