Recipe Type: All Grain
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.50
Original Gravity: 1.114
Final Gravity: 1.024
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 days
Additional Fermentation: Bottle Condition
Tasting Notes: Pronounced cocoa and espresso flavor with hop bitterness and nose. Clean finish.
20 lbs Maris Otter
1 lb Roast Barley
12 oz. Chocolate Malt (UK)
12 oz. Crystal 80L
8 oz. Flaked Wheat
4 oz. Light brown Sugar
2 1/2 inches of Brewer's Licorice Stick
3 oz. Target (11%) at 60 min.
1 oz. Target (11%) at 15 min.
1 oz. Target (11%) at Flame Out
Mash 152 Deg (1.25 qt./lb) for 60 min.
Did not use a starter, but pitched three packs of Nottingham.
Aerate at pitch and again at 24 hours.
Ferment in mid 50's for 2 days then allow to rise to 65
Bottle with 2.50 oz Corn sugar for 1.8 vols.
The name is based on the stories of Czarina Catherine the Great
"So you say you just brewed your first batch of beer. Welcome to the obsession." --me, to every first time brewer I ever meet.