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Old 09-19-2012, 04:02 AM   #1
andrewhicks237
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Hey all,

Would love to get feedback... Had a crazy thought tonight (while eating a thin mint cookie bar) to brew a Girl Scout Thin Mint Milk Stout!!! Was curious if any other wackos out there have tried this or tried it with a similar style ale??! LEt me know! Thanks guys!

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Fermenting: Left Hand Milk Stout clone
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:06 AM   #2
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I have not tried anything yet. I am working on a recipe for a porter or stout with mint as an accent. I think this would be a better Christmas brew than some weird spiced thing. I will work on the recipe and post it later for review.


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Old 11-30-2012, 05:04 AM   #3
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So I am finally getting around to my attempt at the Thin mint beer. I have a good porter with some good roast flavor as well as some chocolate and coffee flavors. I normally dry hop the beer to give it an extra dimension. This time around I will be pulling and kegging 4 gallons on the dry hop and then I will add some peppermint with a little sugar so the yeast can scrub off the oxygen and soon I will let you guys know how it turns out.

Here is the base porter recipe:

1.057 OG 38 IBU 28 SRM 5 Gallon batch

9 # pale malt
1# flaked barley
.75# crystal 120
.75# chocolate malt 350 L

1 oz willamette @ 60
1 oz willamette @ 20
1 oz cascade @ 5
1.5 oz cascade DH
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:11 AM   #4
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Instead of the Willamettes and Cascades, I would go with some Northern Brewer. It gives a minty, woody profile that I really enjoy in porters and stouts, and would mesh really well with this concept.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:42 AM   #5
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This sounds sooo delicious!!! Mmnn mint chocolate chip beer...

 
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:21 AM   #6
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Instead of the Willamettes and Cascades, I would go with some Northern Brewer. It gives a minty, woody profile that I really enjoy in porters and stouts, and would mesh really well with this concept.
I agree. I should probably seek out hops that are less likely to have citrus flavors for this type of beer. I think I will start keeping something like northern brewer or fuggles on hand in the future. Currently I try to always have Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe, Columbus, Willamette and Magnum on hand.

Do you think any of those might work in place of the Willamette and Cascade?
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:05 AM   #7
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Willamette is basically US grown Fuggle, so that would do well in a stout, too. I think the minty wood profile from Northern Brewer is pretty unique, and the rest you have are all citrus American hops, save Magnum, which is a nice clean bittering hop. If you are looking for no hop presence past bittering, I would use the Magnum. If you want some character coming through, I would finish ideally with NB, but Willamette would make a damn good beer, too.


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