12 Brews of Christmas: #1 Coffee Milk Stout
Today I am starting a new series called the 12 Brews of Christmas. Here’s how it works…. For the next 12 days straight I will brew one batch of something; beer, mead, soda…. whatever. That way by the time Christmas rolls around Santa will have something to drink. ‘Tis the season people. Let us begin.
For the first brew of Christmas… I am making a stout for the first time. The recipe is based once again on a recipe from the most excellent “Make Some Beer Book.” I am following the recipe to the letter except for the Progress Hops which my home brew store didn’t have in stock. They recommended Fuggles as a replacement so who am I to argue? Fuggles it is.
60 minute Mash – Grains:
1.5 lb. (680.39g) Pale Malt
.4lb (90.72g) C120 Malt
.2lb. (90.72g) Chocolate Malt
.1lb (45.36g) Black Malt
.1lb (45.36g) Roasted Barley
.1lb (45.36g) Flaked Oats
.05 oz (1.42g) Magnum Hops
.25oz (7.09g) Fuggle Hops divided into fifths
.2lb. (90.72g) Lactose Sugar
1/4 cup (20g) Crushed coffee Beans. I roast my own coffee beans. I used Guatemalan Acatenango Geisha. Purchase green from Sweet Maria’s.
1/4 cup (20g) Roasted Chicory Root
Bottling Sugar: 3 tablespoons Maple Syrup