All Grain Yeast:
Nottingham Batch Size (Gallons):
5.50 Original Gravity:
1.114 Final Gravity:
80 Boiling Time (Minutes):
40 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
21 days Additional Fermentation:
Bottle Condition Tasting Notes:
Pronounced cocoa and espresso flavor with hop bitterness and nose. Clean finish.
20 lbs Maris Otter
1 lb Roast Barley
12 oz. Chocolate Malt (UK)
12 oz. Crystal 80L
8 oz. Flaked Wheat
4 oz. Light brown Sugar
2 1/2 inches of Brewer's Licorice Stick
3 oz. Target (11%) at 60 min.
1 oz. Target (11%) at 15 min.
1 oz. Target (11%) at Flame Out
Mash 152 Deg (1.25 qt./lb) for 60 min.
Did not use a starter, but pitched three packs of Nottingham.
Aerate at pitch and again at 24 hours.
Ferment in mid 50's for 2 days then allow to rise to 65
Bottle with 2.50 oz Corn sugar for 1.8 vols.
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