Chuck Macaluso - Crazy Ivan Russian Imperial Stout

Big complex kitchen sink Russian Imperial Stout flavored with licorice, galaxy hops and cacao as discussed on Episode 31 of the show!

Beer Style: 

Russian Imperial Stout

Batch Size: 

5.50 gallons

Boil Time: 

90 minutes

Original Gravity: 

1.095

IBUs: 

60.00

SRM: 

42.00

Malt/Grain/Sugar/Extract: 

17 lbs Crisp Maris Otter

1 lbs Briess Caramel 120L

0.5 lbs Brown Malt (65 SRM)

0.5 lbs Chocolate Malt (350 SRM)

0.5 lbs Pale Chocolate Malt (200 SRM)

6.5 oz Briess Roasted Barley

4.0 oz Special B Malt (180 SRM)

 

Mashing Instructions: 

Single Infusion - 154F for 45 minutes

Fly Sparge at 168F 

Hops: 

1.5 oz Galaxy 14.5%AA for 60 minutes

Extra Ingredients: 

5.2 pH Stablizer added to Mash

2 Whirlfloc Tablets - added at 15 minutes remaining

1 Brewers Licorice Stick - added at 15 minutes remaining

1 tsp Yeast Nutrient at flameout

2 oz Cacao Nibs in secondary for 2 weeks

Yeast: 

White Labs WLP001 California Ale