For all those who are regulars to this site (all three of you), you may remember my last attempt at making an imperial stout. I revisited the recipe and tweaked it to be a bit less crazy with the flaked barley. The result? A starting gravity of 1.074! This was better than the last time I attempted this and got a starting gravity of 1.060. Still a bit lower than what I had hoped for. I think if I wanna do this right, I’ll need to invest in a bigger kettle and spend more time boiling. Before we get into too much detail, here is the recipe:
13 lbs of Pale Ale Malt 2 lbs of Flaked Barley 1 lb of Roasted Barley 3 oz of Special B 1 oz of Yakima Golding Pellets 1 oz of Cascade Pellets 1 packet of Wyeast Scottish Ale 1728
I essentially collected 8 gallons of wort and boiled down to 5. After an hour of boiling, I added the hops and boiled for another hour. I may go nuts next time and try for 20 lbs of Pale Ale malt and than get two batches running (one imperial, one partigyle pale).