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This recipe has stood the test of time. First brewed over 13 years ago and has been a Great Fermentations standard ever since. With an original gravity of around 1.054, this beer is so flavorful that it drinks as a much bigger beer. A rich unsweetened to semi-sweet chocolate palate comes from a pound of chocolate malt and 4 oz. of debitterized black. The palate is rounded out with some 60L crystal and enough Cluster hops to bitter. We suggest Wyeast 1007 German Ale for a dry finish or 1728 Scottish Ale for a more malty finish. Want to change it up? Add cacao nibs or cold-pressed coffee in the secondary.

Kit Details

Complete instructions are included with the beer kit. Our instructions include target gravity levels, hop addition times, suggested and required equipment lists, and all the important brewing steps! If you need any help, you can just call us!

All of our extract kits come with malt extract, hops, specialty grains (pre-crushed), grain bag, instructions, and yield 5 gallons of delicious homebrew. Yeast is not included but we've provided a selection of recommended yeast (liquid and dry) that you can add to your order in the drop downs above. Clarifying agents (i.e. Irish moss) and priming sugar can be purchased separately.

Kit Yield: 5 Gallons
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.5 - 6.0%
Intl. Bittering Units (IBUs): 17 - 25
Standard Ref. Method (SRM - Color): 38 - 41
Original Gravity: 1.058 - 1.062
Final Gravity: 1.015 - 1.017
Yeast Starter Suggested? Yes
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Easy brew
I just bottled this, and waiting for carbonation. Brew day was smooth and tasted great right before bottles.
Dec 10, 2014  |  By Jacob
Easy for 1st timers
This is an easy brew for first timers. I've got 1 more week of bottling conditioning to go. Sampled at bottling, tasted good. Followed directions and OG/FG exact as predicted on recipe.
Jan 18, 2015  |  By keith

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