Foreign Extra Stout

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Codename : Westfort Export Stouthorpe

In my ongoing attempts to brew more stouts, and try more stout styles, I have arrived on a foreign extra stout. In the older British tradition it was brewed a little stronger for the export market, and tended to be a little hoppier.

Recipe inspiration : https://abthorpe.org/tag/stout/

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs 7 oz Maris Otter malt (3.8L)
  • 2 oz Torrified wheat (2.4L)
  • 2 oz Chocolate malt (360L)
  • 2 oz Roasted barley (488L)
  • 1 oz corn sugar at 20 minutes
  • 0.30 oz Cascade hops at 60 minutes
  • 0.30 oz Willemette hops at 15 minutes
  • ¼ tsp Irish Moss (optional) at 15 minutes
  • ¼ tsp yeast nutrients (optional) at 15 minutes
  • 0.20 oz Willemette hops at 10 minutes
  • 0.20 oz Fuggle hops at 5 minutes
  • 0.20 oz Fuggle hops at 0 minutes
  • 5 ml Nottingham ale yeast

Vital Stats

BJCP Style : Foreign Extra Stout
Anticipated ABV : 7.0%
Anticipated IBU : 66
Anticipated SRM : 35
Target OG : 1.070
Pre-boil SG : 1.045
Target FG : 1,017
Brewhouse (in)efficiency : 65%

Brew Day

  •  Prepare 7.8L strike water, 159F. 
  • Add the milled grains to the bag. 
  • Place the bag in the hot water, set the timer for 75 minutes, and maintain the temperature at 152 F.
  • Calibrate the sonic screwdriver.
  • Lift the bag out of the water, and allow it to drip into the pot. Every bit of sugar that can be extracted will benefit the end ABV.
  • Bring up to a boil, 212F, set the timer for 60 minutes. Add hops, corn sugar, yeast nutrient and Irish Moss as prescribed above.
  • Sanitise everything required for fermentation.
  • Cool to room temp, an ice-bath or a snowbank work effectively.
  • Prepare yeast mixture.
  • Add wort to the jug. Pitch yeast.
  • Store in a cool place for primary fermentation for 14-21 days.

Bottling Day

  • Sanitise everything required for bottling.
  • Transfer from carboy to bottling pot.
  • Prepare 24g corn sugar with enough hot water to dissolve it. Add to pot.
  • Bottle.
  • Preferably conduct bottle conditioning for at least 4 weeks. You can crack one open early, but you might be disappointed. You have been warned.

Brew Notes

  • Pre-boil gravity was achieved, post boil gravity 1.072, potential ABV of 7.2%

 

Brew day : 18-Nov-2022
Bottling day : 

NFT : to follow

thomas