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Old 09-20-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default First Stout Recipe - Milk Stout

I want to brew a Milk Stout soon but wanted a fairly simple recipe. I was going to do the Left Hand clone that's on here but didn't want to convert it to extract. The beer recipe for this week over at the Homebrewer's Association just happened to be a Milk Stout from Jamil's book. For my version I decreased the Black Patent and increased the Chocolate Malt. I'm also thinking about adding 4oz of Cocoa Powder a the end of the boil. How does it look?

http://hopville.com/recipe/1649625

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I have the exact all grain recipe in my fermentor right now and hydro samples taste great (like coffe with a little creamer almost) per the orignal recipe. Goes into bottles this weekend. I personally would leave the Black Patent and Chocolate malt per the recipe, I think it's a good balance. The cocoa powder does sound like a tasty addition though.

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I have the exact all grain recipe in my fermentor right now and hydro samples taste great (like coffe with a little creamer almost) per the orignal recipe. Goes into bottles this weekend. I personally would leave the Black Patent and Chocolate malt per the recipe, I think it's a good balance. The cocoa powder does sound like a tasty addition though.
Ok, I switched the Black Patent and Chocolate Malt back to the recommended amounts. I'll keep the cocoa powder and let you know how it goes.
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Increasing the chocolate and decreasing the black malt will give you more of a porter taste than a stout.

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Old 09-20-2012, 07:08 PM   #5
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Increasing the chocolate and decreasing the black malt will give you more of a porter taste than a stout.
I'll start with the original recipe since I have never actually had a porter. I never liked many dark beers until recently.
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Anyone think adding some cinnamon in the primary, after fermentation would be a good idea? This is my inspiration and was discontinued awhile ago.

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Does this seem too intense for a milk stout?

http://hopville.com/recipe/1649625

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I used a Brewer's Best milk stout kit, and added 1 lb of dark soft candi sugar. 1lb of cocoa powder would do well, too. It came out phenomenal!

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When doing an extra cocoa powder addition, be mindful about it being unsweetened and very bitter. A good rule of thumb is to balance every 1oz of extra unsweetened cocoa powder with 2oz of lactose.
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You can also try the AHS Left Hand Milk Stout clone. I have brewed it a couple of times and it is pretty tasty.

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