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Old 11-18-2008, 12:18 AM   #1
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Ok..I have only talked to people who have had it..and I am only a few hours from Three Floyds but unless I want to wait it out with thousands to only be turned away for this massive Imperial Stout I figure I would try to brew it..

First off this recipe is based only on what I read about it and so it is a work in progress..anyone who has had it or brewed something the same help is needed...:

18# 2 row
2# munich malt
2# Roasted Barley
1# Chocolate malt
8 oz Flaked Barley
8 oz Crystal 60L
8 oz Crystal 120L
8 oz Black patent malt
8 oz flaked oats
1.5 # honey
.5# molasses

3 oz Chinook @ 60 min shoot for 85 IBU..thats what I have read anyway

Cali yeast(massive starter or yeast cake)

1.123 OG
1.031 FG 13% ABV

I would probably shoot for 153 or 154 mash to keep it from going too dry..
vanilla bean and coffe or espresso in secondary...

The Dark Lord can be made\

I got 66 SRM (so black as the dark lord himself I would say 10w30 motor oil for sure..)

J


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Old 11-18-2008, 03:49 AM   #2
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Thats one hell of a beer!



 
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:16 AM   #3
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Yep at 13%ABV and darker than anything I have brewed. I do not know how the cali yeast will do but I think it should do fine..I do not expect the munich to do much..so might remove that. I have seen both M.O. and american 2 row as base malt...not sure on this one.

I will probably brew up 3 gallons of it and put it in one of my empty 5 gallons and leave it for a few months..I also read it was hard to taste any late addition hops..normally the case in such big beers but some american versions of Imperial souts load up late additions..

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Old 11-18-2008, 04:24 AM   #4
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A previous edition of BYO has an imperial stout that potentially could get up to 17%. For something this big, you will need to pitch on a yeast cake. Good call on the headspace, chances are you'll need it.
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:47 AM   #5
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Not only for head space but I figure as a work in progress no need to go all out. I probably will brew up stout or brown with cali yeast and transfer to secondary and pitch on top of that after I crash cool it..should give me a nice yeast cake to pitch on for this big beer..with cali..I could always pitch a few packs of S-05 to up the yeast count..

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Old 11-18-2008, 04:54 AM   #6
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Good Luck and let us know how it goes.
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:57 AM   #7
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talk to evan! he has experience brewing up big stouts, i think he did mephistopheles last fall.
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:45 PM   #8
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Sweet Jesus, I'd pay you to ship me a "live yeast sample" of this one!
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:51 AM   #9
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As in the yeast in a bottle!! I plan to pitch on top of a cali yeast cake...

I make my Imperial Stout once a year around new years..so this will be made a bit later..I think this is a bit big and complex to go all out in a full batch so 3.5 gallons in either a 5 gallon glass or 6 gallon BB.

Anyone have thoughts on the recipe?? It seems like a lot of roastes barley..but from what I read this seems to fit...the honey should help up the gravity..

J
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