It’s football sunday again. My Eagles are the night game against the Cowgirls. We get to display our new weapon (Golden Tate). I hope they find a lot of interesting ways to deploy him.
I’m a huge fan of Breakfast Stouts. Especially, if the stout has coffee in it. Founders is one of my favorites, so I used a recipe from BYO that was a Founder Breakfast Stout clone, and make a couple minor grain changes. I recently drank my last Founders Breakfast Stout, so, rather than buy more, I decided to handcraft some.
I’m excited about the coffee additions – I’ve always only added a cold brew to the keg – this is my first time actually boiling with the coffee and adding grinds into the secondary. Should be a blast! The wort was crazy sweet, and the sample I tested before putting into the fermenter was pretty amazing – great depth of flavor there, and OMG THE COFFEE! It’s a shame this won’t be ready for Thanksgiving – I have a feeling that people will enjoy this a lot.
Brew notes (I’m not going to regurgitate all of the steps – just the ones that are important):
- 75 minute mash
- Hops at 60, 30, 0 min
- Coffee and chocolate at 0 min
- Let brew rest for 30 minutes with 0 min additions before cooling
- Pre boil SG: 1.066
- OG – 1.085, FG – 1.016
This will be bottled once it reaches its final gravity.
Bought ingredients at my local homebrew store (Bacchus & Barleycorn).
Brew day notes:
- Date: 11/11/18
- Stovetop BIAB setup
- Total time (including cleaning): 4 hours
- Brew day beer of choice:
- Homebrew – Chicory Dry Irish Stout and El Hefe
- Brew day A/V stylings of choice:
- Actual OG: 1.093
- Exceeded expectations – NICE!
- Final OG: 1.024
- Final ABV: 9.2%
- What went well: pretty much everything
- What went bad: I knocked over my stainless steel hop holder and spilled some Cacao and Coffee at 0 min. No biggie – just had to run through a strainer into the fermenter.
- Fermentation notes:
- 11/17 – added .66 oz of ground coffee
- 11/20 – drew a sample at 1.024 (about 8 points to theoretical FG)
- Coffee aroma, coffee/chocolate taste, slightly sweet. VERY DARK
- Remembering that I was 8 points over my target OG, so not sure how much further down this will go.
- 11/24 – bottled! Tastes amazing!
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