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coppergti 07-04-2010 06:46 PM

cherry bourbon stout

9# Pale malt (2 row)
4# Marris otter pale Malt
1# Crystal 80L
.25# Black Malt
.25# Roasted Barley
.5# Special B Malt

This was my first All-Grain. i didn't figure in the boil time and ended up with a 4 gallon batch instead of the anticipated 5 gallon batch i was looking for.

*before i brewed this beer i soaked (Red Stag) in oak chips for 2 months.*

during the secondary, i strained the chips(saving the bourbon) i added the red stag oak chips to the fermenter.

i added 1/4 cup of the strained bourbon to the fermenter

At bottling i added brewers best cherry additive.

KMOX 07-12-2010 05:43 AM

How did it taste?

coppergti 07-13-2010 12:13 AM

letting it age for a while yet. i kegged most of it and only ended up with a 12 pack, so i want to make it last as long as i can. i will probably break one out this weekend to see how its progressing.

Retarded_Penguin_Brewing 07-24-2010 10:54 AM

did you use any hops at all in this, what was your mash schedule, how much cherry additive? update on taste?

coppergti 07-28-2010 01:27 AM


.75oz Northern Brewer 8.00 (alpha) 22.7 (IBU) @45min
.50oz Goldings - B.C. 4.45 (alpha) 4.8 (IBU) @ 30 min
.50oz Goldings - B.C. 4.45 (alpha) 1.9 (IBU) @ 10 min

I tried one the other day and it turned out pretty good. I think i should have left out the last 1/4 cup of bourbon i had added at bottling. It may still mellow out a bit though. It's hard to tell since its still fairly young. Ive always had a thing for stouts on nitrogen, so i think thats how im going to do this one.

I used a brewers best cherry additive and i think the bourbon is overpowering it a bit. A cherry purree would have worked out a bit better i think. This will make for a great winter beer and i can wait to tap the keg in a few months. Right now it's way out of season.

1Mainebrew 10-30-2010 10:58 AM

any updates on taste now?

coppergti 10-31-2010 08:23 PM

it's delicious. the only thing i would do is add a bit of flaked wheat to it to thicken it up just a tad.

i have a lot of friends that really enjoy this one and i think i'll do it again in the next month or two.

i will leave the 1/4 cup of bourbon in there for the future, it mellowed out to a really great taste.

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