All Grain Yeast:
1056 Slurry Yeast Starter:
Yes Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter:
Yes Batch Size (Gallons):
5 Original Gravity:
1.095 Final Gravity:
1.015 Boiling Time (Minutes):
Pitch Black Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
14 Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
21 Tasting Notes:
Russian Imperial Stout, slight whiskey burn
22 lbs pale 2-row
1 lb crystal 80L
.5 lb crystal 120L
1 lb chocolate malt
.5 roasted barley
.5 black patent 500L
.5 victory malt
.5 flaked wheat
2 oz Northern brewer @ 60 min boil
1 oz fuggles @ 30 min
1 oz willamette @ 15 min
1 cup american oak chips @ 2ndary
mash at 150 for 60+
I collected 7 gal and boiled down to 5.5.
primary for 2 weeks, 2ndary with Oak for 3 or 4, bottle for extended aging, however very good and well balanced within a week out of primary, unoaked!
1056 is awesome, I love it; I used a 1056 slurry from a previous beer and it was really near my FG within -4 days!
I have a converted cooler and just barely had room for my mash, I had to deal with a very stuck first runnings/sparge, this may account for a lower brewhouse efficiency.
I definitely recommend cutting down on 2-row if you have a higher brewhouse efficiency, adjuncts should be fine.
This is an excellent cold weather beer with a definitive stout character/warming alcohol feel, and yes very good young, and oh so good oaked and aged. I recommend!