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Old 09-21-2009, 07:54 PM   #51
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Made this yesterday. Everything went well except when I tasted my sample it had what I would describe as a slightly burnt after taste. I'm not sure if I scorched the wort or if it was maybe the chocolate malt as I haven't done an AG with that dark a malt yet.Hopefully I didn't screw it up.

 
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:28 PM   #52
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Made this yesterday. Everything went well except when I tasted my sample it had what I would describe as a slightly burnt after taste. I'm not sure if I scorched the wort or if it was maybe the chocolate malt as I haven't done an AG with that dark a malt yet.Hopefully I didn't screw it up.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:36 PM   #53
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You know the other day I made an Oatmeal Stout, and my boil off was just less than usual, so I had to boil longer. When I tasted the sample, I thougth the same thing, it tasted burnt. 3 Weeks later I kegged it and tasted it, I couldnt taste it any more. Should be even better by November.
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Old 10-17-2009, 04:49 AM   #54
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I brewed this last Saturday on my double batch brew day. Took a Hydro sample today, sitting at 1.031, so still a bit to go but that sample tasted awesome! I am very much looking forward to this, thank you for sharing this excellent recipe BM!

 
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:54 PM   #55
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Just bottled this Saturday after 4 weeks in primary. My FG was at 1.033 which is a little high but seems to be fairly common as I read through the thread.My OG was 1.071 so it's still just a shade under 5 abv. I'll check back in 3 weeks after the first taste test.

 
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:17 PM   #56
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tried this for the first time today after brewing it on 8/8 and I just wanna say thanks BM its an awesome recipe. Wasnt even cold or very carbed up yet and it tasted fantastic.

 
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:38 PM   #57
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tried this for the first time today after brewing it on 8/8 and I just wanna say thanks BM its an awesome recipe. Wasnt even cold or very carbed up yet and it tasted fantastic.
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:58 PM   #58
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has anyone tried this using the fly sparge? Would you still sparge at 175 as opposed to the usual 168? I'm also curious what might happen if I increase the grain/water to 1.4 qrts water/grain. Thoughts?
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:12 AM   #59
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Well it took 8 weeks for the burnt taste to subside but it's turned into a really nice beer and will only get better as it ages I suspect. I steeped 2 vanilla beans in vodka and added them at bottling so if anything it's a little too sweet but still very drinkable and that too should get better with age. I've been holding off on letting anyone try it until I thought it was acceptable but as BM says I think many of my friends that shy away from stout will really like this.

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Old 11-18-2009, 11:13 PM   #60
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Just brewed this last night and pitched S-05 (all I had on hand). Looks and smells great! Just a quick question / thought about the IBUs. They calculate to about 6. This seems kind of low - should they be higher? All of the other BM recipes I have made have been great, so I am trusting this one also but I was just wondering.

 
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