Sunday, August 12, 2012

Move over Olympics, here comes Shark Week!!!

It's that time again.  The most wonderful week of television viewing of the year, Shark Week!  While typically in July, Shark Week got deferred due to those pesky Olympics.  Michael Phelps, who??? The 25th anniversary of Shark Week stops for no man.  It would definitely be an appropriate week to buy a few dogfish head ales and kick back and watch the sharks fly.  In honor of this most cherished week, I brewed a bourbon stout.  Anyone got an idea for a name?  Big Bite Bourbon Stout?  Sounds Ok, but I need something better.  When naming a beer always remember, people love alliterations.  It's fool proof.

Bourbon Stout

Style: American Stout

Type: All Grain
Calories: 181
Boil Size: 5.83 Gal
IBU's: 54.18
Batch Size: 5.00 Gal
Color: 43.3 SRM
Boil Time: 60 minutes

Brew Date:-08/11/2012

Estimated   Actual

OG:1.056   1.053

FG:1.010    ???
ABV:6.03 %
Efficiency:70 %  66 %

Serve Date:10/17/2012

Fermentation Steps

NameDays / TempEstimatedActual

Primary7 days @ 72.0°F

Secondary60 days @ 72.0°F

Grains & Adjuncts

10.00 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter60 mins1.038

1.00 lbs   Chocolate Malt60 mins1.034

0.50 lbs    Black (Patent) Malt60 mins1.025

3.00 ozs    Briess 2-Row Caramel 120L60 mins1.032

5.00 ozs    Briess 2-Row Caramel 80L60 mins1.033


1.00 ozs Chinook 60 mins

1.00 ozs  Fuggles 15 mins

1.00 ozs  Fuggles 5 mins


AmountNameLaboratory / ID

1.0 pkgSafale S-04Fermentis S-04



2.00 ozOak Chips60 daysSecondary

8.00 ozBourbon60 daysSecondary

Mash Profile

Medium Body Infusion In60 min @ 152.0°F

Add 15.00 qt ( 1.25 qt/lb ) water @ 166.0°F

Medium Body Infusion Out10 min @ 168.0°F

Add 7.80 qt ( 0.65 qt/lb ) water @ 196.0°F


Sparge 8.76 qt of 170.0°F water over 60 mins

Get bitten,

1 comment:

holzspeaks said...

Bull Bait Stout? Like a bull shark? Ehh...