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Stout recipe

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Doing up a stout soon for the fall. Basically a guiness clone.
1lb 12 oz flaked barley
1lb 4 oz roasted barley
6lb marris otter
0.5lb acid malt

0.75 oz magnum (60 minutes)
1 oz hallertau blanc ( 5 minutes)
Wyeast 1084

Using the hallertau because I have lots on hand and I like a touch of hop character in my stout. Anything I'm missing or can improve? And what is the best mash temp to hut on this? I like a dry finish but wouldn't mind a little sweetness to come throuh without adding lactose.
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Looks okay to me. I mash my stouts at 68 C.

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personally, I can't imagine a stout without a touch of chocolate malt in there

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^ Agreed. Chocolate malt makes up 7.1% of the grist in my Oatmeal Stout and 5.7% in my Imperial Breakfast Stout. I mash in at 68-69C.

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What is too much acid malt going to do? Got grinding happy and dumped in a pound without looking at recipe....
Guess im going to find out!
In the fermentor: Golden Sour, Not a Pill v2
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Acid malt will lower your mash pH. Do you take a pH reading of your mash when you brew?

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I didn't think you would need acid malt in a stout since it has lots of roasted malts. Yes, I agree with the Chocolate malt, missed that one.

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I havent been monitoring my mash pH yet. But my efficiency went way up on this brew, i did a couple things but im thinking in the past i may have been too high of a pH. A good pH meter is on my wishlist. Only reason i was going to add some acid malt was because of the recipe i had found online for a guiness clone called for it.

Edit: My mash efficiency went from 55-60 to 88%.
In the fermentor: Golden Sour, Not a Pill v2
Tap 1: Puck that Filsner; Berliner Weisse
Tap 2: Not a Pill; Lager
Tap 3: Paddockwood Kolsch
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Update here. Tested fg and it was spot on where it should be. Tasted the sample. Slightly sweet but definetly has a sour edge to it haha. Really brought out the roastieness.
In the fermentor: Golden Sour, Not a Pill v2
Tap 1: Puck that Filsner; Berliner Weisse
Tap 2: Not a Pill; Lager
Tap 3: Paddockwood Kolsch
Tap 4:

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