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Old 06-12-2007, 01:54 PM   #1
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Default Best Basic Stout

I've made 35 batches of beer over the past 11 months, but one thing I've not done yet is a regular ol' stout. I've found myself craving the stuff, but my stouts are all bruisers or have adjuncts. Coffee, Imperial, Oatmeal, Cherry, etc. The one thing I haven't done is a medium-gravity (1.055-1.065 or so) normal old dry stout...and I've found myself really wanting some lately. I prefer roastier stouts, but unfortunately, I keep ending up with "harsh" notes because I overdo the dark malts in the quest for roastiness.

So, what's your favorite dry stout recipe (AG or PM)?

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Old 06-12-2007, 02:07 PM   #2
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Here is my simple Stout. This one started at 1.049. Follow the percentages for scalability.
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