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Not for the Faint of Heart

Not for the Faint of Heart

Russian Imperial Stout • All Grain • 5.5 gal

mikfir

Rich, malty, hoppy for hairy chested beer drinkers

March 20, 2014 at 01:56pm

1.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (All Grain5.5 gal)

  • 19 lbs Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt; Thomas Fawcett

    Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt; Thomas Fawcett

    A principal ingredient of cask ales using heritage barleys.

  • 1 lbs Roasted Barley; Thomas Fawcett

    Roasted Barley; Thomas Fawcett

    Intensely bitter coffee flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • Use 3-7% for coffee flavor in Porter and Stout • Use 2-5% in Nut Brown Ales. • Use Chocolate Malt or Black Malt in combination with Roasted Barley to obtain desired color. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 6-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 1.25 lbs 2-Row Chocolate Malt; Briess

    2-Row Chocolate Malt; Briess

    Rich Roasted Coffee. Characteristics & Applications: • 2-Row Chocolate Malt is used in all beer styles for color adjustment with minor or no flavor contribution. • Use 1-10% for desired color in Porter and Stout Beer. • The chocolate flavor is very complementary when used in higher percentages in Brown Ales, Porters, Stouts and other Dark Beers. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 1.5 lbs German Light Munich

    German Light Munich

    For a desired malty, nutty flavor. Lagers, Oktoberfests and bock beer.

  • .125 lbs De-Bittered Black Malt (Mout Roost 1400); Dingemans

    De-Bittered Black Malt (Mout Roost 1400); Dingemans

    Using an exclusive evaporative process, Dingemans De-Bittered Black Malt will contribute the same color characteristics as Black malt with a less astringent flavor.

  • 1 lbs 2-Row Caramel Malt 60L; Briess

    2-Row Caramel Malt 60L; Briess

    Sweet, Pronounced Caramel. Characteristics & Applications: • In contrast to Brewers Malt, glassiness is a distinguishing characteristic of Caramel Malt. The glassy endosperm creates the desirable non-fermentable components giving true Caramel Malt the ability to contribute body (mouthfeel), foam foam retention, and extended beer stability, while contributing color and unique caramel flavor. • 2-Row Caramel Malt 60L is a roasted caramel malt that imparts deep golden to red color. • Use 3-7% for Pilsener-style beers for balance. • Use 5-15% to provide color, sweetness and color to amber and red beers. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 1 lbs American Caramel 120°L

    American Caramel 120°L

    Provides color, a unique flavor, body, and contribures to foam retention and beer stability. Gives a pronounced to sharp caramel flavor and a deep red color.

  • 1 lbs Oats (Pregelatinized Flakes); Briess

    Oats (Pregelatinized Flakes); Briess

    Characteristics & Applications: • Pregelatinized Oat Flakes have been produced specifically for brewing, developing characteristics necessary for easy and efficient use in a brewhouse. The process of gelatinizing makes the starches readily soluble and digestible by the naturally occurring enzymes in barley malt. This allows the flakes to be incorporated directly into the mash with other grains. • Because flakes have a large surface area and are pre-cooked, they hydrate and disintegrate quickly. Filtration time will be normal. • There is no need to mill Oat Flakes. However, they can be put through the mill if that is the easiest means of adding them to the mash. • Oat Flakes have been dehulled before being cooked and flaked. Although the flakes are readily attacked by the malt enzymes, yield will be slightly lower than with other Pregelatinized Flakes. • Oat Flakes have a very distinctive “sticky” mouthfeel which is noticeable even when used in small amounts. • Use 5-25% of the total grist for an Oatmeal Stout. • Use a small percentage in Belgian Wit Beers.

  • 1 oz Magnum - 14.5 AA% whole; boiled 90 min

    Magnum

    A West Coast hop with high Alpha Acid. Excellent bittering hop.

  • 1 oz Fuggle - 4.8 AA% whole; boiled 30 min

    Fuggle

    Mild. Mainly used for finishing and dry hopping especially pale ales, porters, and stouts. Aroma is mild and pleasant, spicy, and soft.

  • 1 oz East Kent Goldings - 5.0 AA% whole; boiled 15 min

    East Kent Goldings

    Mild, slightly flowery.

  • 1 oz East Kent Goldings - 5.0 AA% whole; boiled 1 min

    East Kent Goldings

    Mild, slightly flowery.

  • 1 tsp 5.2 pH Stabilizer - (omitted from calculations)

    5.2 pH Stabilizer

    Five Star 5.2 pH Stabilizer. A proprietary blend of food-grade phosphate buffers that locks in your mash and kettle water at a pH of 5.2, regardless of the starting pH. It also reduces scaling and mineral deposits on brewing equipment. 1 pound. Use at the rate of 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons of water.

  • 1 tsp Irish Moss - (omitted from calculations)

    Irish Moss

    A dried red-brown marine algae. Fining agent to remove large proteins. Negatively charged polymer attracts positively charged protein-tannin complexes (extracted from grain husks and hops) during the boil. This action is aided by the clumping of proteins in the boiling process. Irish moss settles to the bottom of the brew kettle with spent hops and hot break material at the end of the boil.

  • 1 tsp Amylase enzyme - (omitted from calculations)

    Amylase enzyme

    Aids in converting starches into sugar

  • .5 tsp Wyeast Nutrient - (omitted from calculations)

    Wyeast Nutrient

    Although wort is a good growth medium for yeast, additional Wyeast Nutrient will reduce lag time, improve yeast viability and provide consistent attenuation rates. Low assimilable nitrogen concentrations (FAN) of grape must or wort have long been known as a cause of sluggish or stuck fermentations. Wyeast yeast nutrient, a blend of vitamin B's, minerals, inorganic nitrogen (DAP), organic nitrogen (amino acids), zinc, phosphates and other trace elements will benefit yeast growth and carbohydrate uptake for a more rapid, complete fermentation. Use 1/4 tsp per pint for beer propagation, 1 tsp per 5 gallons for wine or beer fermentation or 1.5 oz per 10 barrels for beer fermentation.

  • Wyeast 1028 London Ale™

    Wyeast 1028 London Ale™

    Rich with a dry finish, minerally profile, bold and crisp, with some fruitiness.

Notes

Mash 158F for 90 minutes, ferment at 65F

Style (BJCP)

Category: 13 - Stout

Subcategory: F - Russian Imperial Stout

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.107 1.075 - 1.115
Terminal Gravity: 1.025 1.018 - 1.030
Color: 38.4 SRM 30 - 40
Alcohol: 10.9% ABV 8% - 12%
Bitterness: 70.2 IBU 50 - 90

Discussion

mikfir

A mistake

2017-03-19 1:44pm

This turned out to be a high alcohol brute that tasted bad and I dumped it

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