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Old 11-13-2007, 11:29 PM   #1
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Feb 2006
Corrales, New Mexico
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I admit I have a problem -

I did an all-grain Russian Imperial Stout yesterday. I did 18 gallons but will post a 6 gallon recipe below. I brewed a slight variation/stronger version of the 8-8-8 recipe. I also lowered the IBUs so it should be more of a chocolate and dried cherry kind of tone. The whole day was smooth and nice. I was drinking the first of a chile beer I have just made and it was really what the doctor ordered! I am going to bottle this batch and lay it away for a rainy day.

Pastor's Frock Imperial Stout

Batch Size (Gal): 6.00 Wort Size (Gal): 6.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 22.50
Anticipated OG: 1.09514 Plato: 22.694
Anticipated SRM: 60.1
Anticipated IBU: 70.1
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70 %
Wort Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
Evaporation Rate: 12.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 6.82 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.08372 SG 20.16 Plato

66.7% 15.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)
13.3% 3.00 lbs. Munich Malt
6.7% 1.50 lbs. Roasted Barley
4.4 % 1.00 lbs. Chocolate Malt
4.4 % 1.00 lbs. Special B Malt
2.2 % 0.50 lbs. Crystal 120L
2.2 % 0.50 lbs. Crystal 75L

1.50 oz. Horizon Pellet 12.69aa 63.7 IBUs 60 min.
2.00 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 4.75aa 6.4 IBUs 10 min.
2.00 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 4.75aa 0.0 IBUs 0 min.

WYeast 1056 American Ale/Chico

Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs: 22.50
Water Qts: 27.30 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 6.82 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.21

Saccharification Rest Temp : 154 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 168 Time: 10
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 60
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:12 AM   #2
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Mar 2007
Belfast, Ireland
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i'm guessing this is your favourite style of beer? i've never had one before but im guessing a little stronger and more bitter than a guinness foreign export?

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Old 11-14-2007, 12:46 AM   #3
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May 2007
Southern Oregon
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Very Nice! I'd also be intersted it the recipe for that chile beer if you felt like posting it.
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:11 AM   #4
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Apr 2007
West Palm, FL
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Brewpastor, what's the oldest personally homebrewed RIS you've had/have? I am well aware of their great aging potential, but do they keep improving 5-10-15 years and on, or tend to level out somewhere in there?
My "Dark Night of the Soul" of yours is on the 2 per year schedule(in bombers), so it should last 10+ years. But I need to brew more.

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