The “Layout” Stout
February 11, 2011 § 2 Comments
Whew, quite a week. Sorry it took me so long to update. So, on Sunday I brewed the Layout Stout. The recipe which I finalized was:
- 7 lbs Breiss Maris Otter
- 2.5 lbs Flaked Barley
- 1.5 lbs Roasted Barley
- .75 lbs Chocolate Malt
- 4 oz Black Patent Malt
- Bittering: 1 oz Chinook (AAU = %11)
- Aroma: 1 oz Fuggles (AAU = %4)
- Dough in 12 lbs malt with 12 quarts (3 gallons) at 133°F.
- Protein Rest at 132°F for 60 minutes. Strained in 7.5 quarts at 210°F to reach 153°F .
- Saccharide Rest at 154°F for 60 minutes.
- Ran the vorlauf with about 1/2 quart jug about 20 times.
- Sparged with 11 quarts at 200°F, bringing final temperature to 170°F.
- Double run off that took about 35 minutes.
- Had a stuck sparge at this point. I had to manually blow the manifold clean. Messy process…
- Brought about 6.75 gallons to a rolling boil.
- Added Chinook hops at minute 1.
- Added Fuggles hops at minute 50.
- At 60 minutes, began to bring the wort down in temperature with wort chiller.
- Original Gravity = 1.062 ~ 15° Plato (that makes my overall brewhouse efficiency 72%, shooting for 75% )
- I pitched my Dry Yeast 05 at 74°F
- Used a blow off tube to avoid another Irish Red incident.
- Fermenting for 3 weeks at 65°F
- Added my Airlock at about 40 hours after high krausen.
For this session I decided to go with Star San for the first time. The no rinse factor made cleaning a whole bunch easier. Very happy with results. I also wanted to use WhirlFloc tablets for this project but was busy dealing with a clogged sink during the boil (I had some grist that didn’t want to go down the sink. ) Because the stout is so dark I am not very worried about clearness in this brew. If I decide to do a pale ale this weekend that will be a major part of my recipe for sure.
My next project will be to make a stir plate for yeast propagation. Seems like a pretty simple process, should be a fun Sunday DIY project if I do not decide to make a quick extract Pale Ale to play with some specialty malts.
Next update will be about my stir plate project, the pale ale recipe, and a possible “Waka-Weizen” recipe.