Chief Dark Nuts - Redo Recipe

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Chief Dark Nuts - Redo

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All Grain
1 Gallon(s)
1.6 Gallon(s)
55 min
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Checked temps after mash and they were down to 147F max after mixing. Definitely need to heat 3 gals of water for cooler preheating. Sparge water brought to 185F. After adding to grains, temp was 160F. After adding the lactose and cacao powder, there was a slight boil over after adding lid partially in order to conserve liquid. Smelled burning and noticed shit floating in the boil. Looked like grains but they were too large to be grains that passed through false bottom. I think I burned the cacao powder or something so stopped boil 5 mins early and poured into new kettle through strainer. Got a good ounce of shit that looked like grains, very thick and fibrous. Beer doesn't smell burnt. Pitched 3/4 of packet of yeast and aerated. Fermentation seems very strong, looking good so far. Sparge was done at 185 and mash temp was only 147F after one hour. During sparge, mash only made it to 160F. Need to bring sparge water to 195. Try adding cacao powder into mash. Preboil OG was 1.024, Postboil OG was 1.064


% lb fermentable ppg   L   usage  
76% 2 2-Row - US 37
5% 0.125 Special B - BE 30
11% 0.29 Chocolate Malt - US 34
8% 0.21 Caramel/Crystal 120 - US 35
2.625 lb


oz variety type usage time AA   IBU  
0.25 East Kent Goldings Pellet Boil 60 minutes 5.5 22.5
0.1 East Kent Goldings Pellet Boil 30 minutes 5.5 6.9
0.35 oz IBUs calculated using the Tinseth formula


name attenuation  
Wyeast American Ale 1056 75%

Other Stuff

amount unit name usage
3 oz lactose Boil
0.7 oz Cacao nibs Secondary
1 oz Cacao powder Boil

Mash Steps

type heat temp °F time
Saccharification Rest Infusion 151 60 minutes

Special Instructions

  1. Add lactose and cacao powder with 10 mins left in boil
  2. Heat sparge water to 195F
  3. Cacao nibs left in secondary for 2 weeks

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Recipe Facts

Chief Dark Nuts - Redo
1.00 Gallons Liters
1.60 Gallons Liters  @  55  min
47.5° SRM
29.5 IBU (tinseth)
6.4% ABV
226 per 12oz
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