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Crankcase Stout

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Crankcase Stout

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Beer Style: Russian Imperial Stout (13F)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Russian Imperial Stout


An experiment in extravagance.

Intimidating. Heavy, strong, thick. Not really drinkable after 4 months. Interesting, but not completely enjoyable. Too much of too many good things.


  • 1 pound, crushed crystal malt
  • 1 pound, crushed roasted barley
  • 1-1/2 pounds, crushed black patent malt
  • 9 pounds, Munton & Fison dark dry malt extract
  • 1 can, John Bull dark hopped malt extract
  • 2 inches, brewers licorice
  • 2 ounces, Nugget leaf hops
  • 2 ounces, Galena leaf hops
  • 1 ounce, Cascade hops
  • 2 packs, Doric ale yeast
  • 1 ounce, amylase enzyme

Additional Instructions

Secondary Ferment: 3 weeks +

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Put grains into two gallons water and boil. When pot reaches boil, remove grains. Add dry extract and stir. Add hopped extract and licorice. Add Nugget and Galena hops. Boil 70 minutes. This was a big thick mess and needs a big pot---mine boiled over. Add Cascade for finishing. Cool and pitch yeast and amylase. Put in a big fermenter with a blow tube---my batch blew the cover creating a marvelous mess all over the wall. Eventually rack to secondary and ferment a long time (at least 3 weeks).