American Stout Recipe - Black Diamond - Coffee/Chocolate Stout

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Black Diamond - Coffee/Chocolate Stout

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All Grain
5.75 Gallon(s)
6.75 Gallon(s)
60 min
74%
(Aromatic and biscuit replaced victory due to unavailability) Recipe inspiration: beerandbrewing.com/make-your-best-oatmeal-stout homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/robs-oatmeal-stout-2/ beerrecipes.org/Recipe/1209/double-chocolate-oatmeal-stout.html?gb=np&fpop=1

Fermentables

% lb fermentable ppg   L   usage  
52% 7.55 Maris Otter Pale - UK 38
Mash
10% 1.5 Munich - Light 10L - US 35
10°
Mash
10% 1.5 Flaked Oats - US 37
Mash
6% 0.8 Caramel/Crystal 60 - US 36
60°
Mash
7% 1 Belgian Aromatic - BE 37
32°
Mash
4% 0.55 Biscuit Malt - BE 36
23°
Mash
7% 1 Pale Chocolate - UK 32
200°
Mash
4% 0.6 Midnight Wheat - US 32
549°
Mash
14.5 lb

Hops

oz variety type usage time AA   IBU  
0.85 Columbus Pellet First Wort 60 minutes 14.1 33.6
1.3 Fuggles Pellet Boil 10 minutes 3.5 4.6
2.15 oz IBUs calculated using the Tinseth formula

Yeast

name attenuation  
Wyeast London Ale III 1318 70%
 

Other Stuff

amount unit name usage
0.5 each Whirlfloc tablet Boil
 

Mash Steps

type heat temp °F time
Overnight Mash (>12hr) Infusion 154 180 minutes
 

Special Instructions

  1. Steep Pale Chocolate and Midnight Wheat ~24hrs and strain before adding to last 5 min of boil

Tasting Notes (3)

WhiteHausBrews

Tasted on 6/16/2018 by WhiteHausBrews

Notes:

Shared with my brewing buddies while brewing our next batch. They loved the brew (they are also coffee drinkers so the moderate coffee roast flavor tasted great to them). Also tasted great as a makeshift black and tans with my friends homebrewed malt forward IPA. Given the rave reviews, the mix with vanilla, and nice mix potential I will give it a 4 star this time!

WhiteHausBrews

Tasted on 6/15/2018 by WhiteHausBrews

Notes:

Still a solid 3 star. Roasty/Coffee flavor is still the primary flavor but I've found that if I mix about 3ml of vanilla (a few drops) it turns more into a chocolate flavor. I would say this is more of a coffee/chocolate stout than an oatmeal one. The body is a little thin and not very creamy mouthfeel. Nice warming alcohol but nothing biting. I will have no problem finishing the bottles off, but next time I'll be looking for something a little different since coffee is not a favorite flavor of mine. Next time consider: -Less roast malts -Add vanilla in some form -Maybe a little less ABV for inc drinkabliliy -Optimize water profile for higer Cl and SO2:Cl ratio for better mouthfeel and less accentuated bitterness.

WhiteHausBrews

Tasted on 6/1/2018 by WhiteHausBrews

Notes:

Love the black color but ended up being a little more on the roasty/coffee side than I was looking for. Consider lowering midnight wheat and chocolate for next time. Might also be good with some lactose next time to add some sweetness to balance the roast out. Definitely still drinkable, just not quite what I was going for.

Comments

Brewdog333
Brewdog333Want to get the most out of your grains? Heat water to 170, put grains in and let it sit overnight. Run the water out and batch sparge with 170 degree water. Don't know what system you have, but this will take all the steps you need for maximum saccrification of your mash. Cheers!
4/12/2018 1:58 PM
WhiteHausBrews
WhiteHausBrewsI had read about overnight mashing although I haven't tried it yet. So far I'm only 2 brews in and have only done extract with specialty grains so far. My next move will be going BIAB which I'm planning on doing with my next batch (probably this recipe). Thanks for the tip I'll see what ends up working out as I plan my next brew day. Cheers :-)
4/18/2018 2:24 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333Major tip for BIAB. After soaking grains for an hour, do NOT squeeze bag. Just pour spare water over it if you sparge at all. Sqeezing will release tannins in your brew and give it off flavors. I did many BIAB's and made some damn good beer. Now I converted a Coleman cooler into a mash-tun. No more bags. Again, cheers!
4/18/2018 6:16 AM
WhiteHausBrews
WhiteHausBrewsI've heard lots of conflicting info about that with some people saying never squeeze and others saying it's a myth and tannin release being more a factor of pH and less of the squeeze. Thanks for sharing your experience, much to think about!
4/20/2018 7:09 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333My brewing buddy squeezed the bag once, and the beer was off flavored when done. Experience passed on to me. Also never use water over 170 during any part of the mash process for the same reason. I do love a good oatmeal stout so let me know how it comes out
4/22/2018 5:59 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333My brewing buddy squeezed the bag once, and the beer was off flavored when done. Experience passed on to me. Also never use water over 170 during any part of the mash process for the same reason. I do love a good oatmeal stout so let me know how it comes out
4/22/2018 5:59 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333My brewing buddy squeezed the bag once, and the beer was off flavored when done. Experience passed on to me. Also never use water over 170 during any part of the mash process for the same reason. I do love a good oatmeal stout so let me know how it comes out
4/22/2018 5:59 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333My brewing buddy squeezed the bag once, and the beer was off flavored when done. Experience passed on to me. Also never use water over 170 during any part of the mash process for the same reason. I do love a good oatmeal stout so let me know how it comes out
4/22/2018 5:59 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333My brewing buddy squeezed the bag once, and the beer was off flavored when done. Experience passed on to me. Also never use water over 170 during any part of the mash process for the same reason. I do love a good oatmeal stout so let me know how it comes out
4/22/2018 5:59 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333My brewing buddy squeezed the bag once, and the beer was off flavored when done. Experience passed on to me. Also never use water over 170 during any part of the mash process for the same reason. I do love a good oatmeal stout so let me know how it comes out
4/22/2018 5:59 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333My brewing buddy squeezed the bag once, and the beer was off flavored when done. Experience passed on to me. Also never use water over 170 during any part of the mash process for the same reason. I do love a good oatmeal stout so let me know how it comes out
4/22/2018 5:59 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333My brewing buddy squeezed the bag once, and the beer was off flavored when done. Experience passed on to me. Also never use water over 170 during any part of the mash process for the same reason. I do love a good oatmeal stout so let me know how it comes out
4/22/2018 5:59 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333My brewing buddy squeezed the bag once, and the beer was off flavored when done. Experience passed on to me. Also never use water over 170 during any part of the mash process for the same reason. I do love a good oatmeal stout so let me know how it comes out
4/22/2018 5:59 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333My brewing buddy squeezed the bag once, and the beer was off flavored when done. Experience passed on to me. Also never use water over 170 during any part of the mash process for the same reason. I do love a good oatmeal stout so let me know how it comes out
4/22/2018 5:59 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333My brewing buddy squeezed the bag once, and the beer was off flavored when done. Experience passed on to me. Also never use water over 170 during any part of the mash process for the same reason. I do love a good oatmeal stout so let me know how it comes out
4/22/2018 5:59 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333My brewing buddy squeezed the bag once, and the beer was off flavored when done. Experience passed on to me. Also never use water over 170 during any part of the mash process for the same reason. I do love a good oatmeal stout so let me know how it comes out
4/22/2018 5:59 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333My brewing buddy squeezed the bag once, and the beer was off flavored when done. Experience passed on to me. Also never use water over 170 during any part of the mash process for the same reason. I do love a good oatmeal stout so let me know how it comes out
4/22/2018 5:59 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333My brewing buddy squeezed the bag once, and the beer was off flavored when done. Experience passed on to me. Also never use water over 170 during any part of the mash process for the same reason. I do love a good oatmeal stout so let me know how it comes out
4/22/2018 5:59 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333My brewing buddy squeezed the bag once, and the beer was off flavored when done. Experience passed on to me. Also never use water over 170 during any part of the mash process for the same reason. I do love a good oatmeal stout so let me know how it comes out
4/22/2018 5:59 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333My brewing buddy squeezed the bag once, and the beer was off flavored when done. Experience passed on to me. Also never use water over 170 during any part of the mash process for the same reason. I do love a good oatmeal stout so let me know how it comes out
4/22/2018 5:59 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333My brewing buddy squeezed the bag once, and the beer was off flavored when done. Experience passed on to me. Also never use water over 170 during any part of the mash process for the same reason. I do love a good oatmeal stout so let me know how it comes out
4/22/2018 5:59 AM
Brewdog333
Brewdog333oops. computer glitch
4/22/2018 6:01 AM
WhiteHausBrews
WhiteHausBrewsNo worries. Thanks for your advice I'll let you know how it turns out. I might be brewing it in a few weeks :-)
4/23/2018 7:44 AM

Recipe Facts

Black Diamond - Coffee/Chocolate Stout
American Stout
5.75 Gallons Liters
6.75 Gallons Liters  @  60  min
1.068
1.021
39.4° SRM
74%
38.2 IBU (tinseth)
0.56
6.2% ABV
234 per 12oz
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