The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Please review my imp Stout recipe

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-09-2007, 07:49 PM   #1
kenb
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Silverton, Or
Posts: 250
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Please review my imp Stout recipe

I have done many AG batches including many Stouts..but this is my first Imp Stout recipe...I am using Nugget hops for flavoring harvested from my friend's garden about a month ago. I am shooting for a tasty chewy Imp Stout with lots of coffee/chocolate flavor but without adding any actual coffee or chocolate...
Please post any opinions on what this should come out like, or any tweaks you may want to suggest?

Brew Type: All Grain
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Volume: 6.41 gal Boil Time: 60 min
Brewhouse Efficiency: 56.00 % Equipment: Brew Pot (7.5 gal) and Cooler (48 qt)

Ingredients Amount Item Type % or IBU
2.00 lb Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 7.84 %
17.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 66.67 %
3.00 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 11.76 %
1.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 5.88 %
1.00 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3.92 %
0.50 lb Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 1.96 %
0.50 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 1.96 %
1.00 oz Simcoe [11.50 %] (30 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 24.4 IBU
2.00 oz Nugget [9.00 %] (20 min) Hops 30.4 IBU
1.00 oz Nugget - Dave's [9.00 %] (5 min) Hops 4.5 IBU
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
2 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile Estimated Original Gravity: 1.091 SG
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.021 SG
Estimated Color: 67.0
Bitterness: 59.4 IBU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 9.11 %

Mash Profile Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Mash Tun Weight: 9.00 lb
Mash Grain Weight: 25.00 lb Mash PH: 5.4 PH
Grain Temperature: 72.0 F Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F
Sparge Water: 1.85 gal Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE

Name Description Step Temp Step Time
Mash In Add 31.25 qt of water at 169.3 F 154.0 F 60 min

__________________
kenb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2007, 08:25 PM   #2
Ó Flannagáin
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Wichita Falls, Tx
Posts: 3,026
Liked 15 Times on 10 Posts

Default

Probably too much roasted. Also, why do you need the rice hulls?

__________________
Ó Flannagáin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2007, 08:27 PM   #3
bradsul
Flyfisherman/brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bradsul's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,908
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ó Flannagáin
Probably too much roasted. Also, why do you need the rice hulls?
~10% is actually a good number for a stout. I'd probably ditch the victory myself, with all that roasted and with black patent it's pretty unlikely you'll actually taste it. Just up your base malt a bit.

+1 about the rice hulls, there will be tons of husk with all that grain, I doubt there would be a lautering problem.
__________________
Brad
Canadian Brewers Unite!


Projects: Sylvania Kegerator Conversion, Tower Cooling, Grain Milling Station
bradsul is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2007, 08:32 PM   #4
kenb
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Silverton, Or
Posts: 250
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bradsul
~10% is actually a good number for a stout. I'd probably ditch the victory myself, with all that roasted and with black patent it's pretty unlikely you'll actually taste it. Just up your base malt a bit.

+1 about the rice hulls, there will be tons of husk with all that grain, I doubt there would be a lautering problem.
I have problems with stuck sparges whenever i use over 20lbs of grains....and this comes out to about 23...so did not want to risk it..
__________________
kenb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2007, 08:34 PM   #5
bradsul
Flyfisherman/brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bradsul's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,908
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kenb
I have problems with stuck sparges whenever i use over 20lbs of grains....and this comes out to about 23...so did not want to risk it..
Fair enough, you know your system better than we do.

Out of curiosity what do you use for lautering? Stainless braid, manifold, false bottom? I plan to do a barleywine soon and you have me wondering about my copper manifold. I've not had problems with even 70/30 wheat/barley hefeweizens but I've never done a grain bill that large.
__________________
Brad
Canadian Brewers Unite!


Projects: Sylvania Kegerator Conversion, Tower Cooling, Grain Milling Station
bradsul is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2007, 08:49 PM   #6
kenb
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Silverton, Or
Posts: 250
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bradsul
Fair enough, you know your system better than we do.

Out of curiosity what do you use for lautering? Stainless braid, manifold, false bottom? I plan to do a barleywine soon and you have me wondering about my copper manifold. I've not had problems with even 70/30 wheat/barley hefeweizens but I've never done a grain bill that large.
I use a converted igloo cooler for my mash/lauter tun with a dual pvc manifold. I have had stuck mashes and stuck sparges, usually when trying to make big beers...rice hulls seem to be the only thing that helps...
__________________
kenb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2007, 01:39 AM   #7
avidhomebrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,552
Liked 23 Times on 22 Posts

Default

If anything, I'd bump up the bittering hops a bit (maybe add another oz of high alpha) and also add more yeast. Other than that, it looks good.

__________________
avidhomebrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2007, 04:13 AM   #8
kenb
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Silverton, Or
Posts: 250
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Well..after all that..my brewday ends in this disaster:
http://homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=44565

__________________
kenb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First Extract Stout Recipe - Review adn Critique jasonjrw Recipes/Ingredients 2 10-04-2009 03:32 PM
Breakfast Stout Recipe Review hopvine Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 0 04-01-2009 10:36 PM
Stout Review hayabusa Recipes/Ingredients 9 03-04-2009 03:44 PM
Oatmeal Stout Recipe Review (extract+grains) Paulbill Recipes/Ingredients 2 07-26-2008 07:44 AM
Please review my Stout recipe kenb Recipes/Ingredients 6 03-30-2007 02:53 AM