I've been a lurker here for quite some time and finally got started brewing myself a couple months ago with the Mr Beer kit.
After reading a ton of info on this site, I went directly from the Mr Beer kit to an all grain with my second brew. (an Irish Red Ale)
My third batch, just done today, is a chocolate stout that I pieced together from a couple of different recipes that I saw. I was hoping to get a critique and see how you all thought this might turn out.
1.5lbs American Chocolate
.75lbs Crystal 120
.25lbs Flaked Barley
Mashed at 157*
.4oz Norther Brewer at 60 minutes
.5 tsp Irish Moss at 15 minutes
I also removed a half cup of wort with 5 minutes left in the boil. I added 1.5c of brown sugar, 1.5c table sugar and 4oz cocoa powder to make a syrup , brought it to a boil and added back to the wort at flameout.
Pitched with wyeast European Ale 1338
What do you think? Does this look like it might be a decent brew?
Thanks in advance!