Hazelnut Milk Stout
Now that Iíve confirmed my stout is through its primary fermentation (pulled a sample at lunch), I have some confidence posting my first AG. Iíve made this as a PM a lot of times and Iím fairly confident Iíve successfully converted it to AG. The only issue so far, the OG was a little low. But Iím blaming that on the mash tun spigot popping off three times during the mash. I think next time Iím going to wrap some Teflon tape on it and hammer it in with a mallet.
0.75# Special B
0.5# Roasted Barley
0.5# Chocolate Malt
8.5# Mars Otter
0.5# lactose (at 10 minutes remaining)
1.5 teaspoons hazelnut extract at bottling
2oz. Willamette hops, AA=4.6% for the full 90 minute boil.
I infusion mashed for 30 minutes at 145F and 60 minutes at 150F. I mashed out at 168F.
I collected 7 gallons of wort. Boiled 90 minutes and collected 5.25 gallons into the fermentor.
OG = 1.051
FG = 1.013
ABV = 4.9%
IBU = 35
SRM = 37
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