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Frankenstein Russian Imperial Stout Extract
ABV14.30 %
BJCP Style
12C. Barleywine And Imperial Stout, Russian Imperial Stout
It started out as an attempt to replicate Courage Imperial Stout, but it went awry from the beginning when we overshot out OG (shooting for 1.104 and hit 1.130). Inadequate yeast, stuck fermentations, 2 pitchings of champagne yeast and the addition of two pots of coffee...I only documented about half of what we did. The rest is from memory. I do know that we had it in carboys for over 6 months.
Submitted by Purdue_Brewer on 12-Feb-2006

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes It tasted questionable at bottling time, but it has definitely come into its own since then. It keeps getting better. Almost a year and a half since brewing and almost a year after bottling and it is tasting great. It is a special occasion when I bust one of these out!
Boil Volume 6.00 gallons
Boil Time 120 minutes
Batch Size 5.00 gallons
Yeast WYEAST 1028 London Ale Yeast (75% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation 1 month
Secondary Fermentation 4 months
Other Fermentation ~forever
Procedure Steep the Black Malt for 30 minutes at 155 degrees. Remove the grains and add the malt extract syrup. Bring to a boil and 3 oz. of Goldings and 3.5 oz. of Fuggles. After 110 minutes, add 1.25 oz. of Fuggles for the final 10 minutes. Cool and pitch a HEALTHY starter of London Ale Yeast. Let it sit in primary for a month. After a month or so, rack and pitch champagne yeast. Let it sit for a long time. FG should be somewhere around 1.030 to 1.035. When it is ready to bottle, add two pots of fresh roasted coffee (Ethiopian Harar or a Central American variety). Add 3/4 cup of priming sugar.
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.075 1.142 1.095+
FG 1.018 1.031 1.030+
IBU 50 78 90+
SRM 20 43 40
ABV 8 14.30 12+
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
94.1 % 20.10 Light Malt Extract Syrup 102.5 2.0
5.9 % 1.25 American Black Patent 5.3 500.0
  21.35     107.8  
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
38.7 % 3.00 Goldings Pellet 5.0 15.0 120 0.150 33.6
45.2 % 3.50 Fuggles Pellet 5.1 17.9 120 0.150 40.0
16.1 % 1.25 Fuggles Pellet 5.1 6.4 10 0.050 4.8
  7.75               78.0
Miscellaneous Ingredients
Weight/Units Name Notes
2 pots Fresh Roasted Coffee Add at bottling