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Sweet Darkness

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Sweet Darkness

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Beer Style: Sweet Stout (13B)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Sweet Stout

Description:

This is based on Doug Roberts' Mackeson Triple clone. This will be lighter than the real Mackeson's with a lighter head. Very similar aromas and head retention. Overall a resounding success. One or two things I'll do different next time: Reduce black patent malt to 1/2 cup (crushed), add a bit of dextrin to increase body, and maybe add a touch of roasted barley. I recommend this to anyone who likes their coffee strong, with cream and sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 7 pounds, Australian light syrup
  • 1 pound, chocolate malt, cracked
  • 1-1/2 pounds, black patent, uncracked
  • 12 ounces, crystal malt, cracked
  • 12 ounces, lactose
  • 2 ounces, Kent Goldings hops (whole leaf)
  • 1 teaspoon, salt
  • 1 teaspoon, citric acid
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons, yeast nutrient
  • yeast

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.057
Final Gravity: 1.022
Alcohol by Vol: 4.58%
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Procedure:

Bring the wort to boil (water and syrup to make 3 gallons), then add crystal. Boil 10 minutes, then add hops. Boil 5 minutes. Turn off heat and add chocolate and black patent malt in a grain bag. Steep about 10 minutes. Sparge grain bag with about 2 gallons of boiling water. Add lactose. Chill and pitch. When fermented, try priming with 3/4 cup of light dry malt extract.

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