Tonight’s beer is the Irish Channel Stout by NOLA Brewing. This beer poured a deep dark brown to black with little head. A coffee aroma with hints of chocolate dominate the nose. These flavors continue on the palate, with a slight sweetness up front paired with a distinct bitterness on the backend, much like a night out in the Crescent City for a visitor. Overall, NOLA puts together a wonderfully pleasant version of the Americanized stout.
My BrewCipher spreadsheet:
I did a 4 gallon batch so that I could ferment in a carboy. I think I am going to get a 6.5 gallon carboy so that I can do full batches.
I didn’t pay attention to the SRM of this beer so I fear it will look more like an amber than a cream ale. I won’t worry about it not falling into the style guidelines as long as it is a tasty brew.
Estimated O.G. 1.060 at 4 gallons into fermentor
75% Belgian Pilsner
7% Flaked Corn
5% Honey Malt
A couple of ounces of acid malt were thrown in for the water.
Cluster Hops to 29 IBUs.
My measured OG was 1.058 at 4.5 gallons.
I took a look in the Frankenstein chamber 24 hours after pitching yeast and there is already a good bit of krausen 🙂
I started using a BBQ grill on top of my keggle when I drain and squeeze the grain bag. It was a game changer….it made BIAB so much easier.