I will be a married man this January
and was thinking about brewing a beer on the weekend of the wedding to celebrate.
I want to brew an epic beer that SWMBO and i would drink a year from January on our anniversary and for anniversaries to come!
SWMBO loves Mackeson's Sweet Stout as well as Old Rasputin--and thats when it hit me! I want to make the 888 RIS boarderline
milk stout-esque. I also want to add cherries to the secondary.
Batch Size (Gal): 5.00 Wort Size (Gal): 5.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 17.40
Anticipated OG: 1.08851 Plato: 21.230
Anticipated SRM: 57.6
Anticipated IBU: 82.5
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes
13.33 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)
1.25 lbs. Roasted Barley
1.00 lbs. Special B Malt
0.33 lbs. Crystal 120L
0.33 lbs. Crystal 75L
0.33 lbs. CaraMunich
0.33 lbs. Chocolate
0.50 lbs. Pale Chocolate
1.50 oz. Horizon (12.69%AA) 60 min.
1.00 oz. Goldings (4.75%AA) 10 min.
1.50 oz. Goldings (4.75%AA) 0 min.
WYeast 1056 Amercan Ale/WLP001/US-05/Nottingham
So here goes the questions:
1. According to Ray Daniels' DGB I am told to use 10 lbs. of cherries for 5 gallons. Does this seem right? I will add them to secondary.
2. Since I will be adding cherries, would the flame-out golding addition "interfere" with the cherry?
3. Should I add lactose or would Splenda work as well?
4. 60 min. boil?
Any other thoughts would be cool.
Secondary: DFH Punkin Ale
Cigar City Jai Alai IPA Clone, Apple Jack 1.0, Apple Jack 2.0
Drinking: Yakima Blonde
(Imperialized), Banana Wheat, Russian Imperial Stout, and anything i can get my hands on
Watermelon Wheat, Red Panda Ale, Gluten Free Brown Ale, Mojito IPA, Smoked Pepper Stout