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Old 08-04-2008, 01:10 AM   #1
Mar 2008
Eagle, Idaho, Idaho
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Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: Safale (Fermentis #US-05)   
Yeast Starter: no   
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: 2pkgs, bloomed in wort   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5   
Original Gravity: 1.124   
Final Gravity: 1.030   
IBU: 88.4   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 67.5   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days @ 70   
Additional Fermentation: age a ling time   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days @70   
Tasting Notes: in the primary... notes will follow!   

Recipe: Double-W Imperial Stout
Brewer: Regner
Asst Brewer:
Style: Imperial Stout
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.41 gal
Estimated OG: 1.124 SG??? something is not right here..... seems low.
Estimated Color: 67.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 88.4 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Mash Temp:156F

Amount Item Type % or IBU
20.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 81.63 %
1.50 lb Black Barley (Stout) (500.0 SRM) Grain 6.12 %
1.00 lb Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 4.08 %
0.50 lb Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM) Grain 2.04 %
0.50 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 2.04 %
0.50 lb Chocolate Malt, Pale (200.0 SRM) Grain 2.04 %
0.50 lb Rye Malt (4.7 SRM) Grain 2.04 %
2.00 oz Warrior [15.00 %] (60 min) Hops 62.0 IBU
2.00 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (30 min) Hops 17.5 IBU
2.00 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (11 min) Hops 8.9 IBU
2 Pkgs Safale (Fermentis #US-05) Yeast-Ale

Actual OG = 1.113... the estimated OG seems low.

Based upon many good sounding recipes... tweaked for what I have on hand.

Per-fermentation taste was like bittersweet chocolate... mmmm!

update: After blooming the yeast on wort, fermentation started in less than 3 hours! Never happened before! Churnin' like crazy!
8/22/08 -Now down to 1.040, and is DELICIOUS!

Off to the secondary.

Reason: update

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Old 08-05-2008, 02:49 PM   #2
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This sounds good. Once I get BrewPastor's Dark Night brewed, I may contemplate this one, but I'm running out of room for "puttin' back" beers. May need to consider something more drinkable.
Kegged: Bohemian Pilsner; Vienna lager; Czech Dark Lager; Citra/Calipso IPL; Cream Ale; Cherry Cider; Dry Stout
Bottled: Belgian Golden Strong; Quad; Saison; Norwegian Farmhouse Ale; Grodziskie; Mosaic Session Brett; Saison Americain; Session Saison

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Old 08-05-2008, 03:32 PM   #3
Mar 2008
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His recipe was one of my many inspirations...

You may already know this, but with this much grain the actual wort you draw off the grain is going to be large: have a big boil pot! Mine holds 6.5 gallons, but I could have used 8. The pic's in my gallery show some shots from brewday!


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Old 08-22-2008, 12:05 AM   #4
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Can US05 do this high gravity?
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Old 08-22-2008, 03:33 AM   #5
Mar 2008
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I have seen several high-grav stouts use safale-05. I will be taking an SG reading tomorrow. Fermented hard for 4 days, and has been slowly bubbling away for almost 4 weeks!

From what I have read, if I get to 1.030-35, I'll get a decent attenuation and a good balance between malt and hops.

I'll post tomorrow or Saturday about the taste and readings.

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Old 08-22-2008, 05:23 PM   #6
Mar 2008
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OG = 1.113, now at 1.040, that's 70.8% attenuation... 9.56% ABV.

well balanced stout!

Keeping my hands off this is going to be really hard!

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Old 09-09-2008, 04:51 AM   #7
Mar 2008
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I kegged 'er for aging another month or two.

This is going to be tough... it tastes really nice! If it turns out as good as I think, I will have to get some opinions and ship a few bottles for testing.

Stay tuned!

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Old 12-01-2008, 02:15 AM   #8
Mar 2008
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I really like this stout... as big as I have ever had!

Being a bit inexperienced in how beers stack-up in the competition world (I trust my tastebuds, but.....), I sent a couple 12's to Biermuncher (thanks for taking the time to do this for me). Review follows:

Aroma: Strong chocolate up front. Could smell the richness. No alcohol fumes...smelled very smooth and mellow. Plum like and some burnt notes. Very nice.

Appearance: Black as oil. Nice, thick legs on the pour. Slight tan head that was minimal, but thick. Left a nice lacing as the head dissipated.

Flavor: Smooth and velvety. Some black currant tones along with the chocolate and slight roastiness. Very nice sweetness but a back of the tongue bitterness to balance it out. Very nice tasting RIS. As I let the beer sit and warm, the taste smoothed out even more. Rich and desert like.

Mouthfeel: Thick but very drinkable. A nice amount of carbonation that didn't over-fizz the beer. The glass laced all the way through. A nice creamy beer that made you swirl it around before swallowing.

Overall: A very good example of an RIS. Rich and smooth. Sweet but balanced with bitterness. Extremely enjoyable. This beer should easily score in the low 40's in a competition and certainly place.

Thanks for a great beer.
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:39 AM   #9
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I give this beer my official BM stamp of approval (for what that's worth ).

I just cracked the second bottle en route to the hot tub but had to stop on the way to make sure I located this recipe.

This is a fantastically rich, full bodies, smooth as silk RIS.

One suggestion....brew this.

I know I'm going to.

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Old 01-07-2009, 07:15 PM   #10
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any chance you post the XML?
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