Saturday, January 22, 2005

In preparation for getting my Nitro setup, I just started a new beer. It's going to be a Chocolote Coffee Stout and it's a bit of an experiment, so wish me luck.

It's based on HomeBrewMart's Dry Stout with some modifications:

  • 3/4 lb. Coarse Ground Sumatra
  • 1/4 lb. Roast Barley
  • 1/4 lb. Black Malt
  • 1/2 lb. Chocolate Malt
Steeped in about 1.5 gallons of water until just boiling.
  • 7 lbs. Light Malt Extract
  • 3/4 lb. Penzey's Natural Cocoa (although it may be a bit much on the cocoa
After that settled to a nice stable boil:
  • 1 1/2 ox. Northern Brewer Hops (8.6%) for 60 minutes
  • 1 oz. Fuggles Hops for 5 minutes
Combined with cold water to create 5 gallons of Wort at room temperature. Then pitched White Labs Irish Ale Yeast.

Planning to let it ferment for a week, then go to secondary for at least two weeks. So at least 3 weeks before i can find out whether the experiment worked. Also 3 weeks to assemble my nitro gear.

I had the unmodified version on Wednesday. Bmd had made a batch and it was most excellent, even bottled. And usually carbonated Stout doesn't get me excited. But this one was just fantastic. I hope my modifications to the recipe don't run it.

We'll see in 3 weeks.


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