Hi, all. I’ve been brewing for a bit and am trying to get better at making my own recipes.
I’m looking forward to a good winter dark beer and haven’t brewed a stout yet. I’m going for a holiday-type beer but rather than overdo the spice thing (I already have a pumpkin ale going), I really want to get a good pine forest flavor and aroma. I have 3 oz of Chinook to work with - I’d originally wanted to try spruce tips but didn’t harvest any in spring. I like the idea of dark malts and herbaceous hops and figure I should try it.
I’m not sure about my grain bill here. I have a few pounds of dry amber extract I could use to bring up the gravity and a few ounces each of different leftover grains from brews past, but I don’t necessarily want an imperial monster. I thought I’d toss in some oats for a bit more body (though if anyone has used the liquid dark extract and could comment on the mouthfeel, I would adjust accordingly).
Also, I’m considering adding some juniper berries at the end…but not too sure about that.
Does anything look too far off? Any wise words to offer?
Any feedback or advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
6.00 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Dark
0.75 lb Roasted Barley
0.75 lb Chocolate Malt
1.30 lb Flaked Oats
1.00 oz Chinook (60 min) Hops
0.50 oz Chinook (10 min) Hops
0.50 oz Chinook (5 min) Hops
1.00 oz Chinook (0 min) Hops
1 Pkgs Safale 04