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LET THEM DRINK CAKE STOUT

181 calories 18.2 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: American Stout
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.047 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 65% (brew house)
Source: https://www.beeradvocate.com/articles/10609/celebr
Calories: 181 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 18.2 g (Per 12oz)
Created Wednesday April 11th 2018
1.055
1.013
5.56%
20.47
30.73
5.49
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
10 lb American - Pale 2-Row10 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 76.9%
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 120L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 120L 33 120 7.7%
1 lb Flaked Barley1 lb Flaked Barley 32 2.2 7.7%
0.75 lb American - Roasted Barley0.75 lb Roasted Barley 33 300 5.8%
0.25 lb American - Chocolate0.25 lb Chocolate 29 350 1.9%
13 lb / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.50 oz Target0.5 oz Target Hops Pellet 11.5 Boil 60 min 20.47 100%
0.5 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
Infusion 154 °F --
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 each chocolate sheet cake Flavor Mash 0 min.
 
Yeast
Wyeast - Thames Valley Ale 1275
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
77%
Flocculation:
Med-Low
Optimum Temp:
62 - 72 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
70 °F
Pitch Rate:
-
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
 
Target Water Profile
fernley, nv
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

LET THEM DRINK CAKE STOUT
For 5.5 gallons at 1.065, 22 IBU, 36.5 SRM, 6.6% ABV

Malt/Grain
10 lb. Domestic 2 row
1.0 lb. Crystal 120L
1.0 lb. flaked barley
0.75 lb. roasted barley
0.25 lb. chocolate malt

Mash
Single infusion for 60 minutes at 154°F.

Hops
0.50 oz Target (pellets) | 11% AA | 60 minutes

Extras
1 chocolate sheet cake without frosting. Crumble and boil in 2 quarts of water. Cool overnight and scrape off any fat. Add to mash.

Yeast
Wyeast 1275 Thames Valley Ale or WLP022 Essex Ale ■

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It’s issue 100! Cue the confetti and the noisemakers. I guess we should make a celebratory homebrew. Looking back, it’s apparent I’ve been wrong about the full title of my column all these years. I thought BYOB meant “Brewing Yummy Odd Beer” not “Brew Your Own Beer.” Awkward… but either way, the brew must go on! This month, let’s take a page from one of my brewing mentors and brew a chocolate cake beer.

Cake is a mixture of wheat flour, sugar, flavorings, eggs and butter. The last two ingredients contain copious fats that make it a complicated beer additive. Yet to brew a true chocolate cake beer, one must have chocolate cake.

Order a full sheet cake from a baker. Ask for no frosting or remove it. (No judgment if you eat it.) Add the cake, crumbled, to 1–2 quarts of boiling water. Stir and boil until the cake is completely dissolved. Simmer gently for 15 minutes. Cover and cool the cake slurry overnight in the fridge. Scrape off the fat cap.

Add the defatted cake slurry to your Stout mash and proceed as normal. I learned this from fellow Falcon M.B. Raines, who did it to celebrate the birthday of Doug King with his leftover cake and has used it to great effect several times since. Here’s to a few hundred more Yummy Odd Beers.

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