Originally Posted by cmybeer
First off, that label is excellent!
Secondly, have you done this before or just experimenting? First thoughts are that that is a ton of graham crackers but what do I know, I've never mashed them before. Next thing that comes to mind are the hops. I don't know what exactly you are shooting for but 37 IBUs for a beer that big seems way to low to me. Third thing, I've used vanilla beans once and they are super potent so I'd put them in the secondary and take periodic tastings rather than just pick a set time before taking them out.
I have brewed this beer and versions of it 30+ times at this point, my original recipe was good but a little on the weaker side of things when it came to the prominence of the graham crackers so I spent a good 6 months coming up with an improved recipe.
The hops are low and feel free to increase the quantities in the recipe to suit your needs, however for me the hops almost interfered with the rest of the ingredients, so thats why in this version the hops have been reduced.
As for the Vanilla bean, they are very potent and should only have a small role in the flavor profile so thats why I only use them for a week.
Originally Posted by SuburbanBrewer
Might be a dumb question, but when do you add the brown sugar and bakers chocolate? Secondary? End of boil?
Brown Sugar and Bakers Chocolate are added at the beginning of the boil...make sure your Bakers Chocolate is unsweetened or you will get a horrible off flavor.