Monday, February 21, 2011

Revised Super Bowl Stout Recipe

OK, Señor Brew™ was way off in his Super Bowl prediction, but the sweet stout he brewed was a huge improvement over last years batch, and a major hit at this year's Super Bowl party.  So without further ado, here is the new and improved recipe:

(I don't remember if I mentioned in a previous post, but this was a split batch--I used the first runnings for a barleywine, and added the dark grains and used the second and third runnings for the stout--so you really get two recipes in one here).

Superbowl Stout/ Yet to be named barley wine
10 gallons stout/ ~2.5 gallons barley wine

18 lbs 2 row
2 lb pale chocolate
14 oz Carafa
1 oz roasted
1 lb cara munich 120L
2 lb cara vienna 20L

Additional ingredients
1 lb lactose sugar (stout)
8 oz turbinado sugar (barley wine)

Mash--single infusion 1hr 150F
Using only the 2 row and cara malts
Draw off ~ 2.75 gallons for barley wine.
Add additional malts and water
20 min additional mash
sparge ~11 gallons for stout

.5 oz Magnum 60 minutes
.5 oz Northern Brewer 30 minutes

.5 oz Magnum 60 minutes
1 oz Northern Brewer 30 minutes
.5 oz Northern Brewer 0 minutes

Sugars were added 15 minutes before end of boil
Lactose for Stout
Turbinado for Barley Wine

O.G. 1.055
F.G. 1.021
abv 4.6%

Barley Wine
O.G. 1.094
F.G. ???  (It's still in primary)
abv  ???

Posting this, I think it's time to draw a sample of the barley wine to taste and measure the F.G.  I should also look up the alpha acid percentages for the hops.  Stay tuned for further updates.  And yes, as a Bears fan, Señor Brew™ hated to post a photo of the Packers celebrating their win, but what can you do?


  1. I meant to come back to this but of course forgot (I can't even remember to post updates on my OWN damn blog)... How did it turn out with the split batch? Seems like an efficient brew day to me.

  2. Oh, and to clarify, I'm more curious about the stout (since you did provide a brief update on the barleywine).

  3. The stout turned out excellent. Best Cream Stout I've ever brewed. I have it entered in two competitions right now, we'll see how it scores. It may be getting a little long in the tooth to win though, I brewed it 4 months ago.