Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast American Ale
Batch Size (Gallons): 3 gallons
Original Gravity: 1.046
Final Gravity: 1.014
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 min
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 4
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7
Tasting Notes: The beer was really dark, with a thick brown head.
This was one of the first beers I ever made, and it includes a little bit of everything I thought would be good in a dark beer. It was kind of a "kitchen sink" stout.
6 lbs Marris Otter
1 lb dark crystal
4 oz chocolate malt
3 oz roasted barley
3 oz black patent
3 oz Belgian coffee malt
3 oz special B
3 oz dextrine
1 oz Wilamette (60 minutes)
1 oz licorice root
2 tsp vanilla powder
0.3 oz Belgian candi sugar (just because)
The starting gravity (1.046) was a bit lower than I had wanted, and the final gravity (1.014) was higher than desired. Bottled with 2/3 cup corn sugar. The beer tasted awesome!
Next time, I will go for fewer, more distinct flavors/ingredients.