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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Imperial Espresso Stout

  It's brew day again in the NEW DeArmond house. A few things have been mixed up here. First off I had to use a new brewing shop because my old one is to far away. Olympic Brewing Supplies in Bremerton has some serious advantages but it's no where near the massive size of Larry's. They have a great system for ordering specialty (or base) grains. Much like Zanatto's market used to do for sandwiches, there's a form you fill out with exactly what you want. All the grains are posted with their prices on the little form and you just hand it to them. They also pour extract for you at 1.85/lb if you bring your own container. All in all a good little shop, they know their stuff. One other small disadvantage is that they sell their hops in 2oz packs rather than 1 oz packs.
  So today we're working towards a deep dark strong beer. I wanted to really bring out both the dark, sweet, and malty flavor for this stout so I went with 1lb each of my specialty grains. Chocolate, roasted barley, and Crystal 120. I'm planning to drop somewhere around 1lb of espresso beans into the secondary and really bring out a big coffee flavor.

Imperial Espresso Stout

Batch size: 5.0 gal
Boil volume: 4.0 gal
OG: 1.081
FG: 1.020
Bitterness (IBU): 60.6
Color (SRM): 54.8
ABV: 8.0%

Light LME    7lb   
Light DME      3lbs
Crystal 120L    1lb   
Roasted Barley    1lb   
Chocolate Malt (US)    1lb   
Nugget 2.00oz 11.5% AA Whole @ 60 min, 60.6 IBU
Nottingham Ale yeast   

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