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Old 05-16-2013, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default Summer is here so it's....

Russian imperial stout time...In 6 months or so it's time to drink some RIS. What is everyone's wants/needs to make a RIS.

I have a 5g carboy for all summer aging and want to make a RIS and the recipes are so varied. What is the perfect amount of roasted barley, crystal, or other specialty grains in your perfect RIS?

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Old 05-16-2013, 09:07 PM   #2
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I'm going to try a sweetwater happy ending RIS clone. To give you some numbers I'm using:
84% 2-rOW
8% Crystal 80
3% Chocolate
3% Roasted Barley
2% Black Malt
Total grain bill is around 20 lb.

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Old 05-16-2013, 09:18 PM   #3
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Your recipe uses only around .6lbs of roasted barley. That seems kinda normal, some seem to use around 1.5lbs which seems high.

I don't like the RIS that seem to be to soy sauce like. Any more input?

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Old 05-16-2013, 09:39 PM   #4
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Haven't brewed a RIS yet but I like me some Old Rasputin, will probably start with the BYO clone:

http://byo.com/mead/item/1182-north-...the-replicator

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