Mona Lisa (2020) Beer Recipe | All Grain Russian Imperial Stout | Brewer's Friend
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Mona Lisa (2020)

379 calories 44.4 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.096 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.112 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 89% (brew house)
Source: Stone / BYO / Custom
Calories: 379 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 44.4 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Wednesday March 25th 2020
1.112
1.036
10.0%
47.6
40.0
5.4
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
11 lb US - Pale 2-Row11 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 59.5%
2 lb Crisp Malting - Amber2 lb Amber 33.1 27.5 10.8%
1.25 lb American - Roasted Barley1.25 lb Roasted Barley 33 300 6.8%
1.25 lb American - Black Malt1.25 lb Black Malt 28 500 6.8%
3 lb Dry Malt Extract - Light3 lb Dry Malt Extract - Light 42 4 16.2%
18.50 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1.30 oz Warrior1.3 oz Warrior Hops Pellet 16 Boil 60 min 47.6 100%
1.30 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
Batch Sparge -- 150 °F 60 min
Batch Sparge -- 150 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
 
Yeast
Omega Yeast Labs - HotHead Ale OYL-057
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (custom):
66%
Flocculation:
Medium High
Optimum Temp:
62 - 98 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 192 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
CO2 Level: 2.75 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

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5/25/2020
FG 1.036 (cold sample)
appears the starter wasnt necessary and didnt do anything anyway. Hit an official 10%
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5/11/2020
SG 1.036 - made a 2x starter from a new hothead pack and tossed half of it into the batch.
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5/2/2020
SG 1.041
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4/27/2020
SG 1.045 fermented like crazy the first couple days just off the kveik pack no starter.
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4/16/2020
brew day. Idk what just happened I hit 1.112 and high volume really, couldnt tell exact because of the foam but maybe it was only 5. I guess eff prob goes up if u add a lot of DME. This could be disaster or awesome
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4/15/2020
just changing the batch size from 6.5 down to 5.5 and taking the 2row down from 15lb to 12lb to still arrive at 10%. considering using kviek yeast for this....

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3/24/2020
revamping this for another attempt. shamefully adding dme and predicting over 70 eff to land at 10%. other than that no real changes. worried it might be too bitter hoppy? would like to NOT split the batch and just do 2 vanilla beans. bourbon oak would be nice but i feel that the failure of the last batch was from trying to do too much at once.
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9/30/19
brewed this on the road, came out with more than 6 gallons at 1.080 which was a mistake shouldve boiled longer. also used some old hops which may be putting off strange flavors.

9/23/19
base recipe is Stone RIS clone found in byo magazine. recipe is scant, and doesnt really add up : https://byo.com/recipe/stone-imperial-russian-stout-clone/ . posted recipe is for 65% efficiency so actually less efficient than my system but i added a pound more base malt anyway to try to get over 10%abv. yeast is a little unclear wlp002 listed 65-70% attenuation so we will have to be perfect and hit 70% to get over 10%abv. but then this amounts to 1030 FG, recipe is listed at 1020. could use wlp007 english dry ale if hittin FG was a concern but i think extra sweetness in this beer is going to be ok.

==========MISC NOTES=============
mona lisa stout

ORANGE
austin homebrew
http://austinhomebrew.com/assets/images/RCPPDF/09611.pdf
1/4oz bitter
1/2oz sweet

https://brewgr.com/recipe/59297/chocolate-orange-stout-oatmeal-stout-recipe
fresh orange peel and juice
(essentially a whole orange)

mrbeer
https://www.mrbeer.com/barleys-brew-chocolate-orange-stout
4oz bakers unsweetened chocolate
2 medium oranges
take off the skins but not too much pith
they soak skins in 1/2 cup vodka, adding allof it
maybe use a thin glass so the vodka covers more

final thoughts
use the brewers peel sweet and bitter, soak in vodka with vanilla bean
use thin glass
add the whole thing
optional : plus the orange juice


CHERRY
austin homebrew
http://austinhomebrew.com/assets/images/RCPPDF/02071.pdf
cherry flavoring

AHA
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/choc-full-o-cherry-porter/
frozen sour cherries

HBT
https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/threads/chocolate-cherry-stout.326884/
cherry juice concentrate
might be better in reducing sugar and other flavors....

final stand
a) i guess prob just use frozen cherries. not sour! sweet/dark any other kind than sour
b) cherry juice concentrate? how sour?
Dark cherries. Aha recipe calls for 5 to 10 lb per 10 gal batch. I think I will go with 5. For split batch 3.333


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