I'm brewing this on Saturday. I'm going to do a 6 gallon batch and I'm going to ferment 1 gallon with coffee added and the rest without. I am using 6lbs of Dark DME (no LME) and 1lb of extra light DME. Brewer's Friend gives me an estimated 1.053 OG and 1.012 FG coming to about 5.35% ABV.
I'll be doing 2-3 (depending on price) vanilla beans soaked in 8oz of "home-smoked" bourbon.
This will be my first dark brew and even more so, my first "non-busy hop schedule" brew. Can't wait to test it out.
Primary 1: Vanilla Stout (+1gal of coffee vanilla stout)
Primary 2: empty
Bottled: Al's Elixir IPA
Drinking:True Brew Pale Ale