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Patrickivan
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Stout?

Post by Patrickivan » 3 weeks ago

I was planning a roboBrew this weekend.

I was wondering how you think this would work for a stout just off the top of my head.

Here's what I'm planning.

Total weight 11 lbs/ 5kg
4 x 2 Row
4 x Munich Malt
1 x Briess Victory
1 x Chocolate Pale Malt
1 x Roasted Barely

1 oz Hallertau hops 60m

WLP Irish Ale Yeast

And a single stage mash. Nothing fancy.
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Re: Stout?

Post by Reignman » 3 weeks ago

Why so much Munich? Hallertauer?

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Re: Stout?

Post by Patrickivan » 3 weeks ago

Reignman wrote:
<span title="|20 Nov 2018|, 17:44">3 weeks ago</span>
Why so much Munich? Hallertauer?
The Munich to give it a little more malty profile, and the Hallertau for a little spicy floral aroma.

Do you think that the chocolate and roasted barely will just overpower the Munich to the point that I should increase the 2 row and lower the Munich? Or just drop it all together?
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Post by Reignman » 3 weeks ago

That is a tough one. You have a lb. of victory, choc and roast barley, but with 4 lbs. of munich it will definitely be maltier and fuller. I would hop it to around 40.

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Re: Stout?

Post by Patrickivan » 3 weeks ago

Reignman wrote:
<span title="|22 Nov 2018|, 06:40">3 weeks ago</span>
That is a tough one. You have a lb. of victory, choc and roast barley, but with 4 lbs. of munich it will definitely be maltier and fuller. I would hop it to around 40.
I don't brew many stouts. This will only be the 2nd, and the last was pretty much just an OBK kit.

And this is based on pretty much on ingredients I have on hand, without really wanting to place an order for more ingredients at this point. I do have some other hops. Northern Brewer, cascade, and citrus.

This is as about as experimental as I've gotten.
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Re: Stout?

Post by brhenrio » 3 weeks ago

It definetly will be roasty. But if that is how you like your stouts go for it! I see nothing wrong with it, would be a great base to add vanilla and oak in secondary
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Tap 3: Lil' Runt Mild
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Re: Stout?

Post by Patrickivan » 1 week ago

It smelled great. OG was 1.060. Fermentation started up within 12 hours.

Was moderate. At one point looked like it was close to blowing, but stayed steady for 24 hours. So I stupidly thought it topped out so didn't bother with a blow off tube.

Then it blew the lock off overnight. Lost about 4-5 litres. :facepalm:

Put a new lock on in the morning and the fermentation was still going. Hopefully it didn't get infected. The Co2 production should have been strong enough to keep O2 from affecting it.

We shall see. I'll be kegging it in a week.
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Re: Stout?

Post by brhenrio » 1 week ago

It was actively fermenting, it will be fine.
In the fermentor: Cherry Brown Sour, Raspberry Sour, Golden Sour, Gentleman's Skids Brown Ale
Tap 1: Root Beer
Tap 2: Destined for the drain
Tap 3: Lil' Runt Mild
Tap 4: Kicked

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