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Old 07-14-2011, 05:21 PM   #1
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Trying a 2.5 gallon imperial stout and looking for advice on this recipe.

Imperial Stout

Batch size: 2.5 gal
Boil volume: 3.2 gal
OG: 1.090
FG: 1.022
Bitterness (IBU): 60.7
Color (SRM): 37.4
ABV: 8.8%

Maris Otter Malt 7.000lb Grain 76.7%
Crystal 60L 0.750lb Grain 8.2%
Milk Sugar 0.500lb Sugar 5.5%
Carafoam 0.375lb Grain 4.1%
Roasted Barley 0.250lb Grain 2.7%
Chocolate Malt (US) 0.250lb Grain 2.7%

Kent Golding 1.50oz 5.1% AA Pellet @ 60 min, 44.6 IBU
Kent Golding 1.50oz 5.1% AA Pellet @ 10 min, 16.2 IBU

Irish Moss 1.0 unit(s), Fining 1/4 tsp @ 10 minutes
Irish Ale yeast 1.0 unit(s), Yeast Big ass starter

[Recipe Notes]
Mash @ 150 for 90 minutes

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Old 07-14-2011, 11:19 PM   #2
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that looks pretty good. i like a little more hop flavor, so i might add some at 0min, but your tastes might be different. maybe a little more chocolate if you like the roastyness.

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Old 07-15-2011, 03:20 AM   #3
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I love the hop selection. Seems like most recipes are for American versions, but I am a fan of a more traditional Brit version. I might only suggest two changes. You could add 50% to both the roasted barley and chocolate malt. Also, for fullness I would get rid of the lactose and get that from a grain such as Munich or Melanoidan instead.

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Old 07-15-2011, 01:25 PM   #4
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Thanks Bearcat. I've never used Munich so i'll give that a try.

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