This is probably my favorite beer made to date. so amazing
I subbed in some MO to get a little 'biscuit' in there and I added about a cup of cooked quick oats in the mash to add to the mouth feel. Also had to change the bill slightly due to availability. The peppermint is right at the perfect amount; you can smell it slightly and it leaves behind a pleasant taste on the back end.
4 lb. 2-row
4 lb. marris otter
1 lb. flaked barley
0.5 lb. caramel 40L
0.5 lb. chocolate malt
0.5 lbs. rice hulls
0.5 lbs. black malt
1 cup oats, cooked
60' - 8 aau goldings
10' - 10 peppermint tea bags
5' - 4.5 oz cocoa
60' boil to 1.054 with 5.75gal (because I boil on a kitchen stove and I havent honed in on the right boil off amount yet). Was targeting the recipe 1.060 but alas
wyeast 1084 irish ale
secondary after 14 days, bottles at 21 days
5 gallons after losses with 4.5 oz dextrose, FG of 1.017
carbonated well at about 2 weeks.
again, awesome beer! brewing it again sunday.