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Muskoka Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout Clone Attempt 1

Muskoka Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout Clone Attempt 1

Russian Imperial Stout • Partial Mash • 5 gal


First attempt at cloning this awesome ale.

January 7, 2014 at 04:32pm

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Ingredients (Partial Mash5 gal)

  • 2 lbs 2-Row Brewers Malt; Briess

    2-Row Brewers Malt; Briess

    Mild malty flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • Base malt for all beer styles • Smoother, less grainy flavor than 6-Row Brewers Malt. • Slightly higher yield than 6-Row Brewers Malt. • Slight lower protein than 6-Row Brewers Malt. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 3 lbs 2-Row Carapils® Malt; Briess

    2-Row Carapils® Malt; Briess

    Very low color or flavor contribution. Characteristics & Applications: • The endosperm is completely glassy and will appear to be darker than standard Brewers Malt. • Carapils® is a very unique dextrine-style malt that adds body, foam retention, and beer stability without influencing color or flavor. • Use to upgrade all types of beer, including light colored beers. • The non-fermentables in Carapils® are very advantageous in balancing body and flavor of dark colored beers. • May be used with or without other specialty malts. • Low usage of 1-5% will help achieve desired results. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 1 lbs Chocolate Malt; Bairds Malt

    Chocolate Malt; Bairds Malt

    This product is used in the production of Porters and sweet Stouts. The flavour is sharp and somewhat acrid. A great deal of care is needed in the use of this material because of its intense colour and flavour. Manufacture is similar to Amber malt but higher final temperatures are used. Flavour again is due to pyrazines and pyrroles.

  • .5 lbs Chocolate Malt; Breiss

    Chocolate Malt; Breiss

    Rich roasted coffee flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • Chocolate Malt is used in all beer styles for color adjustment with minor or no flavor contribution. • Use 1-10% for desired color in Porter and Stout Beer. • The chocolate flavor is very complementary when used in higher percentages in Brown Ales, Porters, Stouts and other Dark Beers. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 6-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 6.6 lbs Liquid Amber; Muntons

    Liquid Amber; Muntons

    Made from a blend of pale and crystal malts this product provides the ideal building block for Ale and Bitter style beers.

  • 1 lbs Oat Flakes; Gilbertson & Page

    Oat Flakes; Gilbertson & Page

    Steamed, not roasted, Mash Ready Oat Flakes will add a distinct full-bodied flavor and creamy texture. Can be used in amounts of up to 30% of grist total.

  • 1.875 oz Cascade - 5.5 AA% whole; boiled 60 min


    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • 2 lb Cranberries (frozen) - (omitted from calculations)

    Cranberries (frozen)

    Powerfully sour berry. Cranberries grow on vines in boggy areas. Cranberries were first cultivated in Massachusetts around 1815 and are only one of three major native North American fruits. Some cranberry beds have been around for over 100 years.

  • 2 ea Vanilla (whole bean) - (omitted from calculations)

    Vanilla (whole bean)

    Vanilla Beans have a sweet, perfumed aroma with a woody or smoky flavor. Pure Vanilla Extract has a similar aroma. Vanilla Beans are the long, greenish-yellow seed pods of the tropical orchid plant, Vanilla planifolia. Before the plant flowers, the pods are picked, unripe, and cured until they're dark brown. The process takes up to six months.

  • BrewTek CL-170 Classic British Ale

    BrewTek CL-170 Classic British Ale

    CL-170 produces a beautiful draft bitter or Porter. This yeast leaves a complex ale with very British tones and fruit like esters, yet it also attenuates well, leaving a dry finish. It is a good choice for high gravity worts.


1/2 lb of Briess Chocolate malt should actually be Coffee Malt, but it's not on the beertools website. Was aiming for 40 IBU, 41.3 is close enough. Although this is below the style guidelines for a Russian Imperial Stout, 40 IBU is the rating of the Muskoka Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout Special Ingredients: 10 oz of Cocoa Powder 2 Vanilla Beans 2 lbs of Cranberries - fresh or frozen (preferably fresh)

Style (BJCP)

Category: 13 - Stout

Subcategory: F - Russian Imperial Stout

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.084 1.075 - 1.115
Terminal Gravity: 1.020 1.018 - 1.030
Color: 32.3 SRM 30 - 40
Alcohol: 8.5% ABV 8% - 12%
Bitterness: 41.4 IBU 50 - 90


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