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Old 10-17-2007, 12:47 AM   #1
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I propose a Russian Imperial Stout.

What do you say?

Are you with me or are you brewing piss for the neighbor's mother?

Recipe attempt number 1:

Some of the info is off. For example, the evaporation rate is more like 12% and the length of boil is 120 minutes, not 60. But we can fix all that later. This is a 20 gallon batch so use your math, or we can deal with that later as well.

8-8-8 Russian Imperial Stout 20 gallon recipe
A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
13-F Stout, Russian Imperial Stout
Min OG: 1.075 Max OG: 1.114
Min IBU: 50 Max IBU: 100
Min Clr: 30 Max Clr: 48 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
Batch Size (Gal): 20.00 Wort Size (Gal): 20.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 69.33
Anticipated OG: 1.08821 Plato: 21.162
Anticipated SRM: 57.2
Anticipated IBU: 78.7
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
Evaporation Rate: 12.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 22.73 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.07762 SG 18.79 Plato

Formulas Used
Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
% Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.
Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Rager
Additional Utilization Used For Plug Hops: 2 %
Additional Utilization Used For Pellet Hops: 10 %

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
76.9 53.33 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) Great Britain 1.03800 3
7.2 5.00 lbs. Roasted Barley America 1.02800 450
4.8 3.33 lbs. Special B Malt Belgian 1.03000 120
2.2 1.50 lbs. Crystal 120L America 1.03300 120
2.2 1.50 lbs. Crystal 75L Great Britian 1.03400 75
2.2 1.50 lbs. CaraMunich Malt Belgium 1.03300 75
2.2 1.50 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.02900 350
2.4 1.67 lbs. Chocolate malt light Great Britain 1.03600 200
Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
5.50 oz. Horizon Pellet 12.69 72.1 60 min.
6.66 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 4.75 6.5 10 min.
6.66 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 4.75 0.0 0 min.

WYeast 1056 Amercan Ale/Chico

Mash Schedule
Mash Type: Single Step
Grain Lbs: 69.33
Water Qts: 27.30 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 6.82 - Before Additional Infusions
Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 0.39 - Before Additional Infusions
Saccharification Rest Temp : 154 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 168 Time: 10
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 60

Total Mash Volume Gal: 12.37 - Dough-In Infusion Only
All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.

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Old 10-17-2007, 12:49 AM   #2
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I'll do any the pastor says...thats with in reason. And after tasting one of yours I'm game to helping out.

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Old 10-17-2007, 12:54 AM   #3
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I'm all over this like Cheese on a gin-toting pigboy.

DO IT! I'm IN!
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:57 AM   #4
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Your Dark Night of the Soul is the best stout(RIS or otherwise) I've brewed. I'd definitely brew it and would love to see what you come up with.
OFFTOPIC: Did you brew the flanders yet?

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Old 10-17-2007, 01:00 AM   #5
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Well, the Birds poll is leaning that way anyhow. Probably won't hafta wait til 888. I'm in.
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:01 AM   #6
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I'm in. I'll be brewing again by then, and hopefully I'll be All-Grain by then. At the very least I'll be PM-ing.

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Old 10-17-2007, 01:07 AM   #7
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I'm in. I am getting married that day so I would love to have it in bottles prior and then crack open a bottle that day and repeat every year after...

I have been looking for something that would store well. It is like you read my mind and made it up for me.
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:19 AM   #8
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Imperial Stout? Im in!
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:47 AM   #10
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I'm definitely in, that'll be my first RIS.

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