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Old 08-06-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
kenstogie
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so i purchased the following ingredients about 2 months ago with the idea of brewing a high gravity stout, probably an imperial


dme traditional dark 3 -3lb bsgs 9 lbs total
about 10 lbs of milled grains
willamette 4.8% pellets 2 pkgs of 1 oz each
warrior pellets 16.7% 2 pkgs of 1oz each
freshhops Fuggle 6.7%
2oz wyeast belg strong 1388

HOWEVER, i may have lost the recipe ,

and i am at a loss as what to do with all these ingredients,

thoughts, suggestions??

 
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:48 PM   #2
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describe said 10lbs of milled grains please This will help to figure out how much of what you have.
belgian yeast to make a belgian RIS I am guessing?

I made my first RIS (2nd beer) a few months ago, it needs a long time to be ready.

 
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:41 PM   #3
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well as i recalll it was some black roasted, chocolate, and crystal .....as to the percentages and exact amount i am not sure.

mass wise the grains are about the size of a motorcycle helmet perhaps a bit bigger.

you are right on about the russian imperial stout.
i totally figured it would need to age for 6 months and maybe even more but i like seeing how it develops and its nice to have stuff that will last for a loooong time in the cellar.

 
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:48 PM   #4
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Is there any 2-row base grain mixed in with that? Because 10lbs of specialty grains is waywayway too much for a single 5 gallon batch.
Speaking of the size of all the grains... Motorcycle Helmet Stout sounds like a great name for the brew!

 
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:40 PM   #5
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I have found a name for it, Motorcycle Helmet Stout. (when I figure out how I am going to brew it )

I really don't remember but more likely than not and I wanted it to be a very very very High Gravity beer.

I also remember that I had all the grains milled at the LHB store and we put them in rather large ziplock bag so I could brew it that weekend but life and/or laziness got in the way and it just sat there.

 
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:54 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by kenstogie View Post
so i purchased the following ingredients about 2 months ago with the idea of brewing a high gravity stout, probably an imperial


dme traditional dark 3 -3lb bsgs 9 lbs total
about 10 lbs of milled grains
willamette 4.8% pellets 2 pkgs of 1 oz each
warrior pellets 16.7% 2 pkgs of 1oz each
freshhops Fuggle 6.7%
2oz wyeast belg strong 1388

HOWEVER, i may have lost the recipe ,
losing the recipe might be a bonus.
9lbs of dme and that much steeping grain is going to give a lot of unfermentables.

3lbs of dark and 6lbs of light/x-light will give you the same colour and be more fermentable in a 5 gallon batch.
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well as i recalll it was some black roasted, chocolate, and crystal .....as to the percentages and exact amount i am not sure.
I'd cut that 10lb mix down by a 1/3. you still might need to ad some simple invert sugar late in the ferment to dry it out a bit.

 
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:39 PM   #7
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So the bag of grains is not quite helmet sized but pretty close, i'd say about 3/4th the size. Gotcha on the DME Amandabab. Was wondering at what times am I adding the hops during the boil? I would think there must be some general guidelines. Thanks for the help

 
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:15 PM   #8
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My 3lbs of crushed rotated barely, choc malt,and black patent was pretty big, so I can imagine 10 lbs is quite large. Are you sure its 10lbs? For my RIS I did 3oz centennial (high aa) at 60 min and 1oz Fuggles at 30 and 15 min I believe. High gravity stout can use a lot of hops because of all the malt to valence it out.

 
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:17 PM   #9
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My 3lbs of crushed rotated barely, choc malt,and black patent was pretty big, so I can imagine 10 lbs is quite large. Are you sure its 10lbs? For my RIS I did 3oz centennial (high aa) at 60 min and 1oz Fuggles at 30 and 15 min I believe. High gravity stout can use a lot of hops because of all the malt to valence it out.
Not sure about the actual weight, just a guesstimationm maybe only 7 lbs. Thanks for the ideas on the hops but I am still a little confused at to approximately when and how much to add the hops during the boil.

 
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:28 PM   #10
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Look at the recipes in the data base, search the RIS recipes to see what and how much they use. That how I came up with mine. I'll tweak my next recipe, I think I'll use less specialty grains. I might have fermented too hot also, but I'll see how it turns out in a few months.

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