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Russian Imperial Stout Recipe

russian imperial stout
russian imperial stout
russian imperial stout


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Target ABV: 13.0%
Target IBUs: 82
Recipe Type:
4/ 5

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Posted May 15, 2013 by


All Grain HomeBrew Russian Imperial Stout Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a strong Imperial Stout, similar to Parabola from Firestone Walker, but without barrel-aging. Full-bodied, rich, with a complex malt profile, and hopped enough to add balance to the large malt bill.



20 lbs Maris Otter

1 lb.  Roasted Barley

1 lb. Munich

1 lb. CaraMunich

8 oz. Carafa

8 oz. Chocolate Malt

8 oz. Crystal 120

8 oz. Crystal 70

12 oz. Flaked Oats


3 oz. Zeus 15%a, 60 minutes

1 oz. Hallertaur 5%a, 30 minutes

1/2 oz. Hallertauer 5%a, 20 minutes

1/2 oz. Hallertauer 5%a, 10 minutes

Yeast:White Labs WLP090 or  White Labs WLP050


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Ferment at 63-68 degrees.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for several months.
Use a big yeast starter for this beer

One User Review


    Looks like a very tasty recipe. Would be tough wait for several months of aging, but probably well worth it.


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