Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Double Chocolate Stout

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CollinsBrew

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Location
Jacksonville, FL
Recipe Type
All Grain
Yeast
Wyeast London Ale
Yeast Starter
N/A
Batch Size (Gallons)
5.5
Original Gravity
1.063
Final Gravity
1.010 expected
Boiling Time (Minutes)
90
IBU
32
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
8 days at 67
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
14 days at 67
Tasting Notes
Should be smooth with nice chocolate finish
Ingredients
Brewhouse Efficiency: 82.00%

10 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 120L (120.0 SRM) Grain
1 lbs Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain
1 lbs Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain
8.0 oz Roasted Barley (500.0 SRM) Grain

2.00 oz Cascade[3.50 %] (60 min) Leaf Hops
2.00 oz Cascade [3.50 %] (30 min) Leaf Hops

4.00 oz Ghiradelli Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (secondary) Misc - Boiled in water, chilled and then added.
16.0 oz Milk Sugar (Lactose) (0.0 SRM Boil) Sugar
1 Vanilla Bean scraped and cut in 2.0 oz Vodka (secondary)

1 Pkg Wyeast London Ale Yeast

Mash Profile

Single Infusion
60 min Mash 154.0 F
10 min Mash Out 168.0 F


This was moved to secondary last night and tasted like a great dark stout prior to the chocolate and vanilla bean addition. I'll add more on the flavor profile after I transfer to the keg in two weeks. Depending on the taste, I may still add a chocolate extract prior to kegging if it's too bitter.
 

TwistedLiquid

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Curious about your gravity readings and expected ABV? I just brewed a 3 gallon chocolate orange stout that has BIG numbers....

I see your OG now (had to look on the comp, it doesn't show on the mobile app)....
 
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CollinsBrew

CollinsBrew

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So, according to BrewSmith, my estimated FG was supposed to be 1.017 and it came in at 1.020 before pumping it into the keg. It has a great chocolate aroma and it's not too bitter which is something I was afraid of. It seemed a little heavy on the roasted barley on the initial taste but that may mellow at a colder temp with carbonation. The color was really nice and I'm excited to it pour into the glass.
 
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