Sweet Darkness- Chocolate Mint Milk Stout
  • scoobscoob
    Posts: 16,617
    Sweet Darkness

    BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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    13-B Stout, Sweet Stout

    Min OG: 1.042 Max OG: 1.056
    Min IBU: 25 Max IBU: 48
    Min Clr: 30 Max Clr: 60 Color in SRM, Lovibond

    Recipe Specifics
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    Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 5.50
    Total Grain (Lbs): 12.75
    Anticipated OG: 1.061 Plato: 14.99
    Anticipated SRM: 43.0
    Anticipated IBU: 32.1
    Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
    Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

    Pre-Boil Amounts
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    Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
    Pre-Boil Wort Size: 6.47 Gal
    Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.052 SG 12.84 Plato


    Grain/Extract/Sugar

    % Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    62.7 8.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
    7.8 1.00 lbs. TF Flaked Barley UK 1.034 0
    7.8 1.00 lbs. Roasted Barley America 1.028 450
    5.9 0.75 lbs. Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt 1.033 2
    7.8 1.00 lbs. Milk Sugar Generic 1.030 0
    3.9 0.50 lbs. Crystal 40L America 1.034 40
    2.0 0.25 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.029 350
    2.0 0.25 lbs. Weyermann Carafa Special III Germany 1.035 660

    Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


    Hops

    Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    0.75 oz. Cluster Pellet 7.70 24.5 60 min.
    1.25 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 5.35 7.6 15 min.


    Extras

    Amount Name Type Time
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    1.00 Oz Wintergreen Leaves Spice 5 Min.(boil)
    1.00 Oz Wintergreen Leaves Spice Vodka tea added at kegging or bottling time
    add 8 oz of hersheys cocoa powder to last 10 minutes of the boil,

    Yeast
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    WYeast 1084 Irish Ale


    Mash Schedule
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    Mash Type: Single Step

    Grain Lbs: 11.75
    Water Qts: 15.60 - Before Additional Infusions
    Water Gal: 3.90 - Before Additional Infusions

    Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.33 - Before Additional Infusions

    Saccharification Rest Temp : 152 Time: 60
    Mash-out Rest Temp : 212 Time: 10
    Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 10


    Total Mash Volume Gal: 4.84 - Dough-In Infusion Only

    All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.



    Notes
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    ***add 8 oz of hersheys cocoa powder to last 10 minutes of the boil***

    mash at 152 for 1 hour, follow usual mash procedures
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  • LothosLothos
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    looks like im adding this one to my stash of stouts
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  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    anbody ever added cocao powder to a hoppy beer? is that crazy.
    i guess i could try adding a small amount to a finished pint before drinknig to get a ballpark.
  • LothosLothos
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    im going to add 2 lbs of bakers chocolate instead of cocoa powder

    just because its not sweet its kinda bitter
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  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    Lothos said:

    im going to add 2 lbs of bakers chocolate instead of cocoa powder

    just because its not sweet its kinda bitter


    good thinking, i like bitter!

  • ThymThym
    Posts: 109,364
    Lothos said:

    im going to add 2 lbs of bakers chocolate instead of cocoa powder

    just because its not sweet its kinda bitter



    i used bakers chocolate in my chocolate raspberry stout. It's intense. 2lbs would likely leave you grimacing due to the bitterness. I used around 4oz in 10gallons... more than enough IMHO. I also added it early so it could really be broken down into the wort. Otherwise it's kinda clumpy and greasy and doesn't go anywhere.
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  • LothosLothos
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    oh did i say it was all in the beer Sorry i was drinking banana bread ale and chewing on the chocolate maybe got 8 oz in the pot was a drunk night it was
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  • ThymThym
    Posts: 109,364
    Lothos said:

    oh did i say it was all in the beer Sorry i was drinking banana bread ale and chewing on the chocolate maybe got 8 oz in the pot was a drunk night it was


    :))
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 80,630
    Lothos said:

    oh did i say it was all in the beer Sorry i was drinking banana bread ale and chewing on the chocolate maybe got 8 oz in the pot was a drunk night it was



    I knew I liked you. I want to try this sans the mint. I don't like mint. But that's my problem.
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  • LothosLothos
    Posts: 2,146
    it has mint in it eeeuuuuuwwww dont like mint in my beer :)) only in a mint jelup
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  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 80,630
    Lothos said:

    it has mint in it eeeuuuuuwwww dont like mint in my beer :)) only in a mint jelup



    Ha!
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  • scoobscoob
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    I really need to look at the "mine" tab, I have comments on my threads but like an ass, I don't look into them.

    I am brewing this up real soon so it is on tap for fall, by real soon that is likely by mid-summer. L-)
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