First Milk Stout Recipe Critique

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Re: First Milk Stout Recipe Critique

Post by orlando » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:32 pm

Jocky wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:31 am
Yeah, try it and adjust in future. If it's overpoweringly roasty or astringent from the roast grain then you know to use lower colour versions or less of them next time.

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Re: First Milk Stout Recipe Critique

Post by james1988 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:10 pm

If you can point me to a guide for packaging beer properly so the bottles don't get smashed and send me your addresses you're both more than welcome to one.

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Re: First Milk Stout Recipe Critique

Post by orlando » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:59 am

Most kind but I was only joking, I'm quite happy to read your own review when they're ready.
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Fermenting: Mrs Worthington (White Shield Clone)
Conditioning: St. Petersburg (RIS)
Drinking: Hazy Shade Of Winter, Kernel Bogey (India Porter), Mild Boys
Up Next: Black Dog, London Calling, Gertcherbrewed, Autumn Almanac
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Re: First Milk Stout Recipe Critique

Post by MARMITE » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:30 am

<t>This is all very interesting stuff.<br/>
Some of the lads in the local recently visited Sheffield and were very impressed with a hazelnut milk stout.It was brewed by Little Critters and came out at 6%.They brought me a sample even though the brewpub would not allow takeouts and insisted that I should brew it on their behalf.<br/>
I did try e-mailing Little Critters but they did not reply.The pump clip gives the IBU's and hazelnut essence is available on line.<br/>
I've never brewed a milk stout before and recipes I've researched are quite different. Some contain roast and/or flaked barley and others omit both.<br/>
James I can see has decided to omit the roast barley.<br/>
Any ideas please?</t>
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Re: First Milk Stout Recipe Critique

Post by james1988 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:08 pm

Evening Marmite,

To be totally honest the reason I didn't include the oats is because I didn't have any in stock. I used the flaked barley in order to promote head retention and to give it body. Initially I was going to mash low for a lighter stout (I realise this goes against the grain) as I wanted to emulate a mug of coffee. However, after much thought I decided to mash higher and go for a heavier beer so the idea was to use the flaked barley to promote this.

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Re: First Milk Stout Recipe Critique

Post by james1988 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:39 am

Morning All,

I tapped the keg last night and was pleasantly surprised at the outcome of the beer. The beer has a chocolate nose, off white / light brown head and is rather black in colour. Its heavy but not too heavy so that you could only get through one pint in a sitting; it has a chocolate and a very minor coffee taste to it, no bitter astringency and is very creamy. I would say it was a triumph of an experiment but it is unfortunately lacking the coffee flavour I was looking for.

James

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Re: First Milk Stout Recipe Critique

Post by orlando » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:15 pm

Excellent well done James. Next time add some strong espresso to the batch.
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Re: First Milk Stout Recipe Critique

Post by Barley Water » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:50 pm

Buy (or better yet roast your own) some high quality coffee beans then do a cold extraction. Once you have the concentrated coffee they you can add it to your beer to taste. The cold extraction will keep everything really smooth, it's easy and it works great. By the way, the fresher the roasted coffee the better the results; it make a really big difference if you are a coffee snob. :D
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