So a few days ago I brewed up the zymurgy recipe for Rogue's Chocolate stout. I steeped the following grains in 2.5gal water in a muslin bag at 155 for 30 min:
.5lb Crystal (135-165L)
.25lb Chocolate (350L)
.25lb British Chocolate (450L)
.2lb Roasted Barley (450L)
.5lb Rolled Oats
...then added 6lbs Light DME @ boil
I have never sparged my steeped specialty malts so I didn't this time, just pulled it out of the wort and held it above for a few minutes until it stopped dripping.
My worry now is that the stout looks like a light brown ale! I did a 90 min boil and i'm afraid I possibly boiled too much off (went from 2.5 gallons to around 1.5gal) and by that it got too diluted when I added it to 3.5 gallons of water. I've included a pic below and am just wonder what I should do!? I was think perhaps steeping a smaller version of the grain bill(.25 Crystal, .15 Chocolate, .15 Brit Chocolate, .1 Roasted Barley, possibly even throwing a little black patent in too?) in a couple quarts of water and racking on to it when I transfer to secondary to maybe get the color I want?
This is at day 3..