Monday, October 31, 2016

Homebrew: Bourbon Vanilla Stout

I am going to attempt a vanilla bourbon stout.  I have been soaking some charred oak staves in bourbon for a few months.

First step: the stout.  I had two epic boil-overs making this - never turn your back on boiling wort!  Hopefully I didn't lose too much rich, beery goodness.

Steep for 30 minutes at 150:

1 lb. Black Malt (450-500 L)
1 lb .Dark Crystal Malt (94-108 L)
2 oz. Roasted Barley
3 oz. Chocolate Malt


1 kg. Dark DME
1 kg. Light DME
1 lb. Medium DME

Added 1 oz. Fuggles (4.2%AA) at 60 minutes
At 2 minutes added 1 oz. Fuggles (4.2%AA), .5 oz. Czech Saaz

Filled to 20 litres, pitched White Labs WLP005 British Ale

I will rack to secondary in a few day, add the wood staves, a splash of bourbon and a splash of vanilla.

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