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Old 09-03-2010, 11:38 PM   #1
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Ok... I was trying to make it fun, but that didn't stoke anyones interest. so.....

Just looking for a wee bit of help composing a triple choc stout recipe. This is my first recipe build, I did oodles of calculations and i'm hoping all turns out well.

Here's what I have so far....

3.3# Dark LME
1# Crystal malt 60L
1# Cara-pils
8 oz light brown sugar
8 oz Chocolate Malt
8 oz Roasted Barley
8 oz cocoa powder at last 5min of boil

1.5 oz Willamette hops at 45min boil
1 oz Willamette hops at 5 min boil (with cocoa powder)
In primary until It feels right...

IN SECONDARY for 10 days with
8 oz Dark chocolate ((Not sure if I should use powder or melted and made into a syrup)
8 oz milk chocolate ((same problem))
1 Vanilla bean split

Estimated OG 1.055
Estimated FG 1.014


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Old 09-05-2010, 02:28 AM   #2
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I've never used dark LME. Does it attenuate as well as lighter extracts? As for what chocolates to use, there was a thread in the Mead forum a while back where the OP made a bunch of different 1-gallon batches with different chocolates (cocoa powder, Nesquick, cocoa nibs, etc.) that might give you a little guidance there.


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Old 09-06-2010, 08:43 AM   #3
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it was suggested to me for my first creation (also a stout), to use pale LME and let the steeping grains darken the color. This still made beersmith give me a black color for the estimate. Pappers said that you dont really know what's in dark LME...

just passing along a tip that was given to me!

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Old 09-06-2010, 07:43 PM   #4
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Sorry I didn't provide it earlier, but here's the link to the aforementioned thread:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f30/our-...eriment-94358/
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:52 PM   #5
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If you can find it, I highly recommend this for the dark chocolate portion:

I use it in my recipe and it's fat free. Tastes fantastic too.

 
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:26 AM   #6
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I've used wonder cocoa before for a bride who wanted a fat free chocolate weddingcake. It was yummy and I was very surprised! Thanks for the tip Chshre I'll be adding that to the recipe. With that said, I guess using powder to flavor it in secondary is the best bet? How do I go about mixing it in without contaminating? Any tips are appreciated!

Here's the modified recipe that went into primary over the weekend.

(I was going to use light LME and get all the color from my grains, but as it turns out the LHBS was out of light LME, they are actually a microbrewery that helps me out.

3# Dark DME
1# Crystal 60L
1# White Wheat Malt (Replaced the Cara pils as it was only for head retention)
8 oz Chocolate Malt
8 oz Roasted Barley
1# Light Brown Sugar
8 oz Unsweetened Cocoa Powder @ last 5 min

1.5 oz Mt. Hood @ 45 min (Because the they only had 1 oz of Willamette available
1 oz Mt. Hood @ last 5 min

OH! And I changed my yeast to White Labs Cream Ale, post discussion with the brewmaster at the mock LHBS.

When I get to secondary i'll be using the WonderCocoa, Light Bakers Cocoa, and a split vanilla bean.

I tasted the wort.... It was amazing! ... I am very pleased so far. It started on Saturday and fermentation seems to be chugging along.

Btw....my hubby and I are building a Mash and Lauter tun set up this next weekend with the orange coolers. I'm excited.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:57 AM   #7
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In secondary, a lot of folks like to use cocoa nibs. Just spray them with starsan, crack them up with a rolling pin and you're set.

With 8oz in the boil, you might not need anymore chocolate. I use 6-9 ounces of wondercocoa in mine and it's a chocolate BOMB.

 
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With 8oz in the boil, you might not need anymore chocolate. I use 6-9 ounces of wondercocoa in mine and it's a chocolate BOMB.
Bah... lol... I'm a woman! There's never enough chocolate!!! lol. Well I might not add too much more, but I plan on making 3 additions of chocolate to keep the name Triple Choc stout I'll add a handful of cocoa nibs and maybe a sprinkle more powder and call it quits. **grumble grumble...too much chocolate**

The cocoa nibs will sink in the secondary right? No worries with them when it comes to bottling time eh? I don't move to a bottling bucket, I just go from secondary.

Thanks much!
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:51 AM   #9
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Get yerself a bottling bucket! Much easier than trying to prime in the secondary! Unless you're kegging, then that's easier than bottling alltogether.

 
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Get yerself a bottling bucket! Much easier than trying to prime in the secondary! Unless you're kegging, then that's easier than bottling alltogether.
I'll be kegging soon. I've been looking at cornelius kegs and checking the pocketbook

I've got a bottling bucket...If it's empty at the time then I use it, if not... I add the priming sugar to my bottles, no explosions yet.
Speaking of.... I haven't calculated the amount of priming sugar needed for this recipe? Anyone know a quick way of doing that?


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