Black Friday Stout

I will not shop on Black Friday. EVAR! I figure the time I spend in line totally negates the savings, and would rather spend that at home, warm, with my family, and brewing.  The last Black Friday brews have been oatmeal stouts, so I changed it up this year and attempted a Foreign Extra Stout.

Mash the following at 153°F for an hour (I misplaced my thermometer, and found an old centigrade thermo.  So I had to go all metric today.)

  • 20 pounds Maris Otter 2 Row Pale Malt
  • 2.5 pounds Roast Malt
  • 2 pounds 55L British Crystal Malt
  • 1 pound Flaked Barley

After mash, bring to boil. Boil time is 60 minutes.  For this recipe I used first wort hops.

Add bittering hops before boil for 60 minutes of the boil:

  • 3 oz. Cascade pellet hops 5% alpha
  • 1.5 oz. Northern Brewer pellet hops 9.4% alpha

After 45 minutes, add the following for 15 minutes:

  • 1 oz Northern Brewer pellet hops 9.4% alpha

After 55 minutes, add the following for 5 minutes:

  • 1 oz East Kent Goldings pellet hops 5.9% alpha

Remove from heat, cool wort below 80°F and transfer to carboys.  Pitch yeast:

  • White Labs #WLP004 Irish Ale Yeast

The beer is currently fermenting.


OG 1.068
FG 1.018 estimated
IBU 62.6
ABV 6.4% estimates
Yield 10 gallons

My Stout is just too stout.