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Vanilla Dark

143 calories 13 g 330 ml
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: International Dark Lager
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 40.1 liters (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 28.4 liters
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.067 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Calories: 143 calories (Per 330ml)
Carbs: 13 g (Per 330ml)
Created Tuesday October 23rd 2018
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
0.45 kg United Kingdom - Brown0.45 kg Brown 32 65 5%
1 kg American - Caramel / Crystal 120L1 kg Caramel / Crystal 120L 33 120 11.1%
0.25 kg American - Chocolate0.25 kg Chocolate 29 350 2.8%
7.30 kg American - Pale 2-Row7.3 kg Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 81.1%
9 kg / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
28.50 g Fuggles28.5 g Fuggles Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 60 min 9.09 50.4%
28 g Fuggles28 g Fuggles Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 5 min 1.45 49.6%
56.5 g / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
33.5 L Fly Sparge 76 °C 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 2.9 L/kg
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 tsp yeast nutrient Water Agt Boil 15 min.
1 tsp super moss Fining Boil 15 min.
1 each vanilla bean Spice Kegging 0 min.
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
12 - 25 °C
Fermentation Temp:
18 °C
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 164 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Method: dextrose       Amount: 180g       CO2 Level: 2.3 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

Mash: Add Chocolate malt in last 15 min of mash.

Vanilla bean: While brewing slice bean in half lengthwise. Scrape seeds (Black paste inside bean) with a butter knife and smear into the bottom of a shot glass. Fill glass with bourbon then cover with plastic wrap. place somewhere dark and cool until fermentation slows.
If kegging dump paste into a fine mesh bag to keep larger chunks contained. Drop bag and bourbon into keg and fill.
If bottling wait until fermentation slows then dump paste and bourbon directly into fermentor loose.
In both cases let sit 2 weeks before touching then consume.

This beer will go faster than you think. 40L went in an evening at a large family gathering my 3 other taps were not touched that night.

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  • Last Updated: 2018-10-23 13:55 UTC
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