Beer 2015.04

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Overview

  • Style: Russian Imperial Stout
  • Codename: Lark Dord 2015
  • Brewmaster: Ryan Pierce
  • Based on: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showpost.php?p=2027849&postcount=40
  • Type: All-grain
  • Initial Gravity: 1.126 (est) 1.082 (before adding more fermentables)
  • Gravity going into secondary: ?
  • Final Gravity: ?
  • ABV:
  • Brewed: 4/26/2015
  • 2nd Fermentation: 5/11/2015
  • Racked:
  • Kegged: ?/?/2015
  • First served: ?/?/2015
  • Last served: ?/?/?

Brew Participants

Those who stuck through thick and thin:

  • eric stein
  • justin conroy
  • ron olson
  • doorman dave
  • eric slehofer
  • giovanni arroio
  • glenn powers

Brewing

Mash

Grain Bill:

  • 15 lbs Organic Pale Malt (US)
  • 1.5 lb Flaked Barley (US)
  • 1 lb Crystal Malt - 60L (UK), 55-65L
  • 1 lb Flaked Oats (US)
  • 1 lb Roasted Barley (UK), 600-680L
  • 0.75 lb Chocolate Malt (UK), 415-490L
  • 0.75 lb Pale Chocolate Malt (UK), 180-250L
  • 0.50 lb Special B Malt (Belgium), 140-155L
  • 0.25 lb Black Patent Malt (UK), 510-585L
  • 1 lb Rice Hulls

Mash Schedule:

  • Type: Single step
  • Equipment 10 gal Gott cooler
  • Volume: 7 gal + 1 qt cold water
  • Start temp: Mash was 160F. Overshot. Added 1 qt cold water (included above) to drop to 152F.
  • Start pH: didn't check
  • Time: 60 min
  • End temp: 148F

Sparge

  • 170F water, temp rose rapidly during sparge
  • 4 gal of sparge water

Boil

  • Start volume: ~9gal
  • Start gravity: 1.050 @ 138F
  • Boil time: 120 min
  • 2.0 oz German Norther Brewer pellets, 9.6% alpha, 120 min
  • 2.5 tsp Brewcraft Yeast Nutrient (thiamin, vitamin B complex), 10 min
  • 5 tsp LD Carlson Yeast Nutrient (urea, diammonium phosphate), 10 min
  • 1 tsp Irish Moss, 10 min
  • 4.0 oz Black and Tan Blend coffee at flame out
  • Ended up with about 4 gal at 1.022 gravity
  • Added 1.5 gal distilled water to top up to 5.5 gal and 1.082 gravity

Fermenting

  • Primary ferment: Carboy
  • Yeast Wyyeast 1214 Belgian Ale
  • Note: Pitched on top of yeast cake from Beer 2015.03
  • Set up blow off tube
  • Addition on 5/11/2015:
    • 1.5 lb Honey
    • 0.5 lb Molasses
    • 3 lb Light Malt Extract
    • 4.0 oz Black and Tan Blend coffee
    • Prior to addition, gravity: 1.029
    • After addition, gravity: 1.063

Kegging