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stevedasleeve 10-09-2012 03:18 AM

Hophead imperial black ale
9 lbs Pilsner
2 lbs flaked barley
12 oz black barley
1/2 lb white wheat
4 Oz Carafa Special II
4 Oz Oat malt
2 lbs DME
1 lb cane sugar

Mashed 149 f

1 oz Summit 60 mins
3/4 oz summit 20 mins
1 1/2 oz Northern Brewer 10 mins
1 1/2 Chinook 5 mins

dry hopped with 2 1/2 Northern Brewer 7 days + 2 Oz Citra in the keg

It's been a while since I posted a recipe, I don't until I've sat on a few versions and perfected it. This is a fantastic black ale, hoppy and slightly roasty and at 8% ABV is smooth and probably the best beer I have ever tasted. I fermented this last version a long time since I was out of the country for several months. The yeast was actually the cake off a lower gravity beer, I just racked on top of it. Despite sitting on the yeast almost three months this turned out fine, brilliant even! Oh the DME substituted the equvalent Pilsner malt which I ran out of. I think it may even have benefited from this... Next time I brew it I won't change a thing.

ETCovey 03-04-2013 12:08 AM

Omg u are a brewing genius! Deff gonna try this one

craig4984 10-26-2013 02:20 AM

What type of yeast did you use?

stevedasleeve 10-26-2013 04:05 PM

US 05. I Brew this around 5 times a year. It is an awesome beer IM not so HO.


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