American Stout Rhinestone Carboy

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This recipe started as a pantry sweep stout to use up the leftovers of several dark malts, but the resulting beer has a really nice, complex flavor and aroma so I think it's worth sharing.

It needs another few days in the keg before it's ready but then I'll post photos of the pour. If it ages well I'll enter it in a competition, but let's see what my brew buds think of it first.

Rhinestone Carboy Stout

Brew Method: BIAB
Style Name: American Stout
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 6 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.048
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)

Hop Utilization Multiplier: 0.98

STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.060
Final Gravity: 1.015
ABV (standard): 5.93%
IBU (tinseth): 45.32
SRM (morey): 36.77
Mash pH: 5.24

FERMENTABLES:
12.125 lb - Maris Otter Pale (87.2%)
8.6 oz - Roasted Barley (3.9%)
4.7 oz - Pale Chocolate (2.1%)
4.5 oz - BlackSwaen Coffee Malt (2%)
4.4 oz - Roasted Barley (2%)
4 oz - CaraMunich I (1.8%)
2.4 oz - Carafa III (1.1%)

HOPS:
19 g - Magnum, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.7, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 31.03
28.3 g - East Kent Goldings, Type: Pellet, AA: 6, Use: Boil for 20 min, IBU: 11.42
21.6 g - East Kent Goldings, Type: Pellet, AA: 6, Use: Boil for 5 min, IBU: 2.87

MASH GUIDELINES:
1) Temperature, Temp: 154 F, Time: 60 min, Amount: 8.75 gal, Sacc rest

OTHER INGREDIENTS:
5 g - Calcium Chloride (dihydrate), Time: 60 min, Type: Water Agt, Use: Mash
1.8 g - Epsom Salt, Time: 60 min, Type: Water Agt, Use: Mash
3 g - Gypsum, Time: 60 min, Type: Water Agt, Use: Mash
4 g - Baking Soda, Time: 60 min, Type: Water Agt, Use: Mash
6 ml - Lactic acid, Time: 0 min, Type: Water Agt, Use: Mash

YEAST:
Fermentis / Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04
Starter: No
Form: Dry
Attenuation (avg): 75%
Flocculation: High
Optimum Temp: 54 - 77 F
Pitch Rate: 0.35 (M cells / ml / deg P)

PRIMING:
CO2 Level: 2.75 Volumes

TARGET WATER PROFILE:
Profile Name: London (Porter, dark ales)
Ca2: 100
Mg2: 5
Na: 35
Cl: 60
SO4: 50
HCO3: 265
Water Notes:


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since it's a beverage, I can make this Die Hard reference, "I was always partial to Roy Rogers, myself."
Jk, recipe looks awesome! First time I've seen coffee malt!
 
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Roasted barley is on the list twice with differing amounts....
Oh yeah sorry, I'll fix that. I did have two small bags of leftovers. Like I said, it started out as a pantry sweep recipe.
 
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Hey thanks, it's going to be the name of my homebrewing-themed brewpub. When my lotto numbers come in, that is. Our mascot will be a portly cowboy named Rusty Capper. Bottle drying rack chandeliers, it'll be great.
 

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It like betting on both black and red when playing roulette you only have a small change of it going wrong :p
 
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Alright here is some sweet sweet pourn for all you fans out there!

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Hands down this is one of the best beers I've ever brewed. I dropped a growler by my LHBS and they loved it, couldn't believe it was 6%, and they thought it drank almost more like a dry Irish stout than an American stout.
 

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Nice glassware!
Enjoy the fruits of your hard work!
I'm sure that keg will kick fast!
 
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Nice glassware!
Enjoy the fruits of your hard work!
I'm sure that keg will kick fast!
Hey thanks! It's a Duvel glass (my favorite), the big red D is on the back side for the photo. The keg is already getting light, it's just such a nice sipper I can't keep my hands off that tap. I'm going to brew this again real soon, easy to make and deeply satisfying to drink.
 
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I wanted to add that, after brewing ~50 batches, this beer is the reason I started brewing in the first place. I can't buy anything this good and I can't stop sipping on it.

Just today, just now, I've arrived at self actualization. It's as if id, ego, and super-ego walked into a bar...


Seriously though, I'm bottling a few to toss into competition. Couldn't hurt.
 

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I just brewed an American Stout also. Sometimes those clean out recipes end up being the best ones. I’ve made several American Brown Ales that way.
 

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