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.
Complete instructions are included with the beer kit. Our instructions include suggested mash temps, target gravity levels, hop addition times, and all the important brewing steps!
Our all-grain kits come with the necessary grains and hops for a 5 gallon batch. Grains come crushed, unless requested to be un-crushed in the order notes.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): ||4.5 - 6.2%|
|Intl. Bittering Units (IBUs): ||25 - 30|
|Standard Ref. Method (SRM - Color): ||38 - 39|
|Original Gravity: ||1.049 - 1.059|
|Final Gravity: ||1.012 - 1.015|
|Yeast Starter Suggested? ||No|
|Beer Kit Instructions: ||Click Here »|