Award Winning Recipe


Ivan Drago Russian Imperial Stout

1.)Steep 1 lb 60L crystal malt, ½ lb roasted barley, & 1 lb black patent malt at 150-170 degrees F for 20 minutes in 4 gallons of water.

2.)Remove grain bags and bring water to a boil.  Remove stockpot from heat and add 9.9 lbs plain dark liquid malt extract and 3.0 lbs plain dark dry malt extract.

3.)Stir while adding extract and then bring back to a boil.  Once boiling, add 1 oz Columbus hops (12.2%) and start 80 min boil.

4.)With 57 minutes left in boil add 5 oz priming sugar.

5.)With 34 minutes left in boil add 1 oz cluster hops (7.9%).

6.)At the end of 80 min, shut off heat and cool wort to below 80 degrees F and pitch White Labs WLP001 California Ale Yeast.

7.)Ferment at 68-73 degrees F for 1-2 weeks.

8.)When fermentation has noticeably died down, rack to secondary fermenter and add 1 oz French oak chips soaked in bourbon for 24 hours, 1 oz sanitized French oak chips, and 1 cup of grade B organic maple syrup (boil in 1 cup water for 5 min).

9.)Keep in secondary for 4 weeks.  During final week, add two packs of hydrated ale yeast and ½ lb of coffee cold pressed in 2 cups of water.

10.) Bottle with 1 ¼ cup dark DME.

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