Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 1084
Yeast Starter: 1.2L
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.049
Final Gravity: 1.008
Boiling Time (Minutes): 70
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days @ 66
Additional Fermentation: Cold Crash for 2 weeks
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): N/A
Tasting Notes: Mmm. Dry Irish with a little extra hoppiness, creamy.
After many conversations with my Irish wife, and as much wisdom as I could gather, I made my first Dry Irish Stout recipe from (mostly) scratch. Recipe as follows;
7 Lbs Maris Otter
1 Lb Flaked Barley
12 oz Black Patent
8 oz Pale Chocolate
2 oz Roast Barley (300 SRM variety)
1 Whirlfloc tab @ 15 Minutes
1 oz Perle (6.5) @ 60 minutes
1 oz EKG (5.8) @ 15 minutes
70 Minute boil. 60 Minute Mash @ 156.
1.049 OG, 1.008 final
The recipe cost me $20.29 at my LHBS prices. Probably less with buying grain in bulk, which I am doing now.
First batch notes: Creamy, thick head. Dry irish stout flavor. First batch didn't last long. Some hoppy freshness. Notes of chocolate and coffee. Little to no astringency (none that I could taste).
Second batch notes: Exactly like the first. Results are repeatable. Lasted slightly longer because I didn't invite anyone over to drink it.
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