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Orthobrewsky 06-16-2012 08:10 PM

Big Stout, no B.S.
 
Boil Size: 6.73 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Alcohol by Vol: 6.2 %

Ingredients:

10 lbs 4.0 oz Pale Ale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) 70.7 %
1 lbs Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM) 6.9 %
1 lbs Black Barley (Stout) (500.0 SRM) 6.9 %
1 lbs Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) 6.9 %
12.0 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) 5.2 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) 3.4 %
1.00 oz Chinook [11.00 %] - First Wort 20.0 min 15.4 IBUs (or 45+ IBUs)
1.00 oz Horizon [11.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min 45.8 IBUs
Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)


Single Infusion Mash 154 degrees for 80 min

I made this March 3 and it was a hit at Pascha (April 15), but it was better in June.

Technically, first wort hops have been shown to impart all the IBUs and more from a full boil. So, this should have over 90 IBUs, but it doesn't taste like that. I did use hop bags, which may have cut the utilization just a bit. Above, I counted the FWH as a 20 min addition for a total of 61 IBUs. To me, it seems well balanced.

Anyway, I really like this stout.

Edit: On the IBUs, I've since decided it is appropriate to estimate the actual IBUs rather than what some have said is the perceived bitterness and about which there is some debate. So, that would be 71 Tinseth and 96 Rager. I'm guessing Tinseth is more accurate here.

Orthobrewsky 06-22-2012 09:47 PM

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snowninja1 06-23-2012 10:04 PM

No b.s.
 
I wonder if you mean no coco nibs ,no bourbon ,no oak chips ... no raspberries ..this recipe looks great.. and the picks are good as well.

wilsojos 06-23-2012 10:20 PM

Beautiful. I'm working on an NB extract kit chocolate milk stout now. Just finished a 3 week primary, moved to secondary and added cocoa nibs. Planning on leaving for 2 weeks and bottling. I've been wondering how long I will have to bottle condition. Sorry if I'm hijacking, I intend this question for OP.

sweed 06-23-2012 11:36 PM

That is seriously black! Awesome! I hope my RIS turns out like that.

Brewitt 06-23-2012 11:43 PM

Looks amazing. I'll bet it tastes even better.

Brewed a RIS 4 weeks ago. It's basically a copy of my favorite beer I've brewed to date. Its been in the bottle for only 1 week. I'm dying to taste it but I am trying to resist. Every time I taste in less than two weeks I am disappointed and then two weeks later I love it. But I just can't seem to learn the lesson. Worse yet, I just brought up a bottle of that and the IPA I bottled at the same time and put them in the pantry. How am I going to resist now? Will power, will power....

Orthobrewsky 06-24-2012 02:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowninja1 (Post 4196594)
I wonder if you mean no coco nibs ,no bourbon ,no oak chips ... no raspberries ..this recipe looks great.. and the picks are good as well.

Thanks.

Actually, when I was planning it on Beersmith, I named it "Big Stout." Normally, I mark the bottle caps by the initials of whatever I named the beer. For some reason, that didn't seem like the thing to do this time...you know...so, I wrote "E S" for "extra stout" on the caps. Then, naming the thread, I thought "I'm not fooling around here, this really is a big stout," so, "no B.S." seemed right on two counts. Now, you have given me a third reason :mug:.

Orthobrewsky 06-24-2012 02:29 AM

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Originally Posted by wilsojos (Post 4196612)
Beautiful. I'm working on an NB extract kit chocolate milk stout now. Just finished a 3 week primary, moved to secondary and added cocoa nibs. Planning on leaving for 2 weeks and bottling. I've been wondering how long I will have to bottle condition. Sorry if I'm hijacking, I intend this question for OP.

Well, NB lists your OG as 1.051, so it should mature sooner than mine did. I'd say try one after 2 or 3 weeks in the bottle. One thing I've noticed about my stouts is that they seem a bit slow to carbonate and they tend to get better after a few months. You have a fairly low strength stout, so I would guess it should be pretty mature a couple months from brew day.

On the other hand, I've never made one of the sweeter stouts, so I'm sure others would know more.

Orthobrewsky 06-24-2012 02:37 AM

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Originally Posted by sweed (Post 4196696)
That is seriously black! Awesome! I hope my RIS turns out like that.

Actually, when I made this, I was thinking of it as a warm up for a RIS, which I have yet to make. We don't have many Russians in our church, but it comes of the Russian tradition and it occurred to me a bit too late to make an RIS for Pascha. So, I made something a bit less strong, but thick and black. Next Pascha is May 5th, so I'm planning to brew one in the fall to be ready by then. I'm interested in hearing about all the recipes people are trying on here.

Orthobrewsky 06-24-2012 02:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Brewitt (Post 4196704)
Looks amazing. I'll bet it tastes even better.

Brewed a RIS 4 weeks ago. It's basically a copy of my favorite beer I've brewed to date. Its been in the bottle for only 1 week. I'm dying to taste it but I am trying to resist. Every time I taste in less than two weeks I am disappointed and then two weeks later I love it. But I just can't seem to learn the lesson. Worse yet, I just brought up a bottle of that and the IPA I bottled at the same time and put them in the pantry. How am I going to resist now? Will power, will power....

I certainly feel your pain. When I got back into brewing last summer, this waiting thing was a real problem for me and still is. I came to realize that the only way I'd age beers properly is to brew a lot and have lots of different beers in the pipeline. Now I have 2 freezers and a fridge and a half devoted to beer in one way or another.:mug:


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