The Mad Russian - Imperial Stout

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  1. Aug 16, 2019 #221

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    Yeah in theory I agree with you, though in my experience theory and practice don't always see eye to eye.

    Now there's some practical advice, I like it :thumba:
     
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    I think you should be ok, I had a corny keg leaking that I never realised for many weeks. Fixed it and the beer is still drinkable.
     
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    Thinking out loud here... do you have any of the 5 litre small kegs like this? You could keep the bulk of the batch in bottles until needed and just fill and force carb small growlers as needed.
     
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    Nope I don't have any of those, otherwise that might have been a good idea.
    Well I had a bottle last night and it was flat as expected so I'm now seriously considering dumping them into the corny keg o_O
     
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    ... which might take some time considering the strength of the stuff. Had a similar one many years ago, only about 11 % and it took 18 months to carbonate, but it got there in the end and it was worth the wait. Trouble is there wasn't much left after sampling every month or so. My advice would be put it away and forget about it. Try another bottle at Christmas.
     
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    You might be right but I'm convinced the yeast is dead, I tried making a starter with some of the reclaimed yeast from the FV and there was nothing even after a few days on the stir plate. Anyway I've just kegged it, so that's that o_O I'll check back in a few days hopefully with a little carbonation.
     
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    Well here it is, 3 days after transferring to the keg. And I'd describe the carbonation level as...

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    ... just about perfect. A light sparkle on the tongue which gives it some life and really adds to the enjoyment acheers.
     
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    Thats more like it :beer1:
     
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    At last!! Now you just need to keep your hands off it for a couple more years while it matures. :D
     
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    Looking good Steve!!
     

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