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Old 03-01-2013, 01:15 PM   #11
Ondori
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Mar 2012
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I just tasted a sample of this after almost 3 weeks, and it is awesome already. The chocolate is really standing out now. Last week I couldn't even notice it.

I'm not sure what the equivalent would be to s-33, but the s-33 made this delicious. My only problem is that my fermentation got stuck at 1.036. I had to make a starter of some Wyeast London ESB I had laying around to kick start it again.

 
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:55 PM   #12
malboa
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Dec 2013
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anyone else try this recipe and if so, recommended aging times?

 
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Old 11-08-2014, 03:03 AM   #13
deckerchevy
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Nov 2014
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I just brewed this and everything was great until I ran the wort through my plate chiller....looks like a lot of sediment (prob from cocoa and lactose). It was clogging my strainer inside my boil kettle. I had to use a wooden spoon to scrape it away. It took forever to get it into my primary. Once in there I noticed a LOT of the sediment in the bottom of the primary. I don't think that is normal when I hadn't even added the yeast yet but this is my first milk stout. Can anyone tell me if this is normal? I was tempted to siphon it into my other carboy before starting the primary fermentation period. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

 
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:44 PM   #14
Balloonknot
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Jan 2015
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Made this beer last month and it turned out really well! I didnt let it sit in the primary fermentor for 3 weeks, I moved it after 2 weeks, fermentation finished basically in 2 days and it was explosive. blocked my air locks multiple times and I had to baby sit them for a day until the aggressive fermentation settled to something my airlocks could manage. Yes recommend running a blowoff tube.

I enjoy the flavor, it is a heavy strong beer. My OG was 1.080 and the FG was about 1.030. ~ 7.5% abv. I made a 10 gal batch and I have to break up the mash into two separate mashes, I only had 10 gal mashtun and the amount of grains this thing took was more than the mashtun could handle *o*.

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Old 03-27-2015, 04:27 PM   #15
alexmartens17
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Mar 2015
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I brewed this recipe yesterday and I smells wonderful. But when he said to use a blow off tube, he wasn't kidding!! I woke up today to a LOUD bubbling/rumbling sound. This is the most active fermentation ive ever had. I used a blow off tube into a growler and that wasn't even enough. Beer everywhere.

Moral of the story, use a giant bucket for blow off.

 
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:58 PM   #16
GeorgiaMead
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May 2013
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Im about to take a trip to the lhbs... This the winner

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:10 PM   #17
bwidner
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Nov 2014
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brewed last night BiAB, found out that my 7 gal kettle wasnt big enough for a 5 gal batch, so I had to leave 1 gal of water out of the mash recommended on my calculator. I expected a slightly lower OG due to this, hit 1.071 which was also prob partly to not having a colander strong enough to sit over the kettle to let the grain bill drain into. Airlock was going nuts this morning already, I used WLP002(after about 30 minutes or research to find the best liquid choice...I have been disappointed with dry yeast so I am stopping usage of it) and made a 1.6l starter. I do not like porters or stouts at all(the slight coffee taste of even sweet stouts gets me...i hate coffee) however I made it to give as a gift to both my father and SWMBO father, as they both enjoy the beers I have made but love stouts(which this is my first attempt). So dont think I will be able to add much to the tasting notes. Thanks for the awesome recipe though, trusting it will be amazing.

 
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:39 PM   #18
jakis
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Sep 2011
Toronto, Ontario
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Could I use something instead of chocolate extract to bottle?

 
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Old 01-10-2016, 10:59 PM   #19
E-Rodge
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Jul 2013
Birmingham, Al
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This is easily the best stout, and nearly the best beer overall i have made. Fantastic recipe! I ended up using wlp023 for this one, which i love this yeast. Very creamy and smooth from the lactose. I absolutely love the chocolate after taste to this brew. I only have about 1.5 gal left and already cant wait to brew it again for next winter!

 
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Old 01-22-2016, 07:45 PM   #20
CharlieM
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Aug 2012
Port Neches, Texas
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Another spring beer !

 
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