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bricksnbrews

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This is my first time posting a recipe, so here goes....
HOME BREW RECIPE:
Title: Java and Vanilla Bean Imperial Stout

Brew Method: All Grain
Style Name: American Stout
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.070
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)

STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.095
Final Gravity: 1.027
ABV (standard): 8.97%
IBU (tinseth): 47.86
SRM (morey): 40

FERMENTABLES:
16 lb - American - Pale 2-Row (83.1%)
1.25 lb - American - Roasted Barley (6.5%)
1 lb - American - Chocolate (5.2%)
1 lb - Belgian - Special B (5.2%)

HOPS:
0.5 oz - Millenium, Type: Pellet, AA: 25, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 36.21
2 oz - Goldings, Type: Pellet, AA: 4.5, Use: Boil for 10 min, IBU: 9.45
2 oz - Goldings, Type: Pellet, AA: 4.5, Use: Boil for 2 min, IBU: 2.2

MASH GUIDELINES:
1) Infusion, Temp: 152 F, Time: 60 min, Amount: 21 qt
2) Fly Sparge, Temp: 170 F, Amount: 14 qt
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.1 qt/lb

OTHER INGREDIENTS:
1 each - Irish moss, Time: 5 min, Type: Fining, Use: Boil
1 oz - coffee grounds, Time: 1 min, Type: Flavor, Use: Boil
2 each - vanilla bean, Time: 1 min, Type: Flavor, Use: Boil

YEAST:
Fermentis / Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
Starter: Yes
Form: Dry
Attenuation (avg): 72%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Temp: 59 - 75 F
Fermentation Temp: 70 F

NOTES:
Slice vanilla beans open and scrape insides into a muslin bag with the coffee to throw in at flame out. I let it sit in while I whirlpool and move to fermenter only.

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I personally use organic vanilla beans from Madagascar and from the same health food place get some really nice dark roast coffee grounds. This method gives it a good coffee taste without being to over bearing (but I love coffee). Also I use two packets of the us-05 and make a killer starter. It seems to rip through this one no problem. This is one of my favorite beers by far, and only my first recipe I've come up with.
 

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Hi, I just copied the recipe and mine ended around 1.027, did you find it to be overly sweet or was it perfect for a vanilla stout?
 
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Mine wasn't too sweet for my tastes at all. I think it blends great with the coffee and higher abv.
 
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