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Old 11-10-2007, 10:17 AM   #1
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Default Black Death Northwest Stout

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: 1728 scottish ale WYeast/1098 British Ale WYeast
Batch Size (Gallons): 11
Original Gravity: 1.084
Final Gravity: ~1.021
IBU: 64.2
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 34
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 Days. 70*F
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 Days 70*F

25 Lbs US Pale Ale Malt
4 Lbs Crystal 80
2.25 Lbs Roasted Barley
2 Lbs Carafoam
2 Lbs Flaked Oats

3oz Simcoe 13% 60min
2oz Simcoe 13% 5min
2oz Sorachi Ace 14% 5min
2oz Simcoe 13% DRY HOP
2oz Sorachi Ace 14% DRY HOP

2tsp Irish moss 30min
2tsp Yeast Energizer 5min
4tsp Yeast Nutrient 5min

Mash in @ 168*F
Starch Conversion @ 153*F for 60min
Mash out @175*F
Sparge Water 185*F
Boiled 13 gallons down to 11. Collected 10.5

1728 Scottish Ale WYeast
1098 British Ale WYeast
First in one carboy, 2nd in the other. Figure why not goof with more than one yeast being I can't fit 10.5 gallons of wort in one 6.5 gallon carboy.

Note: Hot break on this stout was MUCH higher than anticipated resulting in not as much wort collected and less evaporation that hoped for. Still hit 1.084. Was expecting between 1.080 and 1.085 for 12 gallons. (with 12 gallons I only collect 11.5, gear drinks the rest)

As for the Northwest Stout in the title I figured that this can't be a RIS because of hops chosen. The trend in american stouts is to hop them up alot more, similar to the RIS, but they max out at the 1.075 gravity which would bump this into the RIS category. This being neither american stout or a proper Russian Imperial Stout I needed another category to place this in. Being that I live in the northwest I figured why not! Besides, sounds cool and that's all that matters. The cool factor.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:01 PM   #2
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i think this sounds amazing, how did it turnout?
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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How did this turn out? I've been thinking of making a black IPA with Chinook and Sorachi. Your thoughts?
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