That's it. I'm brewing this one. My favorite beer in the world is a Vanilla Stout from my local brewery and I've been looking for a good recipe. I think I'm sold. Has anyone tried the converted all grain recipe? How did it turn out?
I'm going to add some oatmeal and add in some special vanilla extract I'm getting in Nashville with 4.9/5 rating over 120 reviews. I'll let you know how it turns out, I'm flipping excited about this one.
This sounds really good, I'm happy it worked out for you. Nothing better than that feeling of success. How did you reach your decision on hops? I get lost in hop choices for my beers and could use any feedback in good hops for "sweeter" stouts.
I am about to finish up my first batch of this recipe and it has been a hit. Everyone has loved it and I love it so much that I plan on brewing it again in about two weeks. I used two vanilla beans that I soaked in bourbon for two weeks. I actually filled the vial that the beans came in. I also added about 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. I am happy with the balance. The vanilla flavor wasn't overwhelming at all. Thanks for the recipe!