Big Bold & Beautiful: Brewing a Bourbon Stout (Taking The Mashtun Capacity Challenge)

It was time to brew the 2022 batch of bourbon stout which is a tweaked version of my 2021 recipe which was based upon New Holland Brewing Company’s Dragon’s Milk stout as published in Brew Your Own (BYO) magazine in the January-February 2008 edition.

Brewed on the Blichmann Engineering BrewEasy 10 Gallon Electric Brew System.
Fermented in a Kegland Kegmenter.
Aged in a Spike Flex+ and a Fermzilla All Rounder.

Links Mentioned in Video:
Canning the Bourbon Stout:
2021 Bourbon Stout Brew Day Live Stream:
Dragon’s Milk Clone Recipe:
Old Recipe:’s_Milk_Clone-20211106_onV5.pdf
New Recipe PDF:
New Recipe Excel:
Spike All-In-One PRV:
Kegmenter (13.2 Gal):
FLOTit 2.0:
SPUNDit 2.0:
Blichmann BrewEasy:

00:00 Intro
01:20 Recipe Changes
02:15 – Mashtun Capacity Issues
03:44 – Scaling the Recipe from 5 to 10 gallons
04:40 – Roasted Malts Late Addition
05:58 – Grain Bill & Total Water
06:25 – Hops
06:52 – Oak Chips
08:14 – The Bourbon
10:37 – Mash Profile & Mash Extract Efficiency
11:48 – Recipe Outputs
12:39 – Brew Day Highlights
13:35 – Pressure Fermentation & Closed System Transfers
15:35 – Adding the Bourbon Soaked Oak Chips
16:34- Conclusion

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