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2 months 5 days ago #5219 by Finnroo
Replied by Finnroo on topic Coopers Chocolate and Vanilla Stout (EXTRACT)
Thanks mate. So my thoughts are firstly your already ahead of your game getting a fermentation fridge set up, well done. As far as kits go they are basically the same to brew but the shout probably hide a multiple of sins more so than the pales and lagers etc. The yeast in the larger is an ale yeast by the way. The person who has steered you away from this brew for your first is probably right. Get a few kit beers on the go first. Don't use table sugar, Dextrose is ok but better still is Dry malt or liquid malt extract is better.
As far as carbonation drops go for a 750 ml bottle best to stick with 2.
Hope this helps, oh and make sure you start a log book to keep track of your progress. Good luck and enjoy your self. Cheers.

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2 months 4 days ago #5220 by Gash
Firstly the chocolate malt, it can actually taste like cacao, it doesnt taste like dairy milk chocolate, especially if you chew on the grain. You can get chocolate flavours by adding the vanilla for a sweetness. if you've ever chewed on a cacao nib or something it doesnt taste like dairy milk chocolate either.

I'm going to disagree with finnroo here on the single carb drop, thats fine if you want half carb, I do that for my really big stouts, its also a bit of insurance if you want to store some in glass bottles for years as the beer can keep fermenting slightly and end up overcarbed or worse bottle bombs, but the over carb thing happens a lot. For my regular dark beers I'll use 2.

Thirdly! This is an easy recipe, yep might have a few new steps, but they are easy!.

oh dont use cheap shit extract, not the 2 dollar bottles in woolies, if you arent making your own by some good stuff. Cheers!
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2 months 3 days ago #5225 by Finnroo
Replied by Finnroo on topic Coopers Chocolate and Vanilla Stout (EXTRACT)
Excellent I didn't know that one carb drop would do the job. There you go, now I know. Cheers.

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Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Wed 7 Apr - 14:07

Nice one Skid, yep the weekend went well from what i can remember, Cheers brewers and rock on :D

SkidBaxter's Avatar SkidBaxter - Tue 6 Apr - 12:55

Bottled up a Chocolate Milk Porter earlier today. Drinking some from the previous batch right now. No complaints! Hope everyone has a great week. Cheers!

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Thu 1 Apr - 09:03

Just about to brew a Pale with 2 cans of blonde extract and my fresh cascade hops, cheers all have a great Easter :D

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Wed 17 Mar - 13:21

Happy st Patrick's day, i trust your home brew stouts are blowing Guinness out of the park. Slainte lol

BeerRay1986 - Fri 22 Jan - 21:39

good brewing weekend coming up!!! putting on a mild and bitter! have a rippa weekend

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