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Old 02-01-2007, 10:26 PM   #1
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Default Dark Night of the Soul Russian Imperial Stout

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 1272
Yeast Starter: HUGE
Batch Size (Gallons): 10
Original Gravity: 1.1324
Final Gravity: 1.020
IBU: 178
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
Color: void of light
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 1 week
Additional Fermentation: eternity
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 4 weeks

Dark Night of the Soul
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Recipe Specifics
Batch Size (Gal): 10.00 Wort Size (Gal): 10.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 48.00
Anticipated OG: 1.13245 Plato: 30.668
Anticipated SRM: 53.3
Anticipated IBU: 178.8
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 90 Minutes

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
83.3 40.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) Great Britain 1.03800 3
5.2 2.50 lbs. Roasted Rye France 1.03000 95
4.2 2.00 lbs. Chocolate Malt Belgium 1.03000 500
4.2 2.00 lbs. Crystal 150L Great Britain 1.03300 150
3.1 1.50 lbs. Special B Malt Belgian 1.03000 120
Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
10.00 oz. Columbus Pellet 15.00 178.8 60 min.

WYeast 1272 American Ale II

Mash Schedule
Mash Type: Single Step
Grain Lbs: 48.00
Water Qts: 60.00 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 15.00 - Before Additional Infusions
Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.25 - Before Additional Infusions
Saccharification Rest Temp : 146 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 0 Time: 0
Sparge Temp : 0 Time: 0

Total Mash Volume Gal: 18.84 - Dough-In Infusion Only
All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:15 AM   #2
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48 lbs of grain!!!!! I'd need a lauter tun... the size of yours! I'm kinda looking at this recipe as my own personal Everest. This stout is fundamentally badass on so many different levels. If you weren't a man of the Cloth, I'd be leery of it. Thank you in advance for posting this one!

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Old 05-01-2007, 03:05 AM   #3
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After looking at this recipe with anticipation, I will be brewing it this weekend.

Since my mashtun is too small, I am going to convert this to a partial mash. Do to lack of selection, I will be substituting American pale malt for the british pale and galenas for the columbus. I am crossing my fingers that this will balance well.
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:33 AM   #4
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Wow! Well, I was wondering if wyeast 1272 could handle high alcohol, just made a old ale O.G. 1.082 with it. If the imperial stout works I guess that answers my worries.

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Old 12-20-2007, 05:52 AM   #5
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Default 5 gallon batch

Could I do a 5 gallon batch by halving everything on the list?
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:13 AM   #6
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14.8% Holy cow. Any Extract version or would that just ruin this?
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Has anyone tried this recipe? If so, how did it come out?
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BP (or anyone else),
I've been looking at brewing this on the yeast cake of another brew. Do you think if I used dry yeast for the initial brew (Safale-US 56/US 5) I could still ferment dry, or would I be left with a lower ABV and too much sweetness?


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Is this ready to drink yet, or does it need another decade to mellow.
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