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ARaces23

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I haven't brewed anything new/solo in quite awhile. Used to brew with a neighbor, but he's off the sauce now. We brewed lots of IPAs/APAs, and never ventured too big.
Looking for an all grain stout recipe that will be 12% plus & thick. Something that will stand up to possible adjuncts.
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If you want thick, then use a high percentage of your base grain as malted rye. Like 50 to 70 percent malted rye. You will get thick beer.
 

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I agree with the Rye recommendation. I would also use Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley and Golden Naked Oats. But you can easily risk it becoming too " syrupy ", almost like warm honey, and at 12% it will become too much... Just my humble opinion.

But something like:

65% Pale 2-row
20% Rye
15% Combo of Roasted Barley, Chocolate Malt, Crystal 120L and some Flaked Oats / Flaked Barley.

This could/would get you a nice, thick, syrupy, heavy, flavourful and perhaps classic Stout.
 
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Thanks for the tips. Been searching, but any specific recipes you’d recommend?
 

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I like the following grain bill:

75% Golden Promise / 2-row
7.5% Flaked Oats
5% Roasted Barley
5% Chocolate Malt
5% Crystal 120L or 60-70L
2.5% Crystal 150/160/180L

You can simply swap 20% 2-row with Rye malt and you should have a nice one.
 

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I wouldn't go above 7 to 8 % for the roasted grains for such a big beer. Seven percent is already equivalent to the amount of 14 % roasted grains for a beer with half the og of this big one. Easy to overdo roasted grains in big beers imo.
 

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Longer boil will also help caramelize some of the sugars, rendering them less fermentable and adding body to it, though this will sweeten the beer itself.
 
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