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Old 08-02-2013, 06:51 PM   #11
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On a side note:

You mentioned that you're brewing a 1.092 Imperial Stout using S-04. Obviously I don't know what your process will be but I do know that S-04 had a tendency to drop out quicker than you might expect, and you might be left with a higher gravity than you're hoping for. Just wanted to mention that as it might alter your yeast purchase.

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Old 08-03-2013, 02:09 AM   #12
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What other options for yeast do I have? I'm trying to make an 8.5% abv beer.

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Old 08-03-2013, 03:46 AM   #13
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The options are endless..... welcome to the wonderful world of brewing

To get an 8.5% abv beer starting at 1.092 you'd finish about 1.028 which, IMHO, would be awfully sweet. Granted, you're probably after a sweeter finish with an imperial stout but I doubt you're after that sweet. Maybe 1.020-ish would be good but you'd be looking at an ~9.5% ABV brew.

Rather that pinpoint a starting gravity, why not provide a listing of characteristics you're hoping to get from your stout. From there, I'm sure we all can help guide you into a direction that will work for you. Not to mention, there are many fantastic recipes posted in the recipes section that might just fit the bill.

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Old 08-03-2013, 01:18 PM   #14
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Thanks St Pug, I know there are basically a billion different yeast options! Haha I pulled the recommendation of S-04 from a northern brewer RIS recipe.

I'm trying to make a clone of Central Waters Peruvian Morning.

It is a fairly light bodied beer, its a BA coffee added stout, not terribly sweet, bitter, or syrupy.

I would really appreciate advice!

I wrote this recipe but haven't gotten any feedback.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/recipe-critique-central-waters-peruvian-morning-ba-coffee-stout-clone-424673/

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Old 08-03-2013, 03:54 PM   #15
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After looking at your planned recipe, I'd actually say roll with it. It looks solid from my perspective. If it doesn't work out exactly as expected then at least you have a starting point to make adjustments.

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Thanks St Pug. Ended up modifying the recipe at the LHBS, and screwed up my volumes lost vs volume into fermenter.

I rehydrated two packets of S-04 and used servomyces and oxygen. Wort was bubbling away really well this morning.

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