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Brewsmith 06-07-2008 07:36 AM

5-Quarter American Stout
A great American Stout. Some roast, coffee and dark chocolate flavors. Firmly bitter but not overly hoppy. Dry, but with plenty of body left from the dark crystal and flaked barley. The name comes from musical instrument sizes. Normal sizes are 4/4 or "4 Quarter." In the world of tubas, larger instruments are available. My Dry Stout is the 4/4 model, so the bigger American version had to be the 5/4.

5-Quarter Stout

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
13-E Stout, American Stout
Min OG: 1.050 Max OG: 1.075
Min IBU: 35 Max IBU: 75
Min Clr: 30 Max Clr: 48 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 12.50
Anticipated OG: 1.063 Plato: 15.45
Anticipated SRM: 39.5
Anticipated IBU: 53.9
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 6.47 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.054 SG 13.24 Plato

Formulas Used
Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.
Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Rager
Additional Utilization Used For Plug Hops: 2 %
Additional Utilization Used For Pellet Hops: 10 %

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
72.0 9.00 lbs. Pale Malt (2-row) Northwester America 1.036 3
8.0 1.00 lbs. Flaked Barley America 1.032 2
6.0 0.75 lbs. Roasted Barley America 1.028 450
4.0 0.50 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.029 350
4.0 0.50 lbs. Crystal 35L America 1.035 35
4.0 0.50 lbs. Crystal 75L Great Britian 1.034 75
2.0 0.25 lbs. Chocolate Malt - Light Great Britain 1.030 225
Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
0.75 oz. Summit Whole 16.50 47.3 60 min.
0.75 oz. Centennial Pellet 10.50 6.6 10 min.

White Labs WLP001 California Ale

Mash Schedule
Mash Type: Single Step
Grain Lbs: 12.50
Water Qts: 16.00 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 4.00 - Before Additional Infusions
Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.28 - Before Additional Infusions
Saccharification Rest Temp : 153 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 168 Time: 15
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 45

Total Mash Volume Gal: 5.00 - Dough-In Infusion Only
All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.

Brewsmith 07-01-2008 06:52 AM

I doctored a couple bottles of this with 0.8mL of Coconut extract and just won a 2nd Place in the Fruit Beer catagory at the Southern California Regional Championship. :rockin:

As a regular American Stout, the judges wanted more hop flavor and aroma.

Here's the results

Brewsmith 09-05-2008 06:28 AM

Add another award to this beer...

1st place in Foreign Extra/American Stout


2nd Best Of Show
Los Angeles County Fair 2008


flyangler18 09-05-2008 11:17 AM

Well done! I think I need to give this recipe a try. :mug:

Alamo_Beer 11-10-2008 02:25 AM

Thanks for the recipe Brewsmith! I english-ized it today with 1oz of Galena at 60min 1oz of Fuggles at 30 and 1oz of Fuggles at 10 with Irish Ale yeast.

I've got no idea if it's anything to do with the recipe or the 3 liter starter I pitched but this is absolutely THE most violent fermentation I've ever witnessed! It began fermentation about two hours after pitching...then it blew its airlock about 7hrs into it and needed a blowoff tube!

Thanks again and I'll let you know how hit comes out.....

Brewsmith 11-10-2008 06:39 AM

Sounds good. The flaked barley in there adds head retention and mouthfeel. That's probably not helping the blowoff. :D

I'm going to make this again soon, but I'm going to bump the late hops and the roast just a touch, just to make a slightly bolder statement. The recipe as-is is great, balanced and very drinkable.

Alamo_Beer 11-10-2008 02:29 PM

I checked on it this morning......It seems the insane blowoff is over, I'll switch back to an airlock this evening.

I did do 1 stupid thing with this recipe....I had read an article in BYO about dry stouts by Jamil the night before and he had mentioned grinding your dark malts to dust in a coffee grinder....sounded good in theory :D I ended up with the WORST sparge experience I've ever had! It wasn't quite stuck but it just did not want to flow...I ended up adding my sparge additions through the MLT manifold to help get it flowing.....maybe not optimal but it seemed to work out.

Alamo_Beer 11-10-2008 05:45 PM

I just put an airlock on it during lunch......I'm pretty sure fermentation has run it's course.....

I kinda wish I hadn't pitched such a big starter now but the yeast's Best By date was 8/9/08 and Mr. Malty said it was only 10% viable......yeah right :D

Brewsmith 08-03-2009 12:24 AM

Another award update:

2009 22nd Annual Southern California Regional Homebrew Championship

1st Place in American Stout

eschatz 08-03-2009 12:28 AM

Damn, that's a pile of awards. Is this all from one batch or did you just age one batch and keep entering it. I love the 5/4 size! I don't know if you ever did drum corp or any marching but my friend's brewery is Box 5! :D

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