Batch size: 2.5 gallons
Color: 31.2 SRM
Mash Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Duration: 60.0 mins
Fermentation Temperature: 68 degF
Maris Otter Malt 7lb 0oz 87.5 % 5.5 In Mash/Steeped
US Roasted Barley 1lb 0oz 12.5 % 78.7 In Mash/Steeped
US Summit 18.0 % 0.50 oz 41.6 Bagged Pellet Hops All Of Boil
US Summit 18.0 % 0.25 oz 16.0 Bagged Pellet Hops 30 Min From End
Whirlfloc Tablet 1.00 oz In Boil
Yeast Nutrient 0.07 oz In Boil
Raspberries, thawed 24.00 oz In Fermenter
Cacao Nibs 2.00 oz In Fermenter
White Labs WLP005-British Ale
Mash Type: Full Mash
Schedule Name: Single Step Infusion (67C/152F)
Step Type Temperature Duration
Rest at 152 degF 60
Use THCO Cacao Nibs in secondary fermenter for 4-6 weeks.
Use frozen raspberries, puree to extract juice, add to secondary 2-4 weeks.
Is it really a 2.5 gallon batch? Intended Gravity? Intended IBU's (I would guess your IBU's would be closer to 90 or 100)? At 57/54 a bu/gu ratio of +1 does seem a little high, but it's a stout and you have just a pound of roasted barley (for 5 gallons?). It's up to you, but you could put the ibu's at 40 or lower for a 1.054 R&C stout. FYI, summit hops are a love or hate hop. Some people think they taste like onions and garlic. If you use them make sure you age the beer for at least a few weeks. Some people also feel that if you use them later in the boil that they give less of the onion character. You won't get much flavor from a 30 min hop addition, I'd think about moving that to 10-20 minutes for flavor and 0-5 minutes for aroma (if desired). You could use amarillo or apollo instead, but don't use aged hops (ekg could be good though). I use about 6 oz of cocao nibs in my 5 gallon batches and I think it gives a nice flavor. I let those beers sit on the nibs for one to two weeks depending on the desired strength. I don't make beers with fruit so someone else will have to help you with that, but I'd think you'd need more like 2 pounds for a 5 gallon batch depending on the desired strength. Cheers and good luck.
I've changed the recipe a bit.
It IS a 2.5 gallon batch because this is just a test batch, I'll ramp it up when I'm done testing it.
On TBN's The Session, I had heard the interview with Hair of the Dog, and they said 1 pound of fruit per gallon is about right, so I'm going to use 2.5 lbs in this recipe and see how it works out.
I will be going with your 1.2 oz of Cacao Nibs per gallon ratio, so I'm going to use 3 oz of nibs for the 2.5 gallons.
I have never got to onion/cat piss out of Summit, but I have heard this, so I changed the hop bill as follows:
1 addtion @60m of Simcoe 13%AA, 1.5oz - IBU: 88
Im only doing 1 addition because I really want the chocolate and raspberries to shine.