So folks I couldn't wait any longer to hear how that previous recipe turned out as in 5 weeks we are having our Annual Irish Olympics so I had to get moving!
I took an all grain clone of Left Handed Milk Stout and tweaked it a tiny bit in BS for an extract brew. LHMS is one of my favorites and it's got a lot of depth in it. I taste a nice combination of a chocolate milk, roasted barley, tiny hint of coffee and nuts, maybe a illusion of Irish Cream Liqueur already there so in my book it's pretty close to an Irish Car Bomb but it just has a lot more flavor! It is "lacking" the Jameson so I will consider adding about 4 sticks of chopped and soaked vanilla in Jameson to the secondary.
Im just worried about having the vanilla or Jameson come through too much. Does anybody have experience with either of these in the secondary with a stout?
Here is the BS recipe:
Irish Car Bomb Milk Stout - Extract Converted - DME Base
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 3.25 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (4 Gallon)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: -
Amount Item Type % or IBU
5.93 lb Dark Dry Extract (17.5 SRM) Dry Extract 55.56 %
0.66 lb Amber Liquid Extract (12.5 SRM) Extract 6.22 %
0.96 lb Carafoam (2.0 SRM) Grain 8.99 %
0.78 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 7.27 %
0.78 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 7.27 %
0.58 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 5.45 %
2.15 oz Goldings, East Kent [4.00 %] (60 min) Hops 18.5 IBU
1.43 oz Goldings, East Kent [4.00 %] (10 min) Hops 4.5 IBU
0.99 lb Milk Sugar (Lactose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 9.24 %
(1) White Labs California Ale WLP001*
Est Original Gravity: 1.066 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.017 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.43 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.65 %
Bitterness: 23.0 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 39.7 SRM Color: Color
Steep grains as desired (30-60 minutes)
*NOTES: LMK If you want my full notes but they are on paper so I would have to put into BS (I wish they had a good log and an Ipad app).
Actual OG: 1.072!
I did NOT do a starter and I am having thoughts I should add another vial of the yeast strain. Any thoughts here folks?