I've got a pound of Pale Chocolate and a half pound of Carastan I need to use up, and was thinking of doing a Stout, but never done one of my own recipes for a stout before.
Any thoughts or suggestions before I grab the rest of the ingredients later today?
1# Pale Chocolate Malt
1/2# Caramel 80
1/2# Roast Barley
1oz Magnum 14.2 @ 60 Min
Mash @ 152-ish.
These will give me ~ 1.061 OG, ~54 IBUs, and ~ 32 SRM.
I'm not sure of going with a 1/4# of something darker (black barley?) in place of the Roast Barley? Also, I've got washed Nottingham, S-04, and some harvested yeast from Irish Death (similar enough to WLP002), and am not sure which to go with (thinking S04). Finally, I'm not sure i really need the oats in there, either.
Anyways, thanks in advance for the advice.