Fifty Shades Of Stout #1

FiftyShadesOfStout#1
Here is the first of my “Fifty Shades Of Stout” beers! Things I did differently? I brewed over two nights (which was a really simple process and it saved tonnes of time), I tried adding the priming sugar as a liquid (rather than just dumping in the sugar) and I used my new bottling wand (with great success!).

Batch Size: 4.6l
Original Gravity: 1.057
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol: 6%

Grain Bill
0.763 kg Pale Malt (59%)
0.090 kg Flaked Oats (7%)
0.090 kg Flaked Wheat (7%)
0.065 kg Chocolate (5%)
0.065 kg Flaked Barley (5%)
0.040 kg Dark Crystal (4%)
0.052 kg Peated Malt (4%)
0.052 kg Roasted Barley (4%)
0.052 kg Treacle (4%)
0.013 kg Black Malt (1%)

Hop Bill
2.8 g Chinook Leaf (11.4% Alpha) @ 40 Minutes (Boil) (0.6 g/L)
2.8 g Citra Leaf (11.1% Alpha) @ 40 Minutes (Boil) (0.6 g/L)
2.8 g Chinook Leaf (11.4% Alpha) @ 20 Minutes (Boil) (0.6 g/L)
2.8 g Citra Leaf (11.1% Alpha) @ 20 Minutes (Boil) (0.6 g/L)
2.8 g Chinook Leaf (11.4% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil) (0.6 g/L)
2.8 g Citra Leaf (11.1% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil) (0.6 g/L)

Others
23.0 g Lactose
4.6 g Chipotle Chili Pepper for 7 days
3 tbsp of vodka which soaked 4.6 g Oak Chips for 10 days
1 Vanilla pod unopened for 7 days then one vanilla pod sliced for 7 more days

Tasting notes
Well I got 3 out of about 14 votes for the best stout on the stout table so I’m pretty stoaked about that! There were several comments about the amount of chili (some loved, some hated… it’s mellowed out several weeks later though) and some people always seem to like or dislike the peated malt flavour (I love it though so haters can hate). Overall I need to do this again with a teensy bit more treacle flavour – I should have added it to the secondary like I’d originally planned…