American Stout – March 7th 2015
I should start this post off by mentioning that my wife loves dark beer. She absolutely loves some big imperial stouts, and I like to make my wife happy.
Now that I’ve got that out of the way, let’s get on to the brew day and recipe.
I decided to brew an american stout recipe from the classic styles book for my wife since I primarily brew IPA’s and you have to break up the repetition once in a while…
I followed the recipe for the most part. I did however, use cascade hops since I didn’t have Horizon hops, and centennial and cascade are really similar to centennial. I also had a crap ton of cascade from one of my first hop orders and needed to get rid of them. The brew day itself went pretty much spot on other than slightly undersparging which caused my OG to come in a little high. The beer was technically in the imperial stout range when it finished fermenting. My notes are not with me at the moment but I believe the beer finished at 8.5%ABV and due to a hop substitution mix up came out a lot more like an imperial black IPA than a stout.
All Grain Recipe
Submitted By: cjhudson101
|Batch Size: 6.00 gal||Style: American Stout (13E)|
|Boil Size: 7.00 gal||Style Guide: BJCP 2008|
|Color: 42.6 SRM||Equipment: MY GEAR Pot and Cooler ( 6 Gal/19 L) – All Grain|
|Bitterness: 65.6 IBUs||Boil Time: 60 min|
|Est OG: 1.070 (17.1° P)||Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge|
|Est FG: 1.017 SG (4.3° P)||Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage|
|ABV: 7.1%||Taste Rating: 30.0|
|14 lbs||Pale Malt, 2 row (Gambrinus) (2.0 SRM)||Grain||1|
|1 lbs||Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM)||Grain||2|
|12.0 oz||Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L (40.0 SRM)||Grain||3|
|12.0 oz||Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM)||Grain||4|
|4.5 oz||cascade [5.5%] – Boil 60 min||Hops||5|
|1.00||Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min)||Misc||6|
|1.00 tsp||Yeast Nutrient (Boil 15 min)||Misc||7|
|2.5 oz||Cascade [5.5%] – Boil 5 min||Hops||8|
|2 pkgs||Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)||Yeast||9|