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Source: Mark Stevens
Recipe added: 01/16/97

This is an extract adaptation of an all-grain recipe developed by John Harrison of the London's Durden Park Beer Circle. Details about the style and the recipe are available in an article about Russian imperial stout that I wrote for Michael Jacksons Beer Hunter web site.


Recipe type: Extract
Batch Size: 5 gallons
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Fill a large kettle with 8 quarts of water and bring to boil. Add hops and boil for 1 hour. Turn off the heat and let the temperature drop for about 10-15 minutes, then add the carapils and roasted barley. Allow to steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain out the grains and bring the liquid to a boil. Add the extracts. Boil for 60 minutes. Put 3-1/2 gallons of cold water into a fermenting bucket. Strain the hot liquid to remove hops as you pour it into the fermenter. Top off to 5 gallons. Splash the liquid around in the bucket as much as possible. Add the yeast. Ferment at room temperature. Expect a very vigorous fermentation. After a week, transfer to a second fermenter (such as a glass carboy) if desired. Allow to continue fermenting another week or two. Prime with 1/2 to 3/4 cup corn sugar and bottle as usual. You can drink it within a couple months if you wish, but it will improve with age and I suggest cellaring it for a yea
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