1. Box of Rocks

    Dried Montmorency Cherries anyone?

    Final stages of planning out Uncle Gene's Chocolate Cherry Smoked Porter: <iframe width="100%" height="500px" src="" frameborder="0"></iframe> Four questions for discussion: How much smoked cherry wood malt? How much lactose? How...
  2. M

    Good hops for Stout

    What hops are good for Stouts. I have heard that not a lot of hops is recommended? But others are saying a few are good. What do you say?
  3. BeardedViking

    Russian Impertial Stout recipe feedback

    Hello brewers! Im planning on brewing a RIS and want some feedback on the grains in the recipe. What i have come up with so far is: 3kg Pale Ale 0.7kg Flaked Oats 0.2kg Carafa Special 1 0.3kg Chocolate Malt 0.3kg Roasted Barley 0.1kg Lactose 0.1kg Dextrose (ABV bump) 14l strike water and i...
  4. SkaldBrewer

    Tropical Stout & a lovely loaf!

    Here’s a tropical stout I just finished for a friend called “Number 1 Fan” along with a loaf of homemade French bread to go with it! Link to my recipe:
  5. Kosh

    Working with flaked barley, extract brew.

    extract brew. I have seen several recipes from reputable companies such as northern brewer that call for flaked barley to be steeped along with the other specialty grains. Since steeping does not convert the flaked barley properly will this hurt anything? Will flaked barley convert properly or...
  6. J

    Any feedback on this Stout recipe?

    Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill % 0.82 kg Weyermann - Pale Ale 39 2.3 70.6% 0.1 kg Briess - Caramel Malt - 60L 35.4 60 8.6% 0.1 kg Flaked Oats 33 2.2 8.6% 100.4 g Weyermann - Carafa I 32 340 8.6% 40.3 g Briess - Caramel Malt - 120L 34.5 120 3.5% 1.16 kg Total Amount Variety Type AA Use Time...
  7. B

    Brewing stout with dessert

    Hi, I'm planning to brew milk stout and I want the flavors will be similar to some desert I like with biscuits/cookies and meringue. Anyone had any experience with this kind of brew? How can I get the flavors? I thought to use biscuit malts, but I think chocolate malts will overpower it. I...
  8. A

    Extract only Stout, needs help.

    Hello! I got a challenge from a friend of mine to brew a decent Extract ONLY stout. That means no steeping grains at all. Only a combination of Extracts allowed. Additions of sugars/maple syrup/coffee and other additives are also accepted. Just not more steeping grains. Since this is new...
  9. BoulterBrewer

    Oatmeal Stout

    Looking for some feedback on this Oatmeal Stout! It's the first time i've ever made one, so any advice appreciated!
  10. B

    Umami Flavor in Stouts

    I'm interested in hearing what folks use (grain, yeast, barrels, etc) to get the savory umami character in stouts. I particularly like how it balances the residual sweetness in bigger beers. I've yet to find the grain or yeast combo that imparts those qualities/notes. Any feedback or guidance...
  11. bradyt88

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Stout

    I'm looking for suggestions on a stout recipe I came up with. I know, I know... summer is coming. Why am I brewing a stout? I have had this itch to brew a really creamy, silky stout for a while now. I brewed one last year and it came out a little too thin for my liking. I figured I'd give it a...
  12. BenBe

    Wood chips

    What is the best technique for wood chips sterilization, wood chips taken at the farm?
  13. BenBe

    What if (Oatmeal Stout)

    I brewed an Oatmeal Stout ealier this month. I am planning to bottle it in 5 days. I choose this kind of stout because of the oatmeal flavor. What if I add half a pound of oatmeal with my carbonate solution (which would be 500ml of boiled water, 3 oz of maple syrup)?
  14. A

    Cherry Coffee Imperial Stout Feedback Request

    I put this together based on some recipes I saw online and some things that have worked for me. 11 lb 2 row 3 lb dark Munich 8 oz carastan 8 oz crystal 90 8 oz chocolate malt 8 oz brown malt 5 oz roasted barley 8 oz flaked oats Mash 60 min at 155 1.5 oz northern brewer 60 minutes .5 oz...