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Offline Ck27

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Rookie looking for advice on brewing stouts
« on: July 20, 2017, 10:18:52 PM »
So, I am a rookie when it comes to home brewing and even as a rookie I managed to get a friend in Denmark involved with home brewing and we agreed to send beer we make back and forth and he told me that he wants me to make a Stout, I have 0 experience with stouts and I was wondering if someone would be willing to give me some tips and maybe some guidelines and assistance with starting one. I have brewed 3 batches of ales thus far and that's about all I have made. I am looking for a smaller batch about 3 gallons


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Re: Rookie looking for advice on brewing stouts
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 05:20:33 AM »
When designing a recipe to match a style, I usually find sources to describe the style and search for recipes which are well accepted as being true to style.  The first place I go to is the BJCP web site for the style description.  Next, I will search for recipes that match the style in one of my recipe books (Brewing Classic Styles, Modern Homebrew Recipes are two of my standards) and supplement those recipes with others I find on-line [AHA web site, homebrew talk recipe database, BeerSmith recipe database) to find common ingredients, brewing methods, and target values for OG/FG/IBU/color.

Some places to start are right on Brad's blogs and podcasts:

http://beersmith.com/blog/2008/03/14/brewing-an-irish-stout-beer-recipe/

http://beersmith.com/blog/2011/03/10/irish-stout-recipes-with-john-palmer-beersmith-podcast-11/

Hope this helps some.
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Re: Rookie looking for advice on brewing stouts
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 09:41:49 AM »
When designing a recipe to match a style, I usually find sources to describe the style and search for recipes which are well accepted as being true to style.  The first place I go to is the BJCP web site for the style description.  Next, I will search for recipes that match the style in one of my recipe books (Brewing Classic Styles, Modern Homebrew Recipes are two of my standards) and supplement those recipes with others I find on-line [AHA web site, homebrew talk recipe database, BeerSmith recipe database) to find common ingredients, brewing methods, and target values for OG/FG/IBU/color.

Some places to start are right on Brad's blogs and podcasts:

http://beersmith.com/blog/2008/03/14/brewing-an-irish-stout-beer-recipe/

http://beersmith.com/blog/2011/03/10/irish-stout-recipes-with-john-palmer-beersmith-podcast-11/

Hope this helps some.

Thanks, I'll take a look and see what I can't come up with. :)

 

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