Coconut rum milk stout

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  1. Oct 17, 2017 #1

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    I have been planning this for a while but had the bits together finally
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    "Simply" dry stout kit
    2 l coconut water
    500g desiccated coconut
    2.5 kg dextrose
    1kg dark spraymalt
    Later additions will be
    500g lactose
    500g desiccated coconut
    Unspecified quantity of pursuers navy rum to taste

    The coconut was boiled in a bag but swelled massively and split the bag but is in the fv loose,the, og is about 1080 but difficult to measure due to the Damn coconut floating everywhere.
    Started fermenting within 2 hrs and am keeping a close eye as I fear the coconut may yet block the airlock if things get too vigorous and end up getting scraped off the kitchen ceiling
     
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    Now down to 1.005 so racked off into pressure barrel with added 500g lactose,will be leaving to clear for 10 days before adding rum and priming, 10 liter s into easy kegs and the remainder Into bottles,despite the quantity of coconut only has a slight background hint but I am reluctant to add more due to the quantity it will absorb
     
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    Do you think it might have been easier to brew a milk stout then add Malibu?
     
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    Probably but where's the fun in that?
     
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    Bottled up into 2 easykegs and 21 bottles,sneaky taste on bottling was really smooth ,just need to wait for it to carbonate and condition.
     
  6. Dec 9, 2017 #6

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    Drinking this now and its really smooth and mellow with a great mouthfeel,I eventually went with 300 ml of dark navy rum,and was a bit concerned it might be too overpowering but the flavour is quite subtle with the coconut there in the background.
    I will definitely be making this one again.
     
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    Well done, sounds like a great beer
     
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    Would Molasses be a good thing to try in this recipe? ....as rum made from it. Then again I suppose that it would maybe be an overpowering flavour, most of which would be 'stripped ' away when rum is distilled.
     
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    Molasses are similar to treacle. too much and it will be horrible. I threw away a batch i added 1 jar to. Go easy with it.
     
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    Try dark muscavado sugar as an alternative. I add 120g to my stouts (19 litres) and its just detectable and certainly not overpowering.
     
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    Just noticed the low fg and then saw the 2.5kg of dextrose. Isn't that a massive amount of sugar? Glad it's tasty.
     
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    Might try this,am thinking some toasted oak chips next time as well for a more matured flavour
     
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    Yes that was a lot of fermentables,am planning on keeping a fair percentage of this for a while,I have no doubt it will get better with time
     

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