Chocolate Thunder Porter - v1
Recipe Type: Partial Mash Yeast: Irish Stout Yeast Starter: None Batch Size (Gallons): 5 Original Gravity: 1.056 Final Gravity: ? (maybe 1.014) IBU: 13.7 Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color: Black, a little brown Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 18
3.3 lbs light LME
3 lbs light DME
.75 lbs Chocolate Malt
.5 lbs flaked barley
1/2 oz Cascade pellets, 60
8 oz Baker's chocolate (alkali processed), 40 mins
8 oz lactose, 1/2 cup sugar (Priming)
It isn't bad, but it didn't come out how I'd want it in the future. This one was formulated to be a higher-density companion to the Caramel Cream Ale, so that you could float the vanilla on the chocolate and have a black n' white cookie.
Didn't quite work out, or else I didn't pour 'em right.
Next time, I'd try a few things (and when I try them, I'll re-post):
16 oz. chocolate, boiled for 50 min
More hops - not sure what kind, but some flavoring hops might be good
More priming sugar- I was trying to keep the carbing low, but that was a mistake.
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