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Yeltsin's Best Imperial Stout

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Yeltsin's Best Imperial Stout

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

Russian Imperial Stout


Although I would hesistate to compare it to Moss Bay Stout. In fact, I would hesistate to classify Moss Bay as an Imperial Stout, but that's neither here nor there.

Misc notes: I used hops that I had on hand at the time; I would recommend replacing the Tettnanger with Fuggles, perhaps, and also maybe the cascade with Kent Goldings. These swaps would make it a bit more true to style. Also, don't be surprised if your gravity is higher than that listed; my extraction rates are somewhat below average.


  • 15 lbs. English Pale 2-Row malted barley
  • 2 lbs. English Crystal Malt
  • 1 lb. Roasted Barley
  • 1/2 lb. Black Patent Malt
  • 1/2 lb. Chocolate Malt
  • 4 oz. Cascade hops (6.5 AAU) (bittering/full boil)
  • 2 oz Tettnanger hops (3.4 AAU) (flavor/20 minute)
  • 2 oz Tettnanger hops (3.4 AAU) (aroma/1 minute)
  • 1 tsp. Irish Moss (@30 minute mark)
  • Wyeast London Ale (#1028) liquid yeast, pitch with at least

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.086
Final Gravity: 1.024
Alcohol by Vol: 8.12%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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