Originally Posted by FuriousE
Roger that. I'll be brewing this upcoming Friday. I'm doing a Russian Imperial Stout.
Did a Russian Imperial today, as planned. Came away with a bit too much water pre-boil, as I misread my sparge water volume. Ended up with 9 gallons so I added 20 minutes to the boil, for an 80 minute boil. My last runnings were still at 1.022 so I think I'm good. 5.9 gallons after the boil at 1.090. Around 5.5 into the fermenter. Measured my efficiency at 81.4% this time, very close to last time, so consistency is there, even for the big brews.
Missed my mash temp by only 1 degree this time, so that's good.
Everything else went pretty well.
The color on this stuff is amazing. I can't wait for this one to be done!