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Eluna 03-18-2010 10:24 AM

I WENT INSANE!!! what am i doing?!?!
Ok for starters i made my own recipe (AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING:D) just from the top of my head and my nose and while i was at the LHBS i started shoveling malts into my mouth to get the flavor
this is what i came up with......Duh duh DUNNNNNN o yeah this is my second time ever making a brew but i wouldnt really count my first batch.


Style:No clue?!?!?!
Type: Partial Mash
Date: 3/15/2010
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Brewer: Eluna
Boil Size: 6.00 gal
Boil Time: 90 min Equipment: Brew Pot (6+gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (4 Gal)

9.00 lb Amber Dry Malt Extract Dry Extract
1.00 lb Cara-Pils Grain
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L Grain
0.50 lb Honey Malt Grain
0.75 lb Chocolate Malt Grain
0.50 lb Black Barley (Stout) Grain
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (60min) Hops
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (50 min) Hops
0.25 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (45 min) Hops
0.25 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (30 min) Hops
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (25 min) Hops
0.50 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (15 min) Hops
0.25 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (10 min) Hops
0.25 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (0 min) Hops whirlpool time 10 min
2 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Primary 3.0 days) Misc
1 Pkgs windsor (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale

i did timed Pelleted hop additions cause i wanted to be cool and i hear you get better aroma.
Its in the Fermenator right now and it smelt like fresh hoppy sugar cereal pouring it in but yeah i have some clue of what i was doing but i was mostly just throwing in the kitchen sink got a OG of 1.095

Here is a video link to watch the Evil monster that i will drink no matter what it tastes like

KingBrianI 03-18-2010 10:59 AM

Looks like a descent RIS. The only thing I would worry about is the windsor yeast fermenting this thing out enough. It may end up pretty sweet.

gunner65 03-18-2010 12:42 PM

So you boiled 6 gallons for 90 minutes and only lost 1/2 gallon. I lose more than that in 60 minutes.

smmcdermott 03-18-2010 01:17 PM

I did something similar to this, but only in a 2.5 gallon batch. Is that a 6 gallon carboy with 5.5 gallons in it? That is not enough headspace in my opinion.

Good Luck!!

wildwest450 03-18-2010 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by Eluna (Post 1951786)

I couldn't agree more.

chumprock 03-18-2010 01:35 PM

It will still be beer. Probably very sweet, but beer just the same.

Every year or so I end up making a "Kitchen Sink Stout" with is a mix of just about anything I have left over that didn't make it in a batch. I have yet to be disappointed, but I also try and stick to the style a little more.

You crazy californians...

pkeeler 03-18-2010 02:01 PM

Probably will be tasty, but I think it is more of a Baltic Porter in looks than a Russian Imperial Stout. But with that yeast, and all those hops, I guess it is a RIS. I have to agree with the above, the weak link here is probably the yeast. You could pitch another packet or two.

IrregularPulse 03-18-2010 02:12 PM

Smart move with the blow off, but I agree, next time use a bigger carboy :D
But congrats, you've made...beer.

demonrichie 03-18-2010 03:35 PM

i dunno if you can plead insanity though... too neat of notes. you must let us know how it turns out though some of us may go crazy wit u muhahahaha

TwoHeadsBrewing 03-18-2010 03:41 PM

I bet it will be tasty...and at the very worst, drinkable. When it's ready, send one East!

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