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Ole Mole – Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, With Vanilla Bean And Cayenne

Today’s brew is a dark chocolate oatmeal stout, with vanilla bean and a touch of cayenne pepper. The grain bill is about 14.25lbs, and …

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Ole Mole – Day 1

The fermentation process is going along nicely. If you listen closely, you can hear the carbon dioxide gas escaping through the blow off tube and …

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Ole Mole – Day 8

Just took a refractometer reading, and a taste. Right now the ABV is at 7.8%, and the cayenne is pronounced. It should smooth out as …

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Ole Mole – Day 15

Moved the brew to a secondary barboy and took a sample. ABV is 8.5%, and the cayenne is diminished somewhat, but still prominment. Another couple …

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Ole Mole – Day 21

After a week in the secondary, I added 4oz of Trader Joe’s Bourbon Vanilla Extract to the mix, and re-capped. Now I’ll wait another week …

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Ole Mole – Day 35

Bottling Day!!

I took the carboy out of the fermentation chamber, and took a quick sample to taste. Smooth, medium viscosity, and just the right …

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Ole Mole – Day 49

Tasting Day!

I put a bottle of Ole Mole into the fridge at about 10AM, to let it cool down. At 3:30PM, I took the …

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