9.2% Sweet Stout with Toasted Coconut, Graham Crackers, and Cocoa Powder served on Nitro
So I definitely was just trying to have a little fun by adding graham crackers to this one. This is a great beer that every time I ask someone how strong they think it is I get somewhere in the 4-6% range. Not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
Next time around I am going to back off a little on how much roast malt I use, and up the coconut. Give that consideration if you brew what’s below.
|Batch Size (fermentor):||6 gallons|
|Boil Length:||60 minutes|
|Mash Temp:||156F||Single Infusion|
|OG:||1.093 (estimated)||1.101 (actual)|
|FG:||1.025 (estimated)||1.030 (actual)|
|ABU:||8.93% (estimated)||9.20% (actual)|
|2-Row||15 lbs||71.4 %|
|White Wheat||1.5 lbs||7.1 %|
|C40||1 lb||4.8 %|
|Chocolate Malt||1 lbs||4.8 %|
|Black Malt||0.5 lbs||2.4 %|
|Roasted Barley||0.5 lbs||2.4 %|
|CTZ||0.75 oz||60 min|
|Willamette||0.75 oz||45 min|
|Graham Crackers||1 Box||Mash In|
|Lactose||1.5 lbs||10 min (boil)|
|Unsweetened Cocoa Powder||1 Cup||10 min (boil)|
|Toasted Coconut Flakes||3 lbs||Added with yeast pitch, or secondary if you choose to do so. I throw it in at the start because I’m lazy.|
|US-05||2 packs||Pitch and ferment at 68F, raise to 72F as fermentation nears finish|
This sample was taken a week after pitch and the sample blew me away. It was full of coconut and was thick and rich. The coconut has faded a fair bit but still remains in the background.
I always have fun snacking on the coconut. I had two of these trays toasted and added. Makes for a great addition to lots of styles.
The graham cracker sat on top and made the mash look like a cake after I was done sparging. Was a fun brew, can’t wait to brew it again and tweak it a little.
Enjoy this beer, I know we are.