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Beer Recipes and Food => All Grain => 13 - Stout => Topic started by: Brian_S on September 23, 2012, 11:16:32 PM

Title: The Legendary Shiitake Stout
Post by: Brian_S on September 23, 2012, 11:16:32 PM
Based on Chriscraig's Dry Stout receipe

Batch Size: 5.5 gal
Boil Time: 60 min

6 lbs 2 row
1lbs Light Munich
2 lbs Flaked Barley
1 lb Roast Barley

2.5 oz EKG (4.2)
Mash at 152F for 60 min.

.5 lb of dried Shiitake mushrooms at 5 mins before flameout, leave until 10 after.
Title: Re: The Legendary Shiitake Stout
Post by: Kyle on September 24, 2012, 10:12:31 PM
thats A LOT of Shittake... wow
Title: Re: The Legendary Shiitake Stout
Post by: Richard on September 24, 2012, 11:10:46 PM
Genuinely very interested to try this. With all the medical benefits of shiitake it would be excellent if a beer could use them, or better still - build the flavour off them.
Title: Re: The Legendary Shiitake Stout
Post by: brew on September 25, 2012, 08:04:30 AM
I have no doubt this beer will be the healthy choice  :mrgreen: Brian you have to leave us a glass to try at a meeting...
Title: Re: The Legendary Shiitake Stout
Post by: Jake on September 25, 2012, 09:08:53 AM
My brother is right into the health benefits of mushrooms too, Richard. He's always raving about "Chuga" mushrooms. He picks them all the time and makes tea with them regularly, claiming it to be the newest superfood available. Extremely high in antioxidants I've been told, along with many other cancer fighting agents.

He has several pounds of this and wants me to do a beer with him ... problem is, I hate mushrooms  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Legendary Shiitake Stout
Post by: Brian_S on September 25, 2012, 12:23:27 PM
Hey Jake, on the Chaga topic.  I've managed to pick about 3 lbs of the stuff and plan on using it in a "Black" mead as the fungus itself lends a very mild earthy almost vanilla quality and when its been simmered all day is blacker than coffee.  Should make for a nice mead.

For what its worth this stuff retails for ~$50/pound online (mainly out of Russia).

B
Title: Re: The Legendary Shiitake Stout
Post by: jamie_savoie on November 05, 2012, 01:01:28 PM
I know itís an old thread but Iím also interested in how this one turns out!

Iím an avid wild mushroom hunter and I pick alot of different gourmet / medicinal mushroom.  I do use them alot but I also resell some since I pick way too many!

Making shroom beers has been in my to-do list for awhile.  One is going to be a belgian golden made with chanterelle and another will be a stout made with chaga
Title: Re: The Legendary Shiitake Stout
Post by: Brian_S on November 21, 2012, 04:19:58 PM
Well it was a nice Stout and I think the mushrooms did leave a little something in the after taste but it was too mild to detect.  I'm expecting 2 flushes next summer so will try this again with more mushrooms and may even change the style to something where the mushroom flavours will be more evident.

B