The Mad Russian - Imperial Stout

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  1. May 15, 2019 #121

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    It's a week since pitching so I'll be checking the gravity later :thumba:
     
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    Why not more of the same yeast? You could 'krausen' some DME solution, batch prime and bottle.
     
  3. May 15, 2019 #123

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    That's 1.024 meaning 16.05% abv and putting @F00b4r closest. I can't imagine it'll budge much more so I'm gonna rack to secondary within the next few days to get it off the trub and yeast cake.

    Unfortunately my senses are a bit dulled atm from a cold so I can't really tell how it tastes, but there doesn't seem to be any harsh alcohol athumb..
     
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    If I had some more I would but I pitched the lot o_O
     
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    Poetically appropriate that @F00b4r gets a couple of bottles of this beast.:beer1:o_O
     
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    Well we now have proof of concept for high abv kveik brews, well done Steve and thanks for the efforts. Now, shall I brew a stout, barleywine or braggot?
     
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    This is getting a bit tortuous. I really want to find out how it tastes and whether you end up with decent beer at the end of it as I'm really keen on brewing a good strong stout myself. Sort your senses out and let us know for sure!!
     
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    The Xmas swap is going to be interesting this year!
     
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    I think the forum abv arms race has begun.
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    I'm going for 10 litres of Asda smart price apple juice and 10 kg of Tate and Lyle...
    BOOM!
     
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    Don't forget a tea bag clint, or it'll be rank
     
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    Yes, quite. I've put it through the calculation and had to use "apple" for the juice..I get a healthy 54.99%…...
    I'm going to call it Killing me Softly...
    I wonder what yeast to use...I won't bother with any of that Kwak Stuff I'm going to bung in a two week old mouldy brown loaf...
     
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    Ha very true! I will know in the next week if mine is definitely a dumper or not, although I think I will be very lucky if it isn't.
     
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    I racked this morning and it's just as well my fermenter volume was higher than expected because I only got 18L into the secondary. I've never seen so much thick gloopy sludge in the bottom of the FV.
     
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    Interesting, Voss goes extremely thick, it was quite disgusting dumping it out the bottom of the conical last week, but I feel it generates less slurry than other yeasts. But then you have a lot of extra "stuff" in this brew.
     
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    Oh man, tell me about it. The Mexican Mole impy I did was one fifth sludge, and that was only a paltry 12%.
     
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    Did you cold crash?
     
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    Yeah not sure if it's the extra fermentables, the large quantity of oats, the fact that I had to stir the crap out of the grain bed all the way through the sparge cos it was so sticky, or a combination of factors.
    Glad it's not just me then! I reckon a bottle swap could be in order?
    Not yet it's only been 8 days since pitching, but I am ramping the temperature down now.
     
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    Absolutely!
     
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