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Imperial Stout All-Grain Kit


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A strong, pitch black beer with tan head, resounding with burnt, bitter chocolate character, hops, syrupy malt, and a warming alcohol note. A nice companion on a cold winter night or accompanying chocolate dessert.

Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.

We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary Cold Ice Packs with all liquid yeasts. However, it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip, given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.

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Imperial stouts were first brewed in England for export to the royal courts of the Russian Tsars. The Tsars are gone but the beer remains, the "War and Peace" of stouts. This kit yields a pitch black beer with tan head, resounding with burnt, bitter chocolate character, hops, and syrupy malt. A viscous, chewy body finishing with lots of roast grain and a warming alcohol note. A nice companion on a cold winter night or accompanying chocolate dessert. Recommended:

Recommended:2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Imperial Stout All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBritish
Original Gravity1086
Total Time to Make4 months
4.5 / 5.0
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Short hops
The kit was great. And I've always had great service from you. But, according to the instruction sheet, you shorted me two ounces of hops. I'm sure it will be fine since it's a stout, but if that was an iPad I'd be really upset.
August 29, 2016
Awesome Kit
I have Brent making this recipe for 10 years. It's great. The wait is worth it.
January 9, 2016
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I'm considering doing some additions to this beer such as chocolate, coffee, oatmeal, and maybe some blueberries. Was wondering if adding to the end of the boil would be the way to go or if because secondary is 3 months if I should add 1 week before bottling?
Tim L on Jan 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We do not recommend modifying the recipes as they are designed to produce one tried and true recipe and any modifications can have unexpected results. But to experiment is true to the homebrew spirit, just don't over do it! The main thing to consider is the form of the addition and the flavor desired. Grains can only really be added prior to boiling - chocolate and coffee could be added at any time - melt chocolate, steep coffee or make cold brew. Blueberries can only really be added to the fermenet - or maybe the very end of the boil.
Could I add some additional grains and mash this kit slightly higher temperature to thicken up the mouthfeel? Looking for your suggestions, using the S-04 yeast!
B R on Oct 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have never tried it, but I'd recommend being conservative with your tinkering. The grain bill is already at 17 lbs, which is near capacity for a 10 gallon all grain setup. I've made this recipe a few times, and I've never thought that the mouthfeel was too thin imho. I'd also recommend the liquid yeast (I think they recommend the wyeast Scottish ale yeast, which works well) and doing a hearty yeast starter
Is a protein rest necessary prior to saccharine rest? If I'm below 5gal volume by end of boil may I add water to volume?
B R on Sep 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: A protein rest is not required for this beer. A single infusion with mashout will work well. Yes

if you find that you're under 5 gallons after the boil you can add water to bring it up to 5 gallons.
What OG and ABV is typical of this recipe?
scott m on Jul 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The anticipated OG of this recipe is 1.086. Your ABV will be dependent on your fermentation characteristics, but should be within 8.5-9% ABV.

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