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Old 04-29-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default Viscous Imperial Stout - please critique

Trying to create an imperial stout, on par with B.O.R.I.S. or Ten Fidy. Haven't made an imperial stout in awhile. Please take a look. Thanks!

Recipe: A Double S Kicker
Brewer: Craigweiser
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Style: Imperial Stout
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 7.74 gal
Estimated OG: 1.115 SG
Estimated Color: 60.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 111.3 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
12.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 51.06 %
4.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 17.02 %
2.00 lb Carafoam (2.0 SRM) Grain 8.51 %
2.00 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 8.51 %
1.50 lb Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 6.38 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 4.26 %
1.00 lb Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 4.26 %
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (Dry Hop) Hops -
2.00 oz Magnum [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops 61.7 IBU
1.50 oz Warrior [15.00 %] (60 min) Hops 49.6 IBU


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 23.50 lb
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Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 29.38 qt of water at 170.5 F 158.0 F

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Old 04-30-2012, 12:04 AM   #2
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Anything oats can do, barley does better. Not sure about the carafoam either.

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Old 04-30-2012, 06:52 PM   #3
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Anyone else have any feedback?

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Old 04-30-2012, 08:18 PM   #4
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I would take down the IBUs. I would target something closer to 85 IBUs

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id ditch the carafoam, definitely not necessary with a 158F mash.

what yeast are you using?

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Old 05-01-2012, 01:34 AM   #6
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Drop the IBUs

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So how did it turn out?

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Old 11-10-2012, 02:45 PM   #8
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Thanks for the follow up. Actually I didn't end up brewing it until a couple months ago. I still have it in the secondary. I'll let you know.

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So how did it turn out?
Didn't end up liking the character the special B gave. I prefer a more roasty stout to fruity. Oh well. This is how we learn.
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