Insanely Big Imperial Stout!

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  1. Apr 26, 2019 #61

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    I did a mini mash most of which ended up as unfermentables but the candi sugar etc, gave it the abv and it had plenty of body. 11.5% is a tidy result athumb..
     
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    Taking @Sadfield's suggestion of swapping some white sugar for muscovado a bit further, thoughts on subbing in some honey, golden syrup or even some dark candi syrup for a bit more complexity?
     
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    Honey is an odd one, it's likely to get lost in such a strongly flavoured beer so probably not the best. Something I intend to try out is a bochet-stout braggot, caramelise the honey until it's dark and add it into a stout near the end of the boil. Would probably make a bochet mead first to see what the flavour is like, but it's meant to be like toasted marshmallow.

    There's a lot going on in this brew so the choice of sugar probably won't have a huge impact, but candi syrups often have a more fruity flavour to me compared to the rummy/molasses/toffee of brown sugar. Likely to be tasty either way. :-)
     
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    Well I'm planning on getting this brewed sometime this week since I have a couple of days off. The coffee is cold steeping, the vanilla is infusing in rum and all the ingredients are ready. I had some leftover bits and pieces of specialty malts which I've decided to chuck in, just a little brown malt and café malt which probably won't do much in such small quantities but might add a little background something.

    I'll post a brewday thread when I get started with the final recipe and method. Feeling a bit of pressure on this one... :confused:
     
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