So I want to make 11 gal of Stone Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout for my birthday in a few weeks here. I just want to make sure that everything is going to fit.
70 qt Coleman extreme = 17.5 gal of total space
40 lbs of grain absorbs 5 gal at .125 gal/lb
If i mash in 11.5 gal of water this will yield 6.5 gal of first runoff.
6 gal sparge water will get me to 12.5 preboil for a 90 min boil yields 11 gal in my keggle.
11.5 gal of mash water and 40 lbs of grain take up 14.7 gal of space per “Can I Mash It” at 1.15 lb/gal.
14.7 gal fits into 17.5 gal of space unless I am crazy.
This should work right? Am I missing something?
Also the recipe calls for 8 oz Cacao Nibs in the boil. I brewed this before and it was good but besides just increasing the amount does anyone have any other advice for a bigger more chocolatey flavor?