March 2016 Winner!

Laughing Clown Chocolate Stout

Cocoa and Vanilla Beans

by scott galarowicz

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This rich robust milk stout features chocolate and roasted malts that meet and compliment cocoa powder, cacao nibs and vanilla beans for a brew that punches you in the face with chocolaty goodness.

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Recipe Details

Scaled down so you can brew your own 5 gallon batch
Special ingredients
  • 1.5lb Cocoa Powder (Boil)
  • 2lb Cocoa Nibs (Secondary)
  • 2.5oz Vanilla Beans (Secondary)
  • .75lb Lactose (Boil)
Yeast
  • Safale US05
Malt bill
  • 2lb Dried Malt Extract
  • .5lb Malto-Dextrin
  • 10lbs Ashburne Mild Malt
  • 2lbs Aromatic Malt
  • 1lbs Chocolate Malt
  • 1lb Dark Chocolate Malt
  • 1.25lb Roasted Barley
  • .5lb Blackprinz
Boil time
  • 60
Hop regimen
  • 2oz Chinook @ 90
  • 1.5oz Cluster @ 30
  • 2oz Hallertau @ Whirlpool
Gravity
  • 1.083/1.016
IBU
  • 27
ABV
  • 9.8%
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