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Offline HikeNC

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Sweet Potato Stout
« on: October 05, 2011, 02:30:33 PM »
I'm about to brew a sweet potato stout this weekend and still haven't decided how many pounds to add to the mash. I'm shooting for an OG of 1.062 with a stout around 6.3%. I've tried to keep the dark grains to a minimum so their flavor won't cover the sweet potato flavor completely. What was the ABV of your stout? I was thinking 8-10 pounds, but leaning closer to 8 just because it's my first time using a vegetable; I don't want the potato flavor to be too strong making it undrinkable. Any thoughts/suggestions?

Thanks!

Offline beefnbarley

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Re: Sweet Potato Stout
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 09:29:28 AM »
Not sure, but this sounds interesting.  I use about 3-4 pounds of boiled pumpkin in my pumpkin ales (5 gal) and it comes through very light.  I would think 5-6 lbs might be a reasonable place to start.

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Re: Sweet Potato Stout
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 08:18:17 PM »
Scarification. 
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