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Shred's Irish Mocha Stout #1:(6 Gallon Batch)
(I put a sanitized coffee filter over my funnel to keep grounds out)
SG was stuck at around 1.022 - added champagne yeast with minimal (maybe 1 point) success.
In the future I will not use the yeast packet that comes with extract kits.
FG - ~1.022
Bottled to 2.3 vols CO2 with 4.5 oz corn sugar.
Bottle conditioned for 5 weeks.
Definitely noticeable coffee flavors, but not overbearing.
Cocoa notes are there, but more might be nice.
A little metallic flavor, but not so much as to taste "off". In earlier tastes this was more prevalent. Maybe this flavor will age out.
Very little lacing on the glass- Longer hops boil next time.
In future revisions I may tweak this one to make it slightly creamier.
Might have been better kegged and carbed with nitrogen.
All-in-all, I'd call it a success and just in time for St. Patty's Day!