All Grain Yeast:
US-04 Yeast Starter:
No Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter:
EC-1118 Batch Size (Gallons):
5 (final) Original Gravity:
1.100 before sugar Final Gravity:
86 Boiling Time (Minutes):
39 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
4-6 days at 64.0 F Additional Fermentation:
Add EC-1118 & 2.5 lbs sugar after US-04 quits. Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
Slowly start ramping to 70*F, over several days, when activity starts to slow. Tasting Notes:
i have a strange desire to use some Weyermann Smoked Wheat malt in a stout... so I will. here's what i'm looking at, comments always welcome.
Imperial Stout (13 F)
Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 6.00 gal
Boil Size: 7.66 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
End of Boil Vol: 6.24 gal
Final Bottling Vol: 5.50 gal
Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 70.0 %
Total Water Needed: 10.50 gal
Mash Ingredients Amt Name Type # %/IBU
14 lbs 12.0 oz Golden Promise (Simpsons) (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 62.4 %
5 lbs Oak Smoked Wheat Malt (2.3 SRM) Grain 2 21.2 %
1 lbs 4.0 oz Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 3 5.3 %
1 lbs Pale Chocolate Malt (225.0 SRM) Grain 4 4.2 %
1 lbs Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 5 4.2 %
6.0 oz Special B (Dingemans) (147.5 SRM) Grain 6 1.6 %
4.0 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 7 1.1 %
Mash Steps Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 7.38 gal of water at 162.3 F 150.0 F 75 min
Fly sparge with 3.11 gal water at 168.0 F
Add water to achieve boil volume of 7.66 gal
Estimated pre-boil gravity is 1.078 SG
Boil Ingredients Amt Name Type # %/IBU
2.50 oz Magnum [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min 86 IBUs
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 7.0 mins)
Estimated Total Post Boil Vol: 6.24 gal
Original Gravity Target: 1.100 SG
Actual Batch Volume Target (in carboy): 6.00 gal
Fermentation, part 1
2.0 pkg SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) [23.66 ml] - rehydrated.
4-6 days at 64.0 F
Slowly ramp to 70*F, over several days, when activity starts to slow.
Fermentation, part 2
Once all activity from the S-04 has died down for several days, pitch rehydrated EC-1118 Champagne yeast. Step-add 2.5 pounds of sugar, a half pound at a time every 18-24 hours (boil sugar in a little water first). Target FG: 1.027 (12.4% ABV).
Let rest for a week after last sugar addition. Rack to a 5-gallon secondary, fill to the top in order to leave very little headspace. Bulk age for 6 months.
Add 1 oz of medium toast American oak cubes. Wait 10 days, taste. Package if oak is a little higher than desired (it will fade back with time). If not enough oak, wait 4-6 days and taste again.
Age for another 6 months (or longer) before consuming.