American Ales Averagely Perfect American Stout - Pellet Hop Version - AG

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  1. VikeMan

    VikeMan Poo-Bah (1,956) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Averagely Perfect American Stout - Pellet Hop Version
    American Stout
    All Grain (with Partial Mash option)
    Batch Size: 5 Gallons into fermenter (5.1 gallons including trub prior to xfer to fermenter)
    OG: 1.068
    FG: 1.018
    ABV: 6.5%
    54 IBUs (per Tinseth Calc)

    Mash Efficiency: 70%

    Grain Bill:
    Two-Row Brewer's Malt - 8.79 lbs
    Munich Malt – 2.09 lbs
    Crystal 80 – 0.70 lbs
    Roasted Barley - 0.70 lbs
    Chocolate Malt – 0.70 lbs
    Toasted Oatmeal – 0.98 lbs

    Hop Schedule:
    60 Minutes

    --Chinook, 14% AA, 0.9 oz
    10 Minutes
    --Willamette, 7.5 AA, 1.25 oz
    --Willamette, 1.0 oz
    --Chinook, 0.75 oz

    Yeast: Wyeast 1084/WLP004

    - Recommended Mash Temp: 154F
    - Ferment at 65F
    - This version of the recipe assumes pellet hops, with a 10% bonus utilization due to pellet form, and a wort absorption of 0.025 gallons of wort per ounce of hops. The Standard Tinseth formula assumes leaf hops (without the 10% bonus utilization.) If you will use pellets, but don't believe in the pellet bonus (or believe in a different bonus), adjust. YMMV.
    - I used my own boil off rate (in conjunction with hop wort absorption) to determine a starting wort volume, which impacts hop utilization. YMMV. Adjust as necessary. Use your software.
    - Anything you change that relates to absorption will change the total fermentables you need to get out of your mash. So you may need to adjust the grain bill up/down.
    - If your hops have different Alpha Acid percentages, adjust as necessary.
    - This recipe assumes 70% Mash Efficiency, a little higher than BYO recipes (for example) assume, but probably closer to the average efficiency on this forum based on what I've seen over the years. YMMV. Adjust as necessary.

    Other Notes: Partial Mash Option
    Replace 7.79 lbs of the Two Row Brewer's Malt with 4.48 lbs of Extra Light Dry Malt Extract. Mini-Mash the remaining one pound of Two-Row together with the other grains. Add the DME at beginning of the boil.
  2. prock180

    prock180 Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2013 Arizona

    How did this turn out? Can you name a commercial beer that is similar to this? I'm thinking about finally attempting a regular stout probably within the next week or so. I'm also going be doing the extract version. Thanks.
  3. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Crusader (729) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

  4. prock180

    prock180 Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2013 Arizona

    That's great 2nd place, congrats. Would you mind sharing what yeast you went with? I think I'm going to brew this Wednesday. I also think I'm going to add a little more roasted barley. Cheers.
  5. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Crusader (729) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    I used WY1968 London ESB. I steeped the roast malts on mine as well instead of mashing, mostly because I was doing a single mash with split boils for 2 beers. My FG was 2 points higher than the recipe called for making it 6.3% ABV instead of 6.5%. My recipe notes are here. Tasting notes are here.
  6. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia

    I have this on tap again after letting it sit in the keg, from when we brewed it. I had used US05 in it, and thought it was fantastic.

    I wouldn't change the recipe though, but it's your beer!
  7. prock180

    prock180 Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2013 Arizona

    Bottled this last night. FG 1.02 a little lower abv than expected 5.25%. Tastes great though also added a little more roasted barley. I used us-05 yeast.

    Good coffee flavor a little smoke, a nice hop punch also. Body could be a bit creamier for me but overall really good stout we'll see how it turns out in the next few weeks. I'll try to report back. Thanks for the feedback!
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