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Beer Style: Dry Stout
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons
The following Guinness Clone recipe is excellent, although next time I will use all British malts. By the way, N2 is essential for two things: that extra creamy head and a particularly sweet head, neither of which has been accomplished when I used just CO2.
Boil temperature of water: 212F
Grain Starting Temperature: 65F
Desired Grain/Water Ratio: 1.5 quarts/pound
Strike Water: 4.31 gallons of water at 163F
First Mash Temperature: 149F
Second Mash Temperature: 153F
Boiling Water to add: 0.34 gallons
Water Absorbed by Grain: 1.15 gal
Water Evaporated during boil: 3.00 gal
Wort Left in Brewpot: 0.33 gal
Add 5.83 gal of water to yield 6.0 gal of wort
1. Add 1 gallon soured beer to boil. (When cooled, return 1 gallon to the souring bottle and let set with airlock until next batch is brewed!
2. Use 2 Tbs gypsum and 1 tsp CaCo3 to mash water, acidify sparge to 5.2 pH with lactic acid.
Source: Bruce Ross