Weasel Breweries™ Recipes:
Brother C's Super Funky Mocha Choka Latta Ya Ya™

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Single Step Infusion Mash. Elapsed Time: 4 hours. Makes 5 gallons.

  • 6 lbs. British Pale Malt
  • 0.5 lb. Wheat Malt
  • 1 lb. British Munich Malt
  • 1 lb. Belgian Aromatic Malt
  • 1.5 lbs. British Crystal 70-80L malt
  • 0.5 lb. British Chocolate malt
  • 0.125 lb. British Black Patent malt
  • 0.75 lb. Roasted Barley
  • 0.75 lb. Flaked Barley
  • 0.75 lb. Flaked Oates
  • 0.5 lb. Toasted malt
  • 2 oz. Brewers Gold hops (bittering)
  • 20 oz. Ghirardelli cocoa (flavoring)
  • 1 lb. Lactose (flavoring)
  • 1 tsp. Irish Moss (optional)
  • 1 vial White Labs Ediburgh or English Ale yeast (We made two batches to compare --will update this recipe to let you know which worked out better)

1) Dough In

Set a strike temperature of 122 F. Stir mash thoroughly to ensure even temperature. After dough in, rest at 122 F for 30 minutes.

2) Main Mash Saccharification

Raise to saccharification temperature of 158 F. Hold for 60 minutes.

3) Mash Out

Raise the whole mash to 170 F until saccharification is complete, approximately 20 minutes.

4) Sparging

Slowly sparge the mash, using approximately 7-8 gallons, transfering wort to boil pot.

5) Boil

After sparging, bring the wort to a vigorous boil, stirring occasionally. Inhale.

Boil the wort for 60 minutes, adding ingredients at the following intervals:

Start of boil: Bittering hops- 2.0 oz. Brewers Gold hops

45 minutes: Ghirardelli cocoa and lactose

60 minutes: Stop boil.

6) Chill

Cool the wort to 80 F or lower before adding yeast. Cool the wort as quickly as possible to prevent infection, preferrably using a one- or two-stage wort chiller. Transfer to primary fermenter and pitch yeast.

7) Fermentation

Leave primary fermenter at approximately 70F for 3 weeks. Then, transfer to secondary fermenter for one month.

8) Bottling and Lagering

After fermentation is complete, it's time to bottle. Prime with 3/4 cup corn sugar and bottle using the tasteful vessel of your choice. Age to taste. (Weasel Breweries recommends a minimum of four to six months. We think more is better in nearly every case.)

1st brewing, 10 July 1999.

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Last update: 29 August 2011