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Offline dnolan36

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Thoughts on Imperial Chocolate Stout Recipe
« on: February 12, 2012, 11:40:43 AM »
Since I have tried Southern Tier's Mokah and Choklat I have wanted to try my hand at making a imperial stout with a strong chocolate flavor. Now I have never brewed with chocolate or tried to make anything with a strong chocolate flavor before so I figured I would ask the pros on BA for their opinion. Also was planning on using some lactose. I have never used it before and do not know what a good amount is.

Here is the base recipe I am planning on using. I am using the DME since I am new to all-grain and the last RIS I did my efficiency was lower than planned I think due to the amount of grain in my mash tun.

Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons
Efficiency: 70%

14 lb - Pale 2-Row (63.64%)
0.5 lb - CaraMunich (2.27%)
1 lb - Special B (4.55%)
1.5 lb - Roasted Barley (6.82%)
0.5 lb - Chocolate (2.27%)
0.5 lb - Brown (2.27%)
1 lb - Milk Sugar (4.55%)
3 lb - Dry Malt Extract - Light (13.64%)

HOPS:
3 oz - Chinook (AA 13) for 60 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil

OTHER INGREDIENTS:
10 oz - Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa, Time: 1 min, Type: Flavor, Use: Boil
2 each - Vanilla Beans, Time: 1 min, Type: Flavor, Use: Boil

YEAST:
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05

Mash at 154
Mash out 168
Batch Sparge 168-170

Offline BeaverBrewer

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Re: Thoughts on Imperial Chocolate Stout Recipe
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 05:42:17 PM »
Check out the latest video (episode #55) of Brewing TV. Its' about a couple of stouts, but Chip (the cameraman) mentions that he got a good but not "overpowering" chocolate flavor to a stout he recently brewed, using only 5-6 ounces of unsweetened chocolate for 60 minutes in his boil.

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Re: Thoughts on Imperial Chocolate Stout Recipe
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 11:39:13 AM »
Heres a link I found quite helpful when I made my mocha porter....

http://www.byo.com/component/resource/article/Indices/38-Ingredients/316-brewing-with-chocolate

 

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