Victor North of Niagra Brewing College provided this as one of the official 2021 Canadian Homebrew Day recipes!
The village I live in was once called Temperanceville, and I like to name my recipes after local names and places. I thought that it had a nice ring to it: the alliteration, and irony of naming a high ABV stout “Temperanceville”. This recipe was picked from a recipe done four ways with three different yeasts and four different sugars to expedite the experimentation findings!Victor North
|Pale Ale, Finest Maris Otter (Simpsons)
|BEST Special X (BESTMALZ)
|Carafa Special III (Weyermann)
|Saflager Lager (W-34/70)
|12°C - 15°C
- The Cluster Fugget hops are a special blend from YCH, and may not be available everywhere. As these are just being used to bitter, an equal amount of around 8% AA hops will work just as well. Another good option would be to use a high alpha acid variety like Nugget (14%) and only use 20 g.
- If Special X isn’t available, Briess Extra Special Malt is a good substitute, and others have had success using Special B.
- Carbonates help to buffer the pH from the acidifying effects of dark malts, which can then show a softer and richer character in the appropriately buffered water.
- Recommend a free-rise with the 34/70 to ensure complete attenuation and clean-up of diacetyl & acetaldehyde.
- Recommend at least one week of lagering time to harmonize and mellow the beer prior to serving.
- If W-34/70 isn’t available, the following can be substituted: Wyeast 2124, White Labs WLP830, Imperial Yeast L13 Global, Escarpment Labs Isar.
Victor North is a National-ranked BJCP judge who has worked in the beer industry for over a decade. Originally employed as a brewer, he has been in a support role for the Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management Program at Niagara College since 2014. He loves all stouts, and is somewhat stout himself.