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Old 01-13-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default Extract - Choc Sweet Stout

Recipe Type: Extract
Yeast: Wyeast 1084
Yeast Starter: No
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.078
Final Gravity: 1.026
IBU: 30
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 35
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 days, 66 F
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 days, 66 F
Tasting Notes: Starts a bit on the sweet side, but huge roastiness soon after. Hops balance well.

6 lb DME pale malt/wheat blend 60%/40% (Williams Brewing)
1 lb crystal 40
1 lb dehusked carafa 2
.5 lb roasted barley, 580L

1 oz US goldings @ 60
1 oz US goldings @ 15

1 t irish moss @ 15
1 c german rock sugar @ 15
1/4 c dark (not blackstrap) molasses @ 15

1 lb lactose @ 10
1 cup cocoa powder @ 10


Steeped specialty grains 30 minutes at 155 F; added extract at beginning of boil. Bottle carbed 2.4 volumes... Except for 2 bottles that I set aside when I racked to secondary. I put some table sugar in those (I was being impatient), and they came out over-carbed, but still yummy. Had 3/4 glass full of head on those. ...

Being my second brew, I think this came out pretty well. Friends were impressed anyway. Been maturing for a couple months now; I actually love it and can't stop drinking it (well, I do stop because SWMBO says so ). I just brewed my third beer, my first all-grain, a couple days ago. See how that goes I guess...

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Old 06-13-2013, 01:51 AM   #2
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Ok, I'm looking for a sweet chocolate stout. Are you still making this recipe?

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Old 06-14-2013, 12:16 AM   #3
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Hi, well I haven't made it since then. It was my second brew, so since then I have been making other things to expand my abilities. HOWEVER, everybody still says that this is their favorite brew of mine, even though I have been making AG for a while now and have made awesome things since then... Kind of irritating, but they love this sweet stout more than anything. If I made it again I would do AG, ditch the molasses, and probably just use us-05 or notty. The irish ale yeast did work out well though... come to think of it, I might use wlp005 next time and let it age a bit more. That would come out pretty good I think.

Some of the numbers (SRM, IBU, ABV, etc.) are off, as I had a weird setup for brewing back then and just winged it.

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Old 06-19-2013, 01:15 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. I'm going to have to give this a shot.

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