Black Sun Stout inspired recipe

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by MaxSpang, Mar 7, 2012.

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  1. MaxSpang

    MaxSpang Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2011 Ohio
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    Sort of a clone, sort of my own take on things. For those who haven't had Black Sun, it's a hoppy stout that isn't bitter (like a lot of FFF brews). It's got some nice coffee, citrus, and pine aromas, and chocolate, coffee, citrus, and pine flavors. It's got a nice, smooth body and is extremely drinkable.

    Here's what I have right now after multiple tweaks.
  2. oach

    oach Aspirant (265) Jul 8, 2009 Illinois
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    Found this with a quick search: and the recipe looks similar, so I would say you are on to something. Here is another link on the topic:

    I was leaning towards some type of carafa, per the second link, but more like II which is supposed by similar to chocolate but without any bitterness.

    Like to know how this turns out as that beer is damn tasty but seasonal.
  3. MaxSpang

    MaxSpang Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2011 Ohio
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    That would be because that's mine! lol. Check the usernames. But I decided to scrap the Simcoe for Centennial for various reasons. Mostly because Black Sun really doesn't have that Simcoe flavor IMO. Not a bad idea about the Carafa II, I might have to make an adjustment.

    I have two bottles of Black Sun left that I'm going to try to save, so I'll do a comparison.
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