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Old 09-05-2009, 03:51 PM   #1
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12.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 80.54 %
0.30 lb Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 2.01 %
0.30 lb Black Barley (Stout) (500.0 SRM) Grain 2.01 %
0.30 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 2.01 %
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 15.8 IBU
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (60 min) Hops 14.3 IBU
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (60 min) Hops 14.3 IBU
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (5 min) Hops 2.9 IBU
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1.00 lb Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 6.71 %
1.00 lb Milk Sugar (Lactose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 6.71 %
1 Pkgs Irish Ale (Wyeast Labs #1084) Yeast-Ale

Est Original Gravity: 1.083 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.021 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 8.12 %
Bitterness: 47.3 IBU
Est Color: 27.1 SRM

its basically Charlie's Dry Stout Recipe as far as the specialty grains go, and I've added some more 2row to make it strong. Some extra fuggles too.

i've added the honey because last time i brewed this (without the lactose) the yeast stalled and it only got down to 1.020 after 5 weeks.

so questions-
1 is 1# Lactose too much? havent used it in a brew yet. found a sweet stout recipe in the forum here that uses 1#. but in that Designing Great Beers book, he says only use .3#

2 I have some more fuggles. does 8% ABV and 47 IBU sound good? or does it need a little more IBU since its higher ABV?

3 since the ABV is higher, should i add .5# of the specialty grains or is .3# enuff?

4 how bout some oats or flaked wheat for head retention? i'm going to keg this one, but some extra head is always a good thing (in beer and in life)

thanks for any info at all. brewing sunday night i still have time to get to LHBS before i mash.

also i made a real big starter that has been on the stirplate since last night. 4 cups water 1 cup DME


Fermenting: 12g Elevated Line California Lager
Kegged: Elevated Line Toast IPA, Founder's Breakfast Stout Clone, Elevated Line Blonde, Elevated Line Christmas Molasses Porter
On Deck: Death by Dunkel, Mango Lambic?, Barleywine, Wheat, Cali Lager, Pilsner, Honey Porter, etc., etc...

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Old 09-05-2009, 04:08 PM   #2
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personally, I would nix the honey. Alls this is going to do is dry it out. since you have a good starter you will be fine. the irish ale yeast will also dry out the brew, so the honey will be a bit much IMO. other than that, I think 47 ibu is plenty. but thats all personal prefrence. I would probably drop down to around 38-40. but im not a hop head.

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