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Stouticus American Stout (archive)

  Stouticus started out as just a name suggested by my co-workers. I created the recipe with the goal to make a nice hearty American Stout to share at work. It was a great hit.

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Stouticus (AG) --- cost $21.20

Style
American Stout
Batch Size
5.00 gal
Type
All Grain
Boil Size   6.54 gal
Mash Efficiency   75.00   Boil Time   90 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity
1.051 SG
Estimated FG
1.013 SG
Recipe Bitterness
40.0 IBU (Rager)
Alcohol by Volume
5.01 %
BU : GU   0.780        
Recipe Color
35.4 SRM
Color
   
Measured OG:    1.052   Measured FG:    1.015 (1.019 w lactose)
ADF:    71%   Measured ABV:    4.82%

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
6 lbs 12.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 69.23 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 10.26 %
1 lbs Munich Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 10.26 %
8.0 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 5.13 %
4.0 oz Black Barley (Stout) (500.0 SRM) Grain 2.56 %
4.0 oz Carafa III (525.0 SRM) Grain 2.56 %
0.50 oz Columbus [14.20 %] (60 min) Hops 31.8 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [6.90 %] (15 min) Hops 8.2 IBU
0.52 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
0.52 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs American Ale II (Harvested) (Wyeast Labs #1272) [Starter 125 ml] [Cultured] Yeast-Ale
8.0oz
Mike Sugar (lactose) at bottling time


Mash Profile

Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 12.19 qt of water at 165.9 F 154.0 F

Batch Sparge Round 1: Sparge with 0.66 gal of 168.0 F water
Batch Sparge Round 2: Sparge with 2.54 gal of 168.0 F water
Batch Sparge Round 3: Sparge with 1.72 gal of 168.0 F water
Recipe Notes
1 quart starter made 2 days in advance.
Ferment 65 until main fermentation is over, then let it go where it wants.
Batch prime with 4.5 oz cane sugar.  NOTE:  on this batch, added in 8oz Lactose at bottling time.  Did not take that into account in OG or ADF.

Brewing Record

Brew Date:
 02/20/2011
Strike Temp:   166
Mash Temps:
 156, 160, 158, 150
Pre-boil OG   1.045 (1.041)   Pre-boil Vol   6.5 gal (6.54 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency
 85%
Pitch Temp    62
Fermentation            
Day 1: very active quickly 62 morning 62/64 evening.
Day 2:  64 morning very active.  Kraussen falling by evening 64/66 
Day 3:  68 and calm. 
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Brewing Notes: 02/16/2011 Stouticus Ingredients esheppy
Picked up the ingredients for this today. I tasted the Black Barley (Briess Stout Roast Barley), and thought it might be too intense to put a whole 8oz in. Ended up going with 4oz Black, 8oz Chocolate, and 4oz Carafa III. Obviously need to update the recipe in Beer Smith.
02/20/2011 Brewing Day esheppy
I got a stuck sparge somewhere between sparge 2 and 3. I measured the OG, and decided it would be fine to just fill the brew pot up with water. My efficiency into the boiler still came out at 85%, so I'm ok I guess. My OG was high going into fermentor, so diluted with about .5 gallons of water. My OG came out perfect at that point, so I'm happy. This is my first fermentation in the better bottle, so I'm not sure how to be control temp. Just basically put water bottles next to the fermenter. Have to come up with something better for the summer, but I'm pretty sure it will be ok this time.
02/23/2011 Better Bottle Screwy Brewer
I've been reading more and more lately about fermenting using the better bottle. I like to get the 3 gallon size and was wondering how you liked using them.delete
02/23/2011 BB Answer esheppy
Well, Screwy, this is the first time I've used it, so I don't really know. So far so good. As I mentioned above, I need to come up with something for temperature control. The other thing I'm wondering about is getting it clean. Next time I'm in my LHBS, I'll have to ask what they suggest.
02/26/2011 esheppy
Took a large enough sample to get a gravity reading. At about 1.015, which is a bit higher than the estimated FG, but ok. Taste was much more chocolaty than roasty. I liked it.delete
03/05/2011 Another Sample esheppy
Took got a new wine thief and used it to get another sample Thursday night. FG was still around 1.015. The dry roasty black malt flavor is coming through stronger now. I do sort of wonder how many co-workers will actually like this.
03/12/2011
Decided to add in half a pound of lactose during bottling today. Will give the beer a little more body and might counteract the dry bitterness of the black barley.
03/12/2011 Bottled esheppy
Bottled up with 4.5oz cane sugar and 8oz lactose. Sample really tasted nice and roasty with a little hint of chocolate. Can't really taste the hops at all. Got 43 12oz bottles; 4 22oz bottles and 2 1 liter bottles. Don't know if I want to give any of these away like I said I would.
03/20/2011 esheppy
Put on the labels today. Need to figure out a fair way to distribute 40 of these among 23 or 24 people.
04/06/2011 First Taste esheppy
Had one. It is a really good stout. I think the lactose was a good idea.The flavor starts sweet and ends with a touch of roasty dryness. I do not really detect much hop flavor, but the hop bitterness does balance the sweetness nicely.delete
04/06/2011 esheppy
Lots of chocolate and coffee flavors and aromas.delete
04/08/2011 into FHS esheppy
Brought a bunch into FHS. This really wipes out most of my inventory. I am hoping that not everyone takes some so I can have some back.
04/08/2011 Stouticus was outstouting! J Woody
Had my first Stouticus tonight. I couldn't wait. It was a really great beer. I think Eric has a future after software.
04/10/2011 Thanks esheppy
Well, thank you Mr. Woody. I'm glad you think I have a future. I'm even happier that you liked the beer. I also got a good review from Kyle, so I guess it turned out pretty good. And, of course, I like it which is probably more important anyway.
04/22/2011 esheppy
Compared to Sierra Nevada American stout.Body similar. Stouticus starts sweeter. SN has more hop flavor and better head. Mine does stack up well, though.

 
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