Sunday, January 22, 2012

#01 Brewers Best - Milk Stout

Well, brewing had to start sometime. This was my first brew. Although it didn't make me want to go all homebrew, it did give hope.

Bold and black, yet sweet and subtle.  This recipe of offers all of the chocolate and roasted notes that you would expect from a stout.  Addition of  Lactose produces a full body, thick, creamy head , and sweet finish.  Recipe  

BJCP Style 13B
ABV 5.12/4.99
OG 1.06
FG 1.022
Calories 171
SRM 19.4
3.3 lb. Special Dark LME
3.3 lb. Pilsen LME
8 oz Lactose
8 oz Maltodextrin
8 oz Caramel 120L
4 oz Roasted Barley
4 oz Dark Chocolate
Hops-Bittering .5 oz Bittering
Hops-Aroma .5 oz Aroma
Yeast Nottingham Ale

The taste improved overtime. We were excited to try our beers. This was kegged after 2 weeks of fermentation and tapped after a week in the keg. There was initially a bite after the drink that went away after 3 weeks of being on tap. It had a head on the beer. Lesson learned from this brew was that the beer is find to drink after a couple of weeks, but the beer will be significantly better if you give it 6-7 weeks.

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