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    What's your desert island homebrew?

    If you homebrew, what's the recipe that you've brewed a few or more times unchanged? I guess I'm asking for your best/favourite homebrew recipe. Post up your recipe and a few of the finer points of mashing or fermentation. Keep it to one recipe and don't skimp on the details.

    The reason I ask is that I don't think I've brewed the same beer twice yet. If I was going to pick a style it would be a hefeweizen, a wit, or a dry APA...probably the last.
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    Not my recipe but it's my favorite brew so far:

    All-Grain - Pink Elephant (Delirium Tremens clone) - Home Brew Forums

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    I do a Stone Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout clone that is my favorite.
    The base recipe is a RIS kit from the local brew store.

    ■7 lbs Pale Liquid Malt Extract
    ■3 lbs. Pale Dried Malt Extract
    ■3.75 lbs of Chocolate, Victory, Crystal 55L, Black Malts and Roasted Barley
    ■2 oz. of Liberty Pellet Hops

    To that I add two pounds of oatmeal during the mash.
    At the end of the boil I add in 4 oz of cacao nibs. The nibs are left in during primary fermentation.
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    I assume you mean 0.75 lbs each specialty malt to total 3.75 lbs?

    3.75 lbs of each specialty, or 18.75 lbs total specialty malts... that's a lot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by debaucherous View Post
    I assume you mean 0.75 lbs each specialty malt to total 3.75 lbs?

    3.75 lbs of each specialty, or 18.75 lbs total specialty malts... that's a lot...
    He forgot to mention that it was 18% ABV
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    Quote Originally Posted by debaucherous View Post
    I assume you mean 0.75 lbs each specialty malt to total 3.75 lbs?

    3.75 lbs of each specialty, or 18.75 lbs total specialty malts... that's a lot...
    Its a kit from the local brew store. I just cut and pasted the ingredient list off of their website. My guess is that its a combined wieght of 3.75lbs.

    Would specialty malts really jaack up ABV like that? It was my understanding that specialy malts did not contribute much towards alcohol, just flavor, mouthfeel and color.
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    I'm pretty sure that it would not raise abv that much -
    It would probably have the consistency of cough syrup - but w/out the pleasing kick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    Would specialty malts really jaack up ABV like that? It was my understanding that specialy malts did not contribute much towards alcohol, just flavor, mouthfeel and color.
    I plugged it into Beersmith, and it came out to roughly 15% F.G. (assuming a 1.155 O.G.), but it would be motor oil!
    Roasted malts are still malts...so they impart fermentable sugars...granted they would be beyond bitter.
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    If you've got beersmith, you've got a recipe to share. Let's see it.
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