Friday, January 9, 2015

Boston Molasses Disaster - Home Brew

  • SRM Color : 29
  • Brewer: Custom by Beers By Russ
  • The Recipe:
    • 6.6 lb. Special dark Liquid Extract
    • 1 lbs Dark Dry Extract
    • 12.0 oz Liquid Molasses
    • 4.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L
    • 8.0 oz Roasted Barley
    • 1 lbs Corn Sugar (Dextrose)
    • 1 lbs Maltodextrin
    • 5 oz. Priming Sugar
    • 1 vial White Labs Irish Ale yeast (White Labs #WLP004)
    • 1.00 oz Northern Brewer Hops ( Bittering )
    • 6oz.  Maker's Mark Burboun
    • 1oz. French Oak chips
    • 1 tsp. Irish Moss
  • The Stats:
    • Original Gravity: 1.067
    • Final Gravity: 1.022
    • ABV: 6.2%
  • The Brewing Process
  • Brewer's Description:  Base recipe for a sweet Irish Stout, and added additional DME and Dextrose to increase the ABV and dry the flavor some. I soaked the oak chips in the Bourbon for 2 weeks and added to the secondary.
  • Recommended Glassware: Stout Glass
  • Russ' rating: 8/10
  • With the brew: A Bit of Molasses History
  • Comments: The bottle conditioning was scheduled to be over on January 15th and I found an event in history that involved Molasses and that date and it all seemed to fall in to place. Then any thing, and I mean ANYTHING that could go wrong did... Broken bottles, spills, skinned knuckles, burnt fingers, boil over, grain bag bursting... You name it it went wrong. All things considered though, it turned out quite well. It has a pronounced woody flavor above the roasted grain flavor and a viscous mouth feel. I may reduce the oak chips and Maltodextrin next time.The hops are nice but not quite bold enough.
Do you agree? Do you think I completely missed on this one? Feel free to leave a comment below, give me a +1, or "Like" my post!

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