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Home » Recipes » Forever Brewing's Very Big Stout
Forever Brewing's Very Big Stout
Phew, we finally broke our Imperial IPA trend, but just to keep it smooth, the club voted for this Imperial Stout by the Forever Brewing Co boys (Bruce Brode, Les Jones and Brian Vessa). A big hit at their annual Equijest this big rich malty stout took the honors at the meeting.
Style:    Imperial Stout
Brewed by:    Bruce Brode, Les Jones, Brian Vessa
Batch Size:    13.5 Gallons
Boil Time:    150 Minutes
Estimated OG    1.117
Actual OG    1.106
Actual FG    1.038
ABV    8.75%
Est. IBU    100 IBUs
Efficency    64%
Est. Color    64.0 SRM
Recipe Index | Promash File
Grains, Extracts, Sugars
Malt Name Maltser Amount Percentage
Marris Otter Malt Crisp 49.5 lbs 71.7%
Crystal 8L Dingemans 3.3 lbs 4.8%
Special B Malt Dingemans 3.3 lbs 4.8%
Chocolate Malt Hugh Bairds 2.6 lbs 3.8%
Honey Malt Gambrinus 2.0 lbs 2.9%
Crystal 90L 2.0 lbs 2.9%
Crystal 120L 1.3 lbs 1.9%
Roasted Barley Hugh Bairds 1.3 lbs 1.9%
Black Patent Hugh Bairds 0.63 lbs 0.9%
Billington's Dark Brown Sugar 2.0 lbs 2.9%
Billington's Light Brown Sugar 1.0 lbs 1.4%
Name Form Alpha Amount Time
Bullion Pellet 7.0% 5.0 oz 60
Eroica Pellet 12.0% 2.9 oz 60
Nugget Pellet 13.0% 2.6 oz 60
Eroica Pellet 12.0% 1.5 oz 0
Man. Code Name Type Amount (Starter)
White Labs WLP002 English Ale Liquid
Wyeast 1318 London Ale III Liquid
Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale Liquid

Each strain of yeast was pitched into separate portions of the wort yielding different results for each. The club-meeting winning fraction was fermented using WLP002.


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