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Milk Stout


I am working out a recipe for a milk stout. A friend of mine told me how much he likes Left Hand Milk Stout so I looked it up online and found the ingredients. I recently made a porter that I really like except it lacks the "toastieness" I like in a porter. I am going to sort of modify that recipe and I looked at how much roasted grain Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat uses. Here is what I have so far.

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout -
Recipe: Milk Stout
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: Sweet Stout
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.059 SG
Estimated Color: 54.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 37.5 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
5 lbs                 Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        44.4 %       
2 lbs                 Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)             Grain         2        17.8 %       
1 lbs                 Roasted Barley (Simpsons) (550.0 SRM)    Grain         3        8.9 %         
8.0 oz                Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM)                 Grain         4        4.4 %         
8.0 oz                Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)    Grain         5        4.4 %         
8.0 oz                Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM)               Grain         6        4.4 %         
8.0 oz                Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM)                   Grain         7        4.4 %         
4.0 oz                Black Malt - 2-Row (Briess) (500.0 SRM)  Grain         8        2.2 %         
1.00 oz               Fuggles [5.40 %] - First Wort 60.0 min   Hop           9        22.1 IBUs     
1 lbs                 Milk Sugar (Lactose) [Boil for 60 min](0 Sugar         10       8.9 %         
1.00 oz               Fuggles [5.40 %] - Boil 30.0 min         Hop           11       15.4 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) Yeast         12       -             

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 11 lbs 4.0 oz
Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 13.81 qt of water at 167.4 F        156.0 F       45 min       

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (0.75gal, 2.97gal) of 168.0 F water

I have never used flaked grains before. Is 1lb of each too much? Do I crush em or just throw em in?

I wouldn't think that .5 lb of each flaked grain is too much at all. No need to crush, just toss em in.

I agree. I love flaked grains, especially oats in a lot of my beers. I don't think you will need more than you have in there but it cannot hurt especially if you are going something more silky and creamy. I think that recipe looks pretty good.

I forgot to throw my flakes in until halfway through the mash. I am hoping since I am not looking for any conversion from them that wont make a difference.

Other than that Beersmith was almost spot on my OG. It came out 1.060. Right where life begins according to Denny.


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