All Grain Yeast:
Wyeast American Ale Batch Size (Gallons):
3 gallons Original Gravity:
1.046 Final Gravity:
1.014 Boiling Time (Minutes):
60 min Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
4 Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
7 Tasting Notes:
The beer was really dark, with a thick brown head.
This was one of the first beers I ever made, and it includes a little bit of everything I thought would be good in a dark beer. It was kind of a "kitchen sink" stout.
6 lbs Marris Otter
1 lb dark crystal
4 oz chocolate malt
3 oz roasted barley
3 oz black patent
3 oz Belgian coffee malt
3 oz special B
3 oz dextrine
1 oz Wilamette (60 minutes)
1 oz licorice root
2 tsp vanilla powder
0.3 oz Belgian candi sugar (just because)
The starting gravity (1.046) was a bit lower than I had wanted, and the final gravity (1.014) was higher than desired. Bottled with 2/3 cup corn sugar. The beer tasted awesome!
Next time, I will go for fewer, more distinct flavors/ingredients.