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Coffee Beast Stout

Recipe by: Taft Canyon Brewers

Grains:
1.25 lbs Flaked Oats
.63 lbs Chocolate
.63 lbs Victory
.42 lbs Black Barley
.42 lbs British Roasted Barley
.42 lbs British Dark Crystal I 85°

Extract:
5 lbs Maris Otter Extract (60 minutes)

Hops:
1.65 oz UK Goldings Whole Leaf 3.4%AA (60 minutes)
.85 oz UK Goldings Whole Leaf 3.4%AA (60 minutes)

Yeast: British Ale Yeast (Wyeast #1098) – 1,000ML Starter

Misc: 
Whirfloc tablet (10 minutes)
2 cups Cold-steeped Espresso Coffee (1/3lb cold steep beans for 2 days – yield 2 cups liquid)

Mash Steps:
60 minutes at 155 degrees (12 quarts)
Batch sparge at 165 degrees (8 quarts)

Fermentation Temperature: 66 F

Notes:
Original Gravity: 1.057
Final Gravity: 1.013
ABV: 5.8%

 

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Thick Ass Stout

Recipe by: Taft Canyon Brewers

Specialty Grains:
5 lbs 8 oz Maris Otter
2 lb Flaked Barley
1 lb Black Barley
6 oz Acidulated Malt

Hops:
1.35 oz Challenger – 8.2% AA – Pellets (60 minutes)
Other:
0.5 tsp Irish Moss (10 minutes)

Yeast:
 Irish Ale (Wyeast Labs #1084)

Fermentation Temperature: 71 F

Original Gravity: 1.038
Potential ABV: 3.9%
Final Gravity: 1.012
Final ABV: 3.5%
Bitterness: 37.5 IBU

Mash Steps:
60 minutes at 159 degrees (16.5 quarts)
Mashout at 209 degrees (6.2 quarts)
Batch Sparge at 170 degrees (13 quarts)

Notes: Grain volume adjusted for Brew House Efficiency of 70%.
I decided to add a bit of Acidulated (Sour) Malt to give this Irish Stout a little bit of a different taste.  I have read a number of times that Guinness infuses its stout with sour beer.  Let’s see what Sour Malt can do to deepen the flavor profile.   Went with Challenger hops which were made famous by Bass – very English of me…

Final Notes:  So we kegged this several weeks ago, and are just about to finally kill the keg.  This stout came out about as I wanted it.  It was a little light, but the overall flavor was right on.  Crisp and dry with a creamy head and some hints of chocolate and coffee.  The sour malt was subtle, but I would certainly use it again.  This will be a beer that stays in the rotation for a while.

Brew History:

Brewed: March 30, 2013
Racked: April 7, 2013
Kegged: April 14, 2013

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