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Old 01-26-2013, 01:25 PM   #1
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Default High OG/ABV stout tips

I am looking to make a high OG stout with a healthy amount of alcohol and would like some technical tips (e.g. what kind of hops are good for stouts as not to over power the maltiness; yeasts to use (white lab, wyeast, etc.); how much chocolate malt to use as to not OD on cocoa; etc.)
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I am looking to make a high OG stout with a healthy amount of alcohol and would like some technical tips (e.g. what kind of hops are good for stouts as not to over power the maltiness; yeasts to use (white lab, wyeast, etc.); how much chocolate malt to use as to not OD on cocoa; etc.)
Read through the recipe section.

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Be sure you have a good yeast starter or pitch enough if not using a starter.
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Be sure you have a good yeast starter or pitch enough if not using a starter.
Tons and tons of yeast are going to be key for you beer. Also temperature control for fermentation. Whatever yeast you use ferment it at the bottom end of the temperature spectrum to begin with otherwise you'll end up with a health amount of alcohol with a unhealthy (well, unwanted at least) alcohol burn.

And yeah, you should be able to find something in the recipe section. You descriptions of what you want are a little vague because you could go a lot of different ways with a big stout.
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