BrewBlog: RUZA Russian Imperial Stout
Specifics
General Information
Method: All Grain
Scale Recipe
Enter desired final yield (volume):
 gallons  
Extract
6.00 pounds DME - Light 19.7% of grist
6.00 pounds Total Extract Weight 19.7% of grist
Reference
Malts and Grains
16.00 pounds 52.5% of grist
2.00 pounds 6.6% of grist
1.00 pounds 3.3% of grist
1.00 pounds 3.3% of grist
0.50 pounds 1.6% of grist
1.00 pounds 3.3% of grist
1.00 pounds 3.3% of grist
1.00 pounds 3.3% of grist
1.00 pounds 3.3% of grist
24.50 pounds 80.3% of grist
Adjuncts
1.00 pounds Flaked Oats  
Non-Fermentables
2 tbsp 5.2 Stabilizer @ mash minutes  
Reference
Hops
Boil
Total Boil Time: 70 minutes
Reference
Yeast
Name: Safale English Ale
Manufacturer: Fermentis
Product ID: S-04
Type: Ale
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 73%
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium
Temperature Range: 64–70°F
Amount: 24 gr
Mash Profile

Single Infusion Mash, Full Bodied Beer

Grain Temperature: 72°F Tun Temperature: 72°F
Sparge Temperature: 168°F PH: 5.4
PPG: 20.8 Efficiency: 63.8%
Notes:

Mash profile for most well-modified malts.

Steps

# Name Type Time Temp. Description
1 Mash In Infusion 45 min. 158°F

Add 70% of mash water at 171° F / 77° C

2 Mash Out Infusion 10 min. 168°F

Add 30% of mash water at 197° F / 92° C

Procedure

 

 

Special Procedures
Water Amounts Calculator
Target Final Boil Volume: 7 gallons  
Evaporation Rate: 1.5 gallons per hour  
Boil Time: 60 minutes  
Runoff Volume Needed: 8.75 gallons 7 gallons (final boil volume) ÷ 0.96 (cooling) + 1.5 gallons (boil evaporation)
Grain Amount: 24 pounds  
Grain Absorbtion: 4.8 gallons  
Total Water Needed: 13.55 gallons 8.75 gallons (runoff) + 4.8 gallons (grain absorbtion) + 0 gallons (equip. loss)
Mash Water Needed: 7.98 gallons based on 1.33 quarts per pound of grain
Sparge Water Needed: 6 gallons 12.55 gallons (total water) – 7.98 gallons (mash water)

Calculations derived from Ray Daniels' book Designing Great Beers.

 


 

Strike Water Temperature Calculator
Grain Weight: 24 pounds
Grain Temperature: 56° F
Strike Water Amount: 7 gallons
Target Mash Temperature: 158° F
Equipment Loss: 15° F
Strike Water Temperature: 190.5° F (175.5° F less 15° F equipment loss adjustment)

Calculations derived from the Brewing Techniques Troubleshooter, Vol. 4, No. 4 available here.

 

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