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  1. J

    Dry Hopping Options in a Borderline Imperial Stout

    Hi folks, new to the HBT but used it for casual reference over the years in my hi 😅 Ok so I’ve brewed a couple of batches to use up some old malt and hops that’ve been hanging around a little longer than they should (leftover ingredients bought during lockdown of 2020, so yeah, a...
  2. S

    Imperial stout OG 1.160, US-05

    Hi everyone. So I brewed an imperial stout yesterday going for an OG of 1.140 After boiling for 7 hours ai ended at 1.138 and thought it was as close as I could get. When the wort cooled the OG ended at 1.160. So my question is basically if you think my yeast can do the job? I used two packs...
  3. D

    Imperial Stout low ABV outcome

    Hello all, I've had back luck with two batches of an imperial stout with everything the same. It's not bad, but the abv for the 19 lbs came out to 6.5% abv. I was shooting for 9% or so. It's strange to me, since my previous batch before was an oktoberfest-like ale shooting for 5-6%, but turned...
  4. Q

    Adding just liquid of bourbon soaked oak chips to imperial stout

    I have bought medium toast french oak chips that I plan to add to my imperial stout. I looked into some methods on how to best do it and found this video where he soaks chips in bourbon for a week or so and then adds only the liquid to beer at kegging or bottling (he uses bourbon barrel chips...
  5. JstnMoyer

    Baking Soda Effect on Flavor

    I am sharing the outcome what I expect to be too much baking soda added to the mash AND fermented beer (shame). I brewed a tweaked Old Rasputin imperial stout clone recipe in January. Recipe is here. About 10 minutes into the mash, I got a pH reading of ~4.8 using pH strips (shame) near room...
  6. C

    Incendiary Brewing Shade of Lies Stout

    Has anyone had this beer? It is phenomenal. Definitely a very big beer but I want to try and make it. At the brewery it's listed as about 11.5% if memory serves. It comes in four flavors: Coffee, Coconut, Maple and a blend of all three. I prefer the Coconut version, but all are great. I am...
  7. H

    Help me.

    I know 25% alcohol tolerance for wlp 099. However, it brewed an Imperial Stout of 20 liters, which was an og 1.138. Ten days later the FG was 1.082. Of course, I made a four-liter starter. Is the fermentation speed slow at 099? I plan to add one more 099 . What do you think?
  8. H

    Coconut , cinnamon

    Recently I brewed OG 1.138 , 20 liters of Imperial Stout. After the fermentation is over, I'm going to put a toasted coconut and a cinnamon stick in here. I'm going to put 800 grams of toasted coconut and 4 sticks of cinnamon. Is that too much? Have a nice day :)
  9. V

    BJCP Help

    Waited to long to ask this but I have print the labels today..... I have an imperial milk stout with coconut, vanilla, and Rye Whiskey soaked Oak Chips in it. I am struggling with where to enter it. Here is what I narrowed it down to: 30 A - Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (coconut is...
  10. K

    Thoughts on Can Size for an Imperial Stout?

    What do you think is the best size can for an Imperial Stout with 9.0% ABV? Looking to move from a single glass bomber to a smaller pack of cans. Please comment any other size variation of cans or package you would prefer. Cheers!
  11. D

    10.7 % Imp Stout

  12. JstnMoyer

    Recipe Critique: Imperial Stout

    With the seasons changing, I am set to have my first go at brewing one of my favorite styles: Russian Imperial Stout. This will also be my first attempt at BIAB so my first full mash. I have an 8 gallon kettle so I have to supplement with LME after mashing. The recipe: 6 lb Maris Otter + 6.5...
  13. Boozy Mcboozerson

    Imperial Stout 1848 Barclay Perkins Imperial Brown Stout 1st ever Imperial Stout

    This brew is from Ron Pattinsons Homebrewers Guide to Vintage Beer, which focuses on British brewing recipes from the last 200 years. I am curious if anyone else have brewed any of these historic beers and if they have any advice...
  14. Merds

    Russian Imperial Stout - Sudden Mold?

    I have an Imperial Stout that I brewed back Jan 27th. It's been sitting in secondary for about 3 months now and everything was just fine - just haven't been able to get to bottling till this month. All of a sudden about 3 days ago I noticed there was some floaters in it. They appear to have...
  15. D

    Strongest beer ever!

  16. Lele


    Greetings from Italy What yeast do you recommend for a very complex and malty Imperial Stout of 12% ABV? I'm uncertain especially between WLP 002, 028, 090 or 007. What are the differences in flavor of these yeasts? Thanks
  17. Lele

    Struise Black Albert recipe ot tips

    Hi everybody, Does anybody have Struise Black Albert recipe? Or, in your experience, can anyone give me some tips to clone Black Albert? (OG, FG, IBU, malts, percentage of roasted malts, etc.). Any advises would be good...thanks :)
  18. ARaces23

    T H I C C Stout recipe?

    I haven't brewed anything new/solo in quite awhile. Used to brew with a neighbor, but he's off the sauce now. We brewed lots of IPAs/APAs, and never ventured too big. Looking for an all grain stout recipe that will be 12% plus & thick. Something that will stand up to possible adjuncts. Cheers!