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Old 12-12-2010, 01:17 PM   #11
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I am thinking about brewing this, would it be a good all grain for my first all grain brew?

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Old 12-12-2010, 05:33 PM   #12
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I am thinking about brewing this, would it be a good all grain for my first all grain brew?
Sure! Stouts, especially sweet stouts, or porters are 'forgiving' beers, in that they are so flavorful that they cover up potential flaws. Its not a huge beer (in terms of grain bill, OG and abv) so its done relatively quickly.

You can use any number of yeasts with it, too. My latest batch of it used my 'house' strain - the yeast I tend to harvest and wash, which is WL's Edinburgh strain. But you could use Windsor from Danstar or Fermentis' US-04 if you'd rather use dry (which is easier to use and doesn't require a starter).
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:41 PM   #13
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Brewed this a little over a month ago, and it was (and still is) excellent. Very popular among my friends and those that had it. My mash techniques weren't perfect, so I ended up with a 3.7% ABV product (don't have my OG/FG notes on me).

I decided to skip the 2ndary and just bottled after letting it sit in primary for 2 weeks, and I couldn't keep my hands off trying one after only 10 days in the bottle, and it tasted marvelous. I think the only difference would be the amount of yeast sediment, but I don't really mind. I might try using Safale-04 or some liquid English strain next time just to see if it sediments better than the Windsor. I can't find anything wrong with this recipe in the slightest and I will definitely keep this one in my arsenal. Great recipe!

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Old 03-22-2011, 05:41 PM   #14
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Thanks, Time, I'm glad you liked it. Its the only stout I've been making recently. I've not tried 04 in it, but I think that would work fine. I've lately been using mostly WLP028 Edinburgh, which I use in many of my beers (I harvest and wash it).

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Should have added earlier that a batch of this won a silver medal in the small stout category at the 2012 Chicago Cup competition.

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This is my next brew. My wife loves sweet and milk stouts and I wanted something that didn't need to age. Plus I already had half the ingredients left over from other previous batches. Can't wait to see how this turns out.

One question though, is the 1.050 OG pre or post boil? With this grain bill I'm getting an OG calc of 1.062 post boil and I've locked in my brewhouse efficiency at at 67.5% which is low compared to yours in the OP.

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This is my next brew. My wife loves sweet and milk stouts and I wanted something that didn't need to age. Plus I already had half the ingredients left over from other previous batches. Can't wait to see how this turns out.

One question though, is the 1.050 OG pre or post boil? With this grain bill I'm getting an OG calc of 1.062 post boil and I've locked in my brewhouse efficiency at at 67.5% which is low compared to yours in the OP.
Its post boil OG. I see that I entered it as a 5 gallon recipe, when I usually make 5.5 or 6 gallons, so that probably accounts for the difference. In any case, using your system and processes, I would suggest adjusting the recipe so that you end up at around 1.050 OG.
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