Chernaya Polnoch RIS

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Mark Schoppe of Austin, TX won a gold medal in Category #13: Stout during the 2012 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Seattle, WA. Schoppe’s Stout was chosen as the best among 630 final round entries in the category.

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Chernaya Polnoch RIS | Russian Imperial Stout

Ingredients

  • For 6 Gallons (22.7 L)
    • 16.6 lb (7.54 kg) Maris Otter pale ale malt
    • 9.5 oz (269 g) Weyermann Caramunich® malt
    • 9.5 oz (269 g) 60° L crystal malt
    • 9.5 oz (269 g) 120° L crystal malt
    • 7.5 oz (213 g) special roast malt
    • 5.5 oz (156 g) chocolate malt
    • 5.5 oz (156 g) black malt
    • 5.5 oz (156 g) roasted barley
    • 1.1 oz (31 g) Summit pellet hops, 18.5% a.a. (75 min)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Kent Golding pellet hops, 5.0% a.a. (45 min)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Kent Golding pellet hops, 5.0% a.a. (30 min)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Kent Golding pellet hops, 5.0% a.a. (15 min)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Kent Golding pellet hops, 5.0% a.a. (5 min)
    • White Labs WLP005 British ale yeast (1L starter)
    • 150 g dextrose to prime

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.091
    • Final Gravity: 1.026
    • ABV: 8.53%
    • IBU: 60
    • SRM: 30

    Directions

    1. Single step infusion mash at 152° F (67° C).
    2. Primary fermentation for 3 weeks at 65° F (18° C) in glass.
    3. Secondary fermentation for 2 weeks at room temperature.