First Brew of 2012

Weather wise, this weekend was absolutely wonderful and I had to take advantage of the milder temperatures by brewing a batch of beer.  I’ve heard nothing but good things about this Stout recipe, so I thought I’d give it a shot.

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Recipe: Flan's Standard Stout
Brewer: John Darsie
Asst Brewer: 
Style: Dry Stout
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0) 

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 7.63 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.50 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.25 gal   
Bottling Volume: 4.50 gal
Estimated OG: 1.047 SG
Estimated Color: 32.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 16.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 83.3 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
9.63 gal              Stephens City, VA                        Water         1        -             
6.00 g                Calcium Chloride (Mash 60.0 mins)        Water Agent   2        -             
2.50 ml               Lactic Acid (Mash 60.0 mins)             Water Agent   3        -             
1.00 g                Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins Water Agent   4        -             
7 lbs                 Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         5        68.3 %        
1 lbs                 Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM)                 Grain         6        9.8 %         
1 lbs                 Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)             Grain         7        9.8 %         
12.0 oz               Roasted Barley (500.0 SRM)               Grain         8        7.3 %         
8.0 oz                Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM)               Grain         9        4.9 %         
1.00 oz               Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 60.0 Hop           10       16.8 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Irish Ale Yeast (White Labs #WLP004)     Yeast         11       -             

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 10 lbs 4.0 oz
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Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 16.83 qt of water at 163.1 F        154.0 F       60 min        

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun, , 5.45gal) of 168.0 F water
Notes:
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I hit all my numbers, and I got my best efficiency yet, which was almost 75%! I’m really excited to see how this beer turns out! 😀

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