||01-20-2013 11:23 PM
Help with Russian Imperial Stout Recipe
I'm fairly new to the home brewing scene and wanted to try my hand at making my favorite style of beer - the Imperial Stout. My recipe is below and I've also attached it as an xml file. I used Brewtarget to make the recipe and I have two concerns.
Batch Size 18.927 L
Boil Size 11.356 L
Boil Time 60.000 min
Bitterness 49.3 IBU (Tinseth)
Color 156.5 ebc (Morey)
Total grain: 17.488 lb
Molasses 1.488 lb
Black (Patent) Malt 8.000 oz
Briess - Dark Chocolate Malt 16.000 oz
Simpsons - Coffee Malt 16.000 oz
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 120L 8.000 oz
Simpsons - Roasted Barley 16.000 oz
Magnum Pellet 6.000 oz Boil 60.000 min 49.3 IBU
Wyeast - Scottish Ale Liquid 125.000 mL
First I'm worried that I've over hopped the brew. Brewtarget shows IBUs at 49.3, but some online calulators show IBUs at 150. I'd just like to have some idea so that I don't make the batch unbearable to drink. I chose to keep the hop addition as simple as possible since I'm new and son't want to get too compicated.
Second, I'm planning to use 125 ml Wyeast Scottish Ale. Is this enough if I use a basic starter or should I use additional yeast.
Thanks for all your help and if there are any other suggestions, I'm certainly open to any ideas.
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