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16C1. Tropical Stout

212 calories 21 carbs
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Tropical Stout
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.044 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Source: WAWooldridge
Calories: 212 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 21 g (Per 12oz)
Created Saturday August 26th 2017
1.064
1.015
6.45%
40.76
36.51
5.42
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
11.50 lb United Kingdom - Pale 2-Row11.5 lb Pale 2-Row 38 2.5 75.9%
8 oz United Kingdom - Roasted Barley8 oz Roasted Barley - (late addition) 29 550 3.3%
8 oz United Kingdom - Chocolate8 oz Chocolate - (late addition) 34 425 3.3%
2 oz United Kingdom - Black Patent2 oz Black Patent - (late addition) 27 525 0.8%
2.53 lb Rice Hulls2.53 lb Rice Hulls 0 0 16.7%
15.16 lb Total      
 
Hops
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
2 oz East Kent Goldings2 oz East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 5 Boil 60 min 36.57 88.9%
0.25 oz East Kent Goldings0.25 oz East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 5 Boil 45 min 4.2 11.1%
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
4.73 gal Single Infusion Infusion 152 °F 60 min
4.63 gal Batch Sparge Sparge 170 °F 5 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.25 qt/lb
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
1 tsp Irish Moss Fining Mash 15 min.
9.57 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
9.66 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1.20 g Magnesium Chloride Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
6.96 ml Phosphoric acid Water Agt Sparge 1 hr.
 
Yeast
White Labs - German Ale/ Kölsch Yeast WLP029
Amount:
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
75%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
65 - 69 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
67 °F
Pitch Rate:
1.0 (M cells / ml / ° P) 326 B cells required
Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
CO2 Level: 2.5 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile II
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
150 10 80 150 160 220
Rice Hulls:
Add 1lb for every 5lbs for grain to help with heat distribution.

Roasted Barley:
Hot steep and cold steep with short boil.
Milled separately and finely ground.
1lb grain to 2qts water.
Mix with cold water and leave at room temperature for a full day.
Add to last 10 min of boil.

Chocolate Malt:
Add after mash-out, during vorlauf.

Black Patent:
Add after mash-out, during vorlauf.

Great on nitro.
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Notes

Overall Impression:
A very dark, sweet, fruity, moderately strong ale with smooth roasty flavors without a burnt harshness.

Aroma:
Sweetness evident, moderate to high intensity. Roasted grain aromas moderate to high, and can have coffee or chocolate notes. Fruitiness medium to high. May have a molasses, licorice, dried fruit, and/or vinous aromatics. Stronger versions can have a subtle clean aroma of alcohol. Hop aroma low to none. Diacetyl low to none.

Appearance:
Very deep brown to black in color. Clarity usually obscured by deep color (if not opaque, should be clear). Large tan to brown head with good retention.

Flavor:
Quite sweet with a smooth dark grain flavors, and restrained bitterness. Roasted grain and malt character can be moderate to high with a smooth coffee or chocolate flavor, although the roast character is moderated in the balance by the sweet finish. Moderate to high fruity esters. Can have a sweet, dark rum-like quality. Little to no hop flavor. Medium-low to no diacetyl.

Mouthfeel:
Medium-full to full body, often with a smooth, creamy character. May give a warming (but never hot) impression from alcohol presence. Moderate to moderately-high carbonation.

Comments:
Sweetness levels can vary significantly. Surprisingly refreshing in a hot climate.

History:
Originally high-gravity stouts brewed for tropical markets, became popular and imitated by local brewers often using local sugars and ingredients.

Characteristic Ingredients:
Like a sweet stout, but with more gravity. Pale and dark roasted malts and grains. Hops mostly for bitterness. May use adjuncts and sugar to boost gravity. Typically made with warm-fermented lager yeast.

Style Comparison:
Tastes like a scaled-up sweet stout with higher fruitiness. Like some Imperial Stouts without the high bitterness, strong/burnt roastiness, and late hops, and with lower alcohol. Much more sweet and less hoppy than American Stouts. Much sweeter and less bitter than the similar-gravity Export Stouts.

Vital Statistics:
OG: 1.056 – 1.075
FG: 1.010 – 1.018
IBUs: 30 – 50
SRM: 30 – 40
ABV: 5.5 – 8.0%

Commercial Examples:
ABC Extra Stout, Dragon Stout, Jamaica Stout, Lion Stout, Royal Extra Stout

Tags:
high-strength, dark-color, top-fermented, British-isles, traditional-style, stout-family, malty, roasty, sweet

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