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Home » Recipes » Blackwine Lite
Blackwine Lite
Only Jonny Lieberman would consider a 1.090+ Imperial Stout a "lite" beer. This is the next in his series of "Black Wines" which have ranged as high as 18.5% abv! This coffee infused stout may not hit those heights, but it's a monster still!
Style:    Imperial Coffee Stout
Brewed by:    Jonny Lieberman & Shop Brew Crew
Batch Size:    25.0 Gallons
Boil Time:    100 Minutes
Estimated OG    1.102
Actual OG    1.097
Est. IBU    74.7 IBUs
Efficency    71%
Est. Color    56.3 SRM
Recipe Index | Promash File
Grains, Extracts, Sugars
Malt Name Maltser Amount Percentage
Pale Malt (2 Row) Great Western 36.0 lbs 38.8%
Marris Otter Crisp 36.0 lbs 38.8%
Roasted Barley Hugh Baird 6.5 lbs 7.0%
Flaked Barley 2.5 lbs 2.7%
Flaked Oats 2.5 lbs 2.7%
Chocolate Malt Hugh Baird 2.25 lbs 2.4%
Crystal 90L 2.25 lbs 2.4%
Acidulated Malt Weyermann 0.75 lbs 0.8%
Muscovado Sugar 4.0 lbs 4.3%
Hops
Name Form Alpha Amount Time
Eroica Pellet 12.0% 3.0 oz 90
Chinok Pellet 15.9% 3.0 oz 90
Mt. Hood Pellet 5.4% 1.5 oz 30
Northern Brewer Pellet 6.2% 1.5 oz 30
Eroica Pellet 12.0% 1.5 oz 5
Mt. Hood Pellet 5.4% 1.5 oz 5
Mt. Hood Whole 4.3% 4.0 oz 0
Yeast
Man. Code Name Type Amount (Starter)
White Labs WLP001 California Ale Liquid
Mash Schedule
Step Rest Temp Rest Time Heat Water
Sacchrification 154°F 60 Infusion
Mashout 168°F 15 HERMS
Sparge 170°F 45
Extras
1 Pound (~6 cups) fresh ground Organic French Roast Coffee, added to mash
Notes

For a beer with a 100 minute boil, I think Jonny wins the award for fastest beer from start to finish. The brew session started at 8:30 in the morning and was wrapped up and finished by 2pm! Adding to the fun was the fact that the brew day was held on the same day as the club meeting. Of course, maybe this is what provided Jonny with extra motivation to get his job done!

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