imperial stout modification

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graemet
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imperial stout modification

Post by graemet » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:47 pm

Hey folks
I knocked up a modified version of the coopers imperial stout today. I made it to the recipe a few years back, and it ent across quite well, but tasted a bit too much like super lager, alcohol after taste, not much body.
I made it to 33l in a 60l blue food grade barel
1x coopers stout kit
1x coopers euro lager kit
1x coopers dark ale kit
1x coopers irish stout kit
1kg brewing sugar
1kg spray malt (bag ends, some light, some medium, some dark)
added all 4 kit yeast sachets in

starting gravity of 1070, i'll be leaving it in fermenter for about a month, will update with final gravity, etc.
Fermenting: Russian Imperial Stout experiment, Raspberry turbo cider, Wilko Rose wine, Plum wine

Keg1: Coopers Euro Lager

Keg2: Empty :(

Keg3: Empty :(

Keg4: Empty :(

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Re: imperial stout modification

Post by Secla » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:42 pm

4 kits to get to 10.70 ? What will it end up around 8% ?

graemet
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Re: imperial stout modification

Post by graemet » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:07 pm

Yeah, somewhere around 8-8.5% but i figured it should be a lot more flavourful than the version that used three kits brewed to 20l (but really needed a 30+l fermenter because of the foam) I liked that version, apart from immediately after drinking the aftertaste was like a can of tennents super. not pleasant, but it was very chocolately while drinking...
I'm going to keg some of it, and bottle some of it, I wanted to make the batch bigger so I had plenty in a keg, as well as a fair few bottles.
I got the kits pretty cheap (8 quid a pop) as they were close to BBE date.
Fermenting: Russian Imperial Stout experiment, Raspberry turbo cider, Wilko Rose wine, Plum wine

Keg1: Coopers Euro Lager

Keg2: Empty :(

Keg3: Empty :(

Keg4: Empty :(

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Re: imperial stout modification

Post by Loafman » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:23 pm

How is this brew going? Must be getting toward the end of fermentation by now.. sounds like an interesting experiment. =P~
On the go:
21.5L Coopers Stout + Treacle OG 1054 (Start 6/11/2015)
21L Coopers English Bitter + Hops OG 1047 (Start 6/11/2015)
Past:
20L Coopers APA OG 1050 FG 1014 (Start 26/10/2014, PB'd 30/11/2014 Dry hopped 100g Cascade on 18/11/2014)
20L Coopers Stout OG 1048 FG 1016 (Start 30/11/2014, PB'd 17/12/2014)
20L Coopers Stout OG 1048 (PB'd 17/12/2013)
20L Coopers Lager OG 1047 (Start 03/12/2013, PB'd 04/08/2014!)

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