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Old 02-05-2008, 01:03 PM   #1
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Default Sweet Imperial Stout

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Nottingham
Yeast Starter: none
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.090
Final Gravity: 1.022
IBU: 27.7
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 52.6
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10 days @ 64 (glass)
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 6 weeks @ 64 (glass)

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Recipe: HopHed Sweet Imperial Stout
Brewer: HopHed Brewhaus
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Style: Sweet Stout
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (41.0)
Recipe Specifications

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Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 7.39 gal
Estimated OG: 1.090 SG
Estimated Color: 52.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 27.7 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 81.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
12.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 64.86 %
1.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 8.11 %
1.00 lb Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 5.41 %
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 5.41 %
1.00 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 5.41 %
0.50 lb Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 2.70 %
0.50 lb Black Barley (Stout) (500.0 SRM) Grain 2.70 %

1.50 oz Hallertauer [6.00 %] (60 min) Hops 21.7 IBU
0.50 oz Hallertauer [6.00 %] (15 min) Hops 3.6 IBU
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [10.00 %] (5 min) Hops 2.4 IBU

1.00 lb Milk Sugar (Lactose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 5.41 %

1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 17.50 lb
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Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 5.47 gal of water at 170.1 F 154.0 F

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Dual batch sparge with 3 gallons @170
Add .5 lb of lactose at beginning of boil, .5 lbs at 5 min.
Nottingham was rehydrated.

I just pulled the first two pints of this last night. The lactose is there, but it's certainly not overpowering. It's a bit sweeter than Sam Adams Cream Stout, but also much more full bodied with detectable chocolate and roasted notes. It's almost 9% alcohol, but you certainly can't tell by drinking it.

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Old 02-05-2008, 01:52 PM   #2
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You know, I've been sitting on a few pounds of lactose powder for awhile now, and I think that a sweet stout is exactly the way to go. Always wanted to try one.

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It's not as sweet as you might think. It's certainly not like drinking sugar, milk or cream. There's a hint of sweetness there but it's there with everything else.

The key is to not overdo it and overwhelm the rest of the palate. I think that this recipe was pretty successfull in doing that.

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Any chance of an extract version of this recipe? I have yet to take the plunge into AG and I'm just now starting to try out BeerSmith (in case it can automatically convert the recipe into extract.... if that's even possible...)

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Any chance of an extract version of this recipe? I have yet to take the plunge into AG and I'm just now starting to try out BeerSmith (in case it can automatically convert the recipe into extract.... if that's even possible...)

Thanks!
I hit convert in BeerSmith and this is what it spit out. 13# of LME and steep the rest of the grains.

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 7.39 gal
Estimated OG: 1.090 SG
Estimated Color: 52.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 27.7 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: - %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
13.05 lb Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 67.47 %
1.37 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 7.08 %
1.04 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 5.38 %
1.04 lb Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 5.37 %
0.91 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 4.72 %
0.46 lb Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 2.36 %
0.46 lb Black Barley (Stout) (500.0 SRM) Grain 2.36 %
1.50 oz Hallertauer [6.00 %] (60 min) Hops 21.7 IBU
0.50 oz Hallertauer [6.00 %] (15 min) Hops 3.6 IBU
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [10.00 %] (5 min) Hops 2.4 IBU
1.02 lb Milk Sugar (Lactose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 5.27 %
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale

Mash Schedule: None
Total Grain Weight: 19.27 lb
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Steep grains as desired (30-60 minutes)
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Did you actually finish at 1.022 even with the lactose? My similarly sized 08-08-08 Stout finished about 1.030 with no adjuncts.
I think I may have to consider a Sweet Stout in the near future. I'll probably target a lower gravity but your grain bill looks good.

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Did you actually finish at 1.022 even with the lactose? My similarly sized 08-08-08 Stout finished about 1.030 with no adjuncts.
I think I may have to consider a Sweet Stout in the near future. I'll probably target a lower gravity but your grain bill looks good.

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IIRC, this finished out at 1.026 - 1.028. I know that it was under 1.030.
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Is there a subsitute yeast I could use for this?

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Any clean, non-phenolic yeast would work. S-05, WLP001, WLP051 and Wyeast 1056 are all options.

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Any clean, non-phenolic yeast would work. S-05, WLP001, WLP051 and Wyeast 1056 are all options.
Thanks a lot. I believe this might be my next brew.
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