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Galactic Empire Stout

Galactic Empire Stout

Imperial Stout • Partial Mash • 5.5 gal

sweazel

This brew is definitely on the dark side.

January 31, 2018 at 07:46pm

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Ingredients (Partial Mash5.5 gal)

  • 2 lbs Maris Otter; Crisp

    Maris Otter; Crisp

    An English thoroughbred and a favored choice of malt for many brewers. Simpsons' Maris Otter has a rich and nutty flavor and despite its small, berry size has a strong husk. This malt delivers predictable brewhouse performance with modest, yet consistent extracts. Brewers can expect good runoffs with clear wort.

  • 1.25 lbs Roasted Barley

    Roasted Barley

    Sweet, grainy, coffee flavor and a red to deep brown color. For porters and stouts.

  • 0.75 lbs British Black Patent

    British Black Patent

    Dry, burnt, chalky character. Use in porters, stouts, brown ales and dark lagers.

  • 0.5 lbs Victory® Malt; Briess

    Victory® Malt; Briess

    Biscuity, baking bread, nutty flavors. Characteristics & Applications: • With an aroma of baking bread, Victory® Malt is great in Nut Brown Ales and other dark beers. • Special processing develops the biscuity, baking bread, nutty flavors that are distinctive in Victory® Malt. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 6-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 0.66 lbs Cara-Pils® Malt; Briess

    Cara-Pils® Malt; Briess

    Characteristics & Applications: • The endosperm is completely glassy and will appear to be darker than standard Brewers Malt. • Carapils® is a very unique dextrine-style malt that adds body, foam retention, and beer stability without influencing color or flavor. • Use to upgrade all types of beer, including light colored beers. • The non-fermentables in Carapils® are very advantageous in balancing body and flavor of dark colored beers. • May be used with or without other specialty malts. • Low usage of 1-5% will help achieve desired results. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 6 lbs Dry Light; Muntons

    Dry Light; Muntons

    Used as the base for a wide variety of styles of beers, including lager, pale ales, bitters, and export bitters. Contains no colored malts.

  • 3.3 lbs Liquid Light; Muntons

    Liquid Light; Muntons

    Selected English lager malt is used to produce this fine consistent light malt extract.

  • 1 lbs Oats Flaked

    Oats Flaked

    Belgian White Ale(wit), other specialty beers.

  • 1 oz Nugget - 12.4 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    Nugget

    This is very bitter and often used in medium to dark ales and lagers. Aroma is quite heavy and herbal.

  • 1 oz Centennial - 9.3 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    Centennial

    Aromatic but acceptable for bittering. Medium aroma with floral and citrus tones. Good in medium to dark ales.

  • 1 oz Liberty - 4.6 AA% whole; boiled 15 min

    Liberty

    Used mainly for finishing German and American style ales and lagers. Aroma is mild and pleasant.

  • 4 oz Chocolate (bittersweet bakers) - (omitted from calculations)

    Chocolate (bittersweet bakers)

    Chocolate liquor to which sweeteners and cocoa butter have been added. Also known as dark chocolate. According to government standards, it must contain at least 35 percent chocolate liquor. Its fat content averages 27 percent. Tastes rich and smooth. Strongest chocolate flavor with minimal dairy or milk flavor. Flavor depends on cocoa bean blend rather than dairy ingredients.

  • 1 ea Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) - (omitted from calculations)

    Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss)

    Enhanced Irish Moss in convenient tablet form

  • Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale™

    Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale™

    Ideally suited for Scottish-style ales, and high gravity ales of all types.

Notes

Steep grains at 151 degrees for an hour. Sparge with a gallon of water at 170 degrees. Made a yeast starter the night before brewing. Added DME at 30 min. Added LME at 15 min. Pitched yeast at 70 degrees and fermenting in basement at 68 degrees. OG 1.093. FG 1.022. ABV 9.4%.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 20 - American Porter and Stout

Subcategory: C - Imperial Stout

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.093 1.075 - 1.115
Terminal Gravity: 1.025 1.018 - 1.030
Color: 33.3 SRM 30 - 40
Alcohol: 9.0% ABV 8% - 12%
Bitterness: 66.0 IBU 50 - 90

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