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AG#31 – BP Stout

Posted on: July 10, 2010

Did a bit of a Brew Trial for work today, the brew went well…
It was a 4.1% Stout with Pale, Crystal, Torrefied, Roasted, Black. Bittered with Fuggle, Last 15mins with Golding, Flame-out steep with Fuggle. Water treatment added to mash to the GW Calc Stout profile minus the common salt.
I ended up with a FV that was too full and my Mash efficiency was through the roof, checked with both Refractometer & Hydrometer my Pre-Boil wort was (11Brix) 1.042 (Wort in the Copper 31 Litres) and I was only aiming for 1.045 Starting Gravity, BeerEngine says my efficiency was 94%…
End of Boil I had to liquor-back.
Yeast was Nottingham.
Bottled up two previous brews so quite a busy day.

*Bottled 18th July ’10

Recipe a bit after the event πŸ˜‰

Black Pepper Stout


Gyle Number:

Fermentable Colour lb: oz Grams Ratio
Pale Malt 5 EBC 8 lbs. 1.5 oz 3670 grams 78%
Crystal Malt 120 EBC 1 lbs. 0.6 oz 470 grams 10%
Roasted Barley 1220 EBC 0 lbs. 8.2 oz 235 grams 5%
Torrefied Wheat 4 EBC 0 lbs. 8.2 oz 235 grams 5%
Black Malt 1100 EBC 0 lbs. 3.3 oz 94 grams 2%


Hop Variety Type Alpha Time lb: oz grams Ratio
Fuggle Whole 4.9 % 60 mins 0 lbs. 1.2 oz 34 grams 30%
Golding Whole 5.7 % 15 mins 0 lbs. 1.2 oz 34 grams 30%
Fuggle Whole 4.9 % 0 mins 0 lbs. 1.6 oz 46 grams 40%


Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.045
Final Gravity: 1.013
Alcohol Content: 4.1% ABV
Total Liquor: 33 Litres
Mash Liquor: 11.8 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 28 EBU
Colour: 152 EBC

It didn’t really show up any of the Black Pepper traits that I was looking for and a certain points during fermentation its taste reminded me of Cheap Cola! Though it mellowed into a good easy drinking stout, I mostly use this for making Beef Stew πŸ™‚


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