Sweet Cheeks Stout

So I gave up on the name before actually formulating the recipe, so this isn’t a milk stout as originally intended. Anyway, brewed this on Saturday and it’s now fermenting contently in the kitchen.
Witche Brew
When I picked up the ingredients from Steinbarts, I had Ella with me and was having trouble milling the grain. One of the gentleman behind the counter was happy to assist.

Anyway, at brewing time yesterday it was clear, cold and windy. I brewed with just over 6.5 gallons of water, thinking most would evaporate. With 20 minutes left, not much had evaporated so I turned up the gas to get a turbulent boil. Seems to have done the trick as I racked just a tad over 5 gallons.

Grain bill:

  • 7 lbs LME
  • 1.5 lbs domestic Crystal 80L
  • 0.5 lbs Roasted Barley
  • 1.0 lbs Chocolate Malt

Hops:

  • 1 oz Galena @ 60 min. (13.2% aa)
  • 1.2 oz Galena @ 5 min.

Misc:

  • Fermentis Safale S-04 dry yeast (with 1 liter starter)
  • Irish Moss

I’ve been enjoying some hoppy/spicy stouts this fall, so I was hoping the Galena could impart those characteristics. The wort tasted great, and the O.G. was on target at 1.054. I figure I got the beer started early enough that I’ll actually get it kegged before classes start again. If not, Joe can make as much fun of me as he wants. The last two did turn out though.

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