Small Batch Irish Stout?

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Update: I managed to rack the stout to my bottling bucket today, ready for bottling on Wednesday evening. After the quick stir 4 days ago, the FG got to a steady 1.012, so I am more than happy with the outcome. I am also very impressed with the CML 'Midland' yeast which gave a pretty firm layer on the bottom of the FV, so much so that I was able to syphon all but a few millilitres off it. Looking good so far athumb..
 

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This is my converted 19 litre recipe taken from the bible it tasted great with no negative feedback on body or flavour
Grain Bill
Pale Malt 3817g
Rolled Oats 227g
Medium Crystal 182g
Chocolate Malt 146g
Roasted Barley 64g

Hops

Challenger 35.5g at 60 minutes
Challenger 14.5g at Flame Out
Styrian Golding 14.5g at Flame Out

Protfloc at 15 Minutes

just tried one of these, and it's lovely! Would benefit from a bit longer in the bottle I daresay, and I'm not convinced that I've got my priming spot-on, but for colour and flavour it's great.

A beer I'll certainly be making again. Many thanks! :beer1:

BTW I wonder what yeast with these. I deliberately used the same yeast for 4 stout brews to make a comparison. I went for Safale 06 (pink packet), which seemed to work really well; I have a batch of parsnip behind going at ten to the dozen with the same yeast!
 

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just tried one of these, and it's lovely! Would benefit from a bit longer in the bottle I daresay, and I'm not convinced that I've got my priming spot-on, but for colour and flavour it's great.

A beer I'll certainly be making again. Many thanks! :beer1:

BTW I wonder what yeast with these. I deliberately used the same yeast for 4 stout brews to make a comparison. I went for Safale 06 (pink packet), which seemed to work really well; I have a batch of parsnip behind going at ten to the dozen with the same yeast!
I used Cross My Loof "Four" for mine and it turned out decent mate
 

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After 2 weeks carbing @ 20c, I moved the bottles to a cooler location for conditioning, however, as always, curiosity got the better and I popped of the cap of a bottle.

This is a very very nice dry stout, which I will be interested to see how it develops with time. Happy brewer clapa
 

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Tonight I tried one of darrelm's recipe batch (post #13), bottled <checks notes> 15 days ago.

Wow, that is lovely already, and will certainly condition further! :beer1:

I really need to leave it alone now for at least another fortnight. Shouldn't be a problem; I have several other brews nominally 'in front' of it.
 

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Here you go, I've adjusted it for 11L and removed the DME addition that I used. You may want to plug it into some brewing software with the AA of the hops you have to hit the 45 IBU bitterness. I added a little black malt to darken it a bit more, but it's not really necessary. Chances are your efficiency will be different to mine (68%) but it's a good place to start so just crack on :cool:

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (L): 11.0
Original Gravity (OG): 1.048 (°P): 11.9
Final Gravity (FG): 1.012 (°P): 3.1
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.72 %
Colour (SRM): 32.6 (EBC): 64.1
Bitterness (IBU): 45.47 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 68
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
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2.078 kg Maris Otter Malt (81.15%)
0.244 kg Flaked Barley (9.55%)
0.226 kg Roasted Barley (8.83%)
0.012 kg Black Malt (0.48%)

Hop Bill
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15.0 g Target Leaf (12.85% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (1.3 g/L)
Just wondered any reason why no chocolate malt ?
 

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I'm finding the oatmeal stout, for some reason, is taking longer to carborate (is that a word?) than usual; I thought at first it was insufficiently primed, but it's been the same as all the other batches. and it's clearly coming good, but it is 'behind' darrell's recipe, if you see what I mean, which was similar, and brewed a week later. I really want to try them side by side, but I think leaving it another week will be best. Anyway, two successful brews which I shall be doubtless doing again. Shining a torch through a bottle, both look crystal clear and the most gorgeous ruby colour.
 

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Just wondered any reason why no chocolate malt ?
I've been looking at a few Stout recipes and some have chocolate, some don't. I tend to associate chocolate with Porters so thought I'd try it without, turned out OK.
 

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That oatmeal stout that was 'behind': it's caught up! :D

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And with a torch shining through, you can see the lovely colour:

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It's nice when you brew a beer, and then you think, next time i do this, I'll brew a bigger batch! :D
 

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