Imperial Question ¶
By: _Marco on Dec. 20, 2013, 9:01 a.m.
So I’m thinking how I’ll brew my Russian Imperial Stout this weekend. Part of the ingredient list will include extract, which is expensive. I hate, that when I brew there is valuable wort left behind because it has trub and cold-break. I had an idea to brew my all grain recipe in my typically fashion, and boil the extract in a separate container without hops (so I can use 100% of the extract); both boiled for the same length of time. After chilling both separately I would add them to the fermentor. Does any brewer see any problem with this approach? Will I be missing out on any extraction of hop oils? Similar would there be any problem with the hop taste in the final product. I myself don’t foresee any problem just extra work.