This beer is “Imperial” in every sense of the word! High in alcohol, with a big roast flavor, and hints of bittersweet stone fruits, toffee and coffee, it is a complex explosion of flavors. This beer needs time to age, so make it now and enjoy all next winter and beyond!
This beer is over 10%, so it's important that the wort is aerated well, and enough yeast is used for proper fermentation. Three packages of yeast should be used, or make a starter with one pack of yeast in advance. A secondary (two stage fermentation) is recommended for this beer, but it can be aged in the bottle if necessary.
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Russian Imperial Stout - All-Grain Recipe Kit Instructions
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Russian Imperial Stouts, first crafted in London, England, are known for their dark, thick malt profile and high alcohol content and bitterness. This beer was a favorite of Russia's Catherine the Great, and she was known to often order large quantities for herself and her court during her rule.
- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 153
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.097 S
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.020 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 10.3 %
- Bitterness: 89.5 IBUs
- Est. Color: 62.5 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Pale Maris Otter
- Roasted Barley
- Caramel 60L
- Special B
- 2 Row Chocolate
- German Magnum Hop Pellets