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Chug
Yeah EKG or Fuggles are popular stout hops, and I know its all down to personal taste, but the magnum version I did seemed thinner too, so I wouldn't recommend using a neutral bittering hop.
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Robert
AdrianDBW wrote:
Thanks for all the input. Much appreciated.

Alright, I've tweaked Hops_and_Dreams recipe to save having to buy two packs of flaked barley. And I've got fuggles and EKG coming out my ears as I got some from Dean's sale- so I'm keen to lob them in instead. So I've now got;

4kgs (80%) Maris Otter
500g (10%) Flaked Barley
400g (8%) Roasted Barley
100g (2%) Chocolate

Then hops I'm thinking either;
30g each of both fuggles and EKG at 60mins (although I'm undecided on this!)

I'll use my GV-12 on this too.

I'm about to run out of laptop battery but I'll probably order the grain tomorrow so it arrives between Christmas and New Year so I can get a mash on as soon as the missus lets us!


That'll be good. Either or both of those hops will be fine. Classic hop with dark beers is Fuggles but that doesn't mean it's wrong or never been done your way. If it's not too much hassle you could split and do two boils just to see if there's a difference (I doubt there'd be much).
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Clibit
Fuggles and Goldings are both common in stouts. Don't know the IBUs from your hop amounts?
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AdrianDBW
Clibit wrote:
Fuggles and Goldings are both common in stouts. Don't know the IBUs from your hop amounts?


I actually meant to write 30g of each or 60 of one or the other- but apparently didn't! 😂

BFs calculator put the IBUs bang in the middle of the range for a stout- about 30ish I think.
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AdrianDBW
Chug wrote:
They help with a smooth mouthfeel to the roasty flavours.


I think that might be one for stout mk2 👍
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AdrianDBW
Get Er Brewed only offer 'torrified flaked barley', is this different to 'flaked barley' offered by everyone else?
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Clibit
AdrianDBW wrote:
Get Er Brewed only offer 'torrified flaked barley', is this different to 'flaked barley' offered by everyone else?


Torrified means puffed, like puffed wheat. So yes, it's different. You can buy flaked barley in the shops.

http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/holland-barrett-barley-flakes-60019244

Another observation - your recipe is really a dry stout recipe, Guinness plus pale choc malt. A dry stout normally has a high bitterness to gravity ratio, for a 1053 beer it would be in the 40-45 IBU range. It's not a rule though obviously.
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