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Old 11-30-2005, 02:51 AM   #1
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5 lbs Dark Extract (Liquid)
2 lbs Pale Extract (Liquid)
1/2 lbs Malto Dextrin

3/4 lbs Chocolate grains (steeped)
1/4 lbs Crystal 40L (steeped)
1/8 lbs Black Barley (stepped)
1/8 lbs Black Patent (steeped)

1 oz Galena (60 mins)

White Labs London Ale WLP013

At bottling, 1oz Unsweetened Baking Cocoa

I want to know what you think I should expect from this ...



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Old 11-30-2005, 03:08 AM   #2
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Old 11-30-2005, 03:10 AM   #3
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It's going to be a black chocolate porter. Almost a stout.

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It is dark .. very dark. Looked like mud in the bottom of the primay after racking to secondary.

What kind of flavor do ya'll think it will have?

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With all that dark grain, what's the use of the crystal malt in there? Sounds like it's got potential, nonetheless. Good luck!

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warm it up and youll have coffee

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Old 11-30-2005, 03:19 PM   #7
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Sounds nice and tasty, very dark, mix it with some ice cream for a mudslide.
I would like to make a dark as he!! beer soon, I just started brewing a few months ago. Hope it turns out great.

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Same boat as you John ... I'm still trying to get one that has a good taste to it. I've got a Vanilla Porter in bottles now, but it won't be ready for a while. My first batch was pretty bad.

This one was the 3rd. I just put it in the secondary last night.

I was hoping for a little more detailed idea on how it would come out so I can have an idea what it should be like.

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Old 12-01-2005, 12:14 AM   #9
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It's tough to give an accurate idea of how a brew will turn out if you've never done it before yourself. Buying clone kits is a very good way to test your brewing process, you'll know exactly how they should turn out. Write your own early on and you'll get some odd results. (see other posts for what 4 lbs of rye will do to a mash)

Here's my input

5 lbs Dark Extract (Liquid)
2 lbs Pale Extract (Liquid)
1/2 lbs Malto Dextrin

Should be dark, full bodied.

3/4 lbs Chocolate grains (steeped)
1/4 lbs Crystal 40L (steeped)

Very dark, bittersweet chocolate, roasted barley and caramel flavors.

1/8 lbs Black Barley (stepped)
1/8 lbs Black Patent (steeped)

Coffee overtones and dark, really dark.

1 oz Galena (60 mins)

Moderate bitterness, probably not enough to balance the ABV. No hop aroma, little hop flavor.

Call it an Imperial Stout.

Never had much luck with adding chocolate in any form to an ale. I think it just settles out.

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Cool .. that's kinda what I was looking for. I know it's difficult to predict a recipe. It's not one I just came up with though. It's actually a kit labeled 'Double Chocolate Stout'.



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