Deck-Head Stout

ABV: 4.50%

OG: 1.054

FG: 1.02

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Featured in Amal Turczyn's book A Year of Beer, this gold medal-winning recipe from Rob Schutte is sure to satisfy all homebrewers, Irish or not. The classic dry-style stout is usually opaque black, with a medium body and medium to high hop bitterness. Enjoy the dark notes, complemented by the dry fruit, coffee and chocolate flavors.

A Year of Beer and other great resources for homebrewing is available in the AHA Store, and also don't forget to visit our Beer Recipe Blog for more homebrew recipes!

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Featured in Amal Turczyn's book A Year of Beer, this gold medal-winning recipe from Rob Schutte is sure to satisfy all homebrewers, Irish or not. The classic dry-style stout is usually opaque black, with a medium body and medium to high hop bitterness. Enjoy the dark notes, complemented by the dry fruit, coffee and chocolate flavors.

A Year of Beer and other great resources for homebrewing is available in the AHA Store, and also don't forget to visit our Beer Recipe Blog for more homebrew recipes!

Ingredients:

  • 8 lbs. (3.62 kg) British two-row pale malt
  • 1 1/2 lbs. (0.68 kg) flaked barley
  • 1 lb. (0.45 kg) roasted barley
  • 3/4 lb. (0.34 kg) CaraPils malt
  • 1/2 lb. (0.23 kg) 40° L crystal malt
  • 1 1/2 oz. (42.5 g) Kent Goldings hop plugs, 5% a.a. (70 min)
  • 1 oz. (28.3 g) Northern Brewer hops, 6.4% a.a. (70 min)
  • Wyeast No. 1084 Irish ale yeast
  • 2/3 cup corn sugar (to prime)

Specifications:

Yield: 5 gallons (18.9L)

Original Gravity: 1.054

Final Gravity: 1.02

ABV: 4.50%

Boil Time: 70 minutes

Directions:

  • Mash grains at 98°F (37°C) for 20 minutes.
  • Raise temperature to 122°F (50°C) and hold for 20 minutes.
  • Raise temperature to 154°F (68°C) for 65 minutes and 170°F (77°C) for 5 minutes.
  • Primary fermentation: 6 days at 63° F (17° C) in glass.
  • Secondary fermentation: 9 days at 63° F (17° C) in glass.

Judges' Comments

  • "Nicely balanced beer. Some residual bitterness. Roasted barley and malt sweetness blend together well. Very good job at style. The malt profile is right now."
  • "Good roast and malt character. Bitterness very good. Perfect conditioning. Nice malt, roast, and bitter in finish-maybe too bitter?"

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