Could be going about this all wrong, especially since I'm not super good with choosing hops, but I'm curious to hear some feedback. Planning on brewing this up this weekend.
22 lbs Pale 2 Row US
2 lb Chocolate Rye Malt
2 Lbs Flaked Oats (not sure when to add these, as I'd like them to add to the body)
1 lb Chocolate Malt
1 lb Roasted Barley
WLP002 English Ale Yeast
1 ounce of each Colombia, Fuggles, Hallertauer, and Palisade hops, all boiled for 60 minutes.
1 cinnamon stick in boil for 5 minutes
1 lb Cacao nibs in secondary for 2 weeks
1 vanilla bean in secondary
1 cinnamon stick in secondary
1/2 ounce Chipotle pepper in secondary
Mash in with 10 gallons of water @170 degrees
After 90 minutes, drain, sparge with 172 degree water (10 gallons)
60 minute boil
Anyway, I'm the first to admit I'm no pro, so any feedback is welcome.