15% Imperial Stout v Safale 05

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15% Imperial Stout v Safale 05

Post by bobbytinner » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:13 pm

Back on the boiler after 9 months. Went to Krakow 2 weeks ago and tasted the most stunning brew ever on draught. It was a 13% Stout with vanilla beans, cocoa nibs and chilli (a hint).
I was looking for a similar AG brew to start the year and lock away. I saw this on Brewtoad..A 15% Stout fuelled with safale 05?? Surely not!
Can SA05 get anywhere near this?
Does anyone have anything close to the brew I fell in love with in Poland?
Thanks BY
https://www.brewtoad.com/recipes?page=1 ... bs+vanilla

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Re: 15% Imperial Stout v Safale 05

Post by Paddington » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:41 pm

James Morton has a very good 13% stout in his book. He recommends Safale 05. I used two sachets in a 10l brew and it was fine. It was one of my first AG brews so I didn’t use a yeast calculator, not sure what it would come in at.

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Re: 15% Imperial Stout v Safale 05

Post by bobbytinner » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:12 pm

Thanks
This is a 23 litre brew so past experience still leads me towards a specialty yeast, on economical grounds.
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Re: 15% Imperial Stout v Safale 05

Post by Rookie » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:17 am

I've read several posts claiming 15% and higher with the liquid version.
I'm just here for the beer.

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Re: 15% Imperial Stout v Safale 05

Post by nigelnorris » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:39 am

The Fermentis "Beer Yeast for Craft Brewing" document list all their yeasts in tables to describe their various properties, and in the alcohol tolerance table US-05 is shown at the top of the table in the same box as T-58 and S-33. Doesn't put any numbers on it though.

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Re: 15% Imperial Stout v Safale 05

Post by orlando » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:59 pm

Use 2 packs of yeast properly rehydrated. Aerate the wort, usually not necessary but with such a high gravity it will help. Don't mash too high and ferment at 20-22c. Be prepared to rouse the yeast every 24 hours for first 3 days and consider it again if you feel it is not going to get there. Make sure you have enough diastatic malts in the grain bill to help with the conversion and mash for a minimum of 90 minutes.
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Re: 15% Imperial Stout v Safale 05

Post by swiggingpig » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:31 pm

This document from Fermentis gives the expected alcohol tolerance for their yeast strains which suggests that US-05 in not expected to reach 9.5% ABV.

https://fermentis.com/wp-content/upload ... che-bd.pdf

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Re: 15% Imperial Stout v Safale 05

Post by Rookie » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:33 am

swiggingpig wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:31 pm
This document from Fermentis gives the expected alcohol tolerance for their yeast strains which suggests that US-05 in not expected to reach 9.5% ABV.

I've gone over 10 with it, no problem.
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Re: 15% Imperial Stout v Safale 05

Post by Jocky » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:22 am

Personally for a stout that strong I'd brew a small beer with US-05 first and use most of the yeast from it for the big beer.
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Re: 15% Imperial Stout v Safale 05

Post by Paddington » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:18 pm

Bobbytinner, did you ever brew this and if so, what yeast did you use?

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