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Dark Chocolate Cherry Stout

211 calories
Method: All Grain
Style: Sweet Stout
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.046 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 85% (brew house)
Calories: 211 calories (Per 12oz)
Share: <EMBED>
1.063
1.021
5.5%
33.46
42.82
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
7.5 lb United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale7.5 lb Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 68.2%
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 80L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 80L 33 80 9.1%
1 lb American - Chocolate1 lb Chocolate 29 350 9.1%
0.5 lb United Kingdom - Roasted Barley0.5 lb Roasted Barley 29 550 4.5%
1 lb Lactose (Milk Sugar)1 lb Lactose (Milk Sugar) 41 1 9.1%
11 lb Total      
 
Hops
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
2 oz Crystal2 oz Crystal Hops Pellet 4.3 Boil 60 min 30.68
0.5 oz crystal0.5 oz crystal Hops Pellet 4.3 Boil 10 min 2.78
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
8 oz cocoa powder, scharffenberger Flavor Boil 0 min.
43 oz pitted fresh bing cherries Flavor Secondary --
2.5 oz freeze dried sour cherries Flavor Secondary --
 
Yeast
Amount:
1
Attenuation (avg):
75%
Flocculation:
Med-Low
Optimum Temp:
60 - 72 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
70 °F
Pitch Rate:
-
Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
 
Target Water Profile: London (Porter, dark ales)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
100 5 35 60 50 265
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Notes
170 degree strike water, mashed at 154 for 60'
182 degree strike water, mashed at 172 for 15'

American chocolate malt was chocolate rye

actual OG was 1.064

added cherries at 1.032

checked gravity on 6/1, only down to 1.030, going to ferment for another week and check again. Taste was slightly tart, not as much mouthfeel as I'd like.
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Last Updated: 2015-06-01 23:31 UTC
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