Hops_and_Dreams
Might make a small batch of stout tomorrow. Just thinking about the grain bill and after doing a dry stout and oatmeal stout, I thought about doing something a bit sweeter.

I've got some MJ M15, which attenuates low and thought maybe 7% chocolate and 3% black. Maybe 5% Crystal? Don't want/haven't got lactose, but 65% attenuation should make it sweet enough.

Thoughts?
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Pinto
You wont need lactose, just mash @ 67-68 degrees.  Your quantities sound fine, I'd reccomend 5-10% oats to your taste as stouts really benefit from them (especially oatmeal ones [rofl] )
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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Robert

Are you confident the M15 will be that low? I just used it and it's got down past 75%, otherwise, looks OK to me. Yes to the crystal.

If you want to do something different why not try this? It's delicious and a less attenuating yeast would be perfect.

http://barclayperkins.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/lets-brew-wednesday-1909-maclays.html

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Hops_and_Dreams
Robert wrote:

Are you confident the M15 will be that low? I just used it and it's got down past 75%, otherwise, looks OK to me. Yes to the crystal.

If you want to do something different why not try this? It's delicious and a less attenuating yeast would be perfect.

http://barclayperkins.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/lets-brew-wednesday-1909-maclays.html


I've not used this yeast, so not sure about the attenuation, just going by some reviews online. I suppose I'm just aiming for something not dry, rather than sweet, so should be ok.

Thanks for posting the recipe, I do remember it from before as I've never heard of using linseed for anything other than my cricket bat or dad's old bike saddle! I've still got a fair amount of my oatmeal stout left, so probably won't use oats this time.
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Clibit
Hops_and_Dreams wrote:
I've not used this yeast, so not sure about the attenuation, just going by some reviews online. I suppose I'm just aiming for something not dry, rather than sweet, so should be ok. Thanks for posting the recipe, I do remember it from before as I've never heard of using linseed for anything other than my cricket bat or dad's old bike saddle! I've still got a fair amount of my oatmeal stout left, so probably won't use oats this time.


Did you get round to doing a stout?
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Hops_and_Dreams
Hops_and_Dreams wrote:
Simple stout today. Wanted something with a bit of sweetness and used more chocolate than normal. The yeast should add some depth and leave a bit of residual sugar too.

15ltr Batch
OG 1050
FG 1017
IBU 29
SRM 35
ABV 4.3%

3.000kg Best Ale Malt
0.290kg Chocolate Malt
0.180kg Crystal 60
0.145kg Black Malt

25g Challenger 60min
7g Challenger 15min

Whirlfloc Tablet 15min

Ferment with MJ M15 Empire Ale

Yes, went with this in the end. It was at 1020 as of the end of last week. Will bottle at the weekend.
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Clibit
Looks very nice that. [thumb]
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