BrewBlog: Old Rusty
Specifics
General Information
Method: All Grain

This is a clone of Old Rasputin Imperial Stout and the recipe came from "the best of Brew Your Own: Hop Lovers Guide".

 

Comments

I really like the commercial version of this beer and decided to try one after I saw the clone recipe.

Scale Recipe
Enter desired final yield (volume):
 gallons  
Extract
1.00 pounds DME - Dark 4.9% of grist
1.00 pounds Total Extract Weight 4.9% of grist
Reference
Malts and Grains
16.00 pounds 79% of grist
1.00 pounds 4.9% of grist
1.00 pounds 4.9% of grist
0.50 pounds 2.5% of grist
0.50 pounds 2.5% of grist
0.25 pounds 1.2% of grist
19.25 pounds 95.1% of grist
Reference
Hops
Boil
Total Boil Time: 90 minutes
Reference
Yeast
Name: California Ale V
Manufacturer: White Labs
Product ID: WLP051
Type: Ale
Flocculation: High
Attenuation: 72%
Temperature Range: 66–70°F
Amount: 1000 ml
Equipment Profile

8 Gallon/28 Liter Kettle and 10 Gallon/38 Liter Cooler Mash Tun

Batch Size: 5.00 gallons Boil Volume: 6.50 gallons
Evaporation Rate: 11.00% per hour Mash Tun Dead Space: 0.25 gallons
Efficiency: 72% Mash Tun Weight: 9.00 pounds
Hop Utilization: 100% Mash Tun Volume: 10.00 gallons
Loss: 0.50 gallons Mash Tun Specific Heat: 0.30 Cal/gram per °C
Mash Profile

Single Infusion Mash, Medium Bodied Beer, No Mash Out

Grain Temperature: 72°F Tun Temperature: 72°F
Sparge Temperature: 168°F PH: 5.4
Notes:

Mash profile for most well-modified malts.

Steps

# Name Type Time Temp. Description
1 Mash In Infusion 60 min. 154°F

Add 100% of mash water at 166° F / 74° C

Procedure

Batch Sparge:

24 qts water at 170

60 minutes at 154

Vorlauf three times and then drain mash tun

Add 3.5 gals 168 degree water - stir and hold for 10 minutes

Vorlauf three times and then drain mash tun

The recipe offers the following:

"This beer is so well-balanced that North Coast releases it to the public in less than a month."

 

We will see!

 

Fermentation
Primary: 10 days @ 68° F
Tasting Reviews
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38-44 = Excellent 21-29 = Good 00-13 = Problematic
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Aroma: / 12
Appearance: / 3
Flavor: / 20
Mouthfeel: / 5
Overall Impression: / 10
Cumulative Score: 0 / 50 Problematic
Review by
Aroma: / 12
Appearance: / 3
Flavor: / 20
Mouthfeel: / 5
Overall Impression: / 10
Cumulative Score: 0 / 50 Problematic
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