Codename : Ukrainian Imperial Stouthorpe (2024)

This is my third batch of this stout. In addition to the fact I really like the recipe, it is also my wish to keep it in forefront of people’s minds that the occupation of sovereign Ukrainian land is still happening.  The timing of this batch roughly coincides with the second anniversary of the illegal occupation of Ukraine.

Recipe inspiration 


  • 2 lb 15 oz 2-row malt (1.9L)
  • 3.5 oz Roasted Barley (400L)
  • 2.5 oz Caraaroma malt (132L)
  • 2.5 oz Flaked oats
  • 0.5 oz Carafa Special III (525L)
  • 0.5 oz Peated malt (1.7L)
  • 1/4 Campden tablet (optional)
  • Conditioning salts (optional)
  • 0.20 oz Cascade hops at 60 minutes
  • 3 oz table sugar at 45 minutes
  • 0.30 oz Cascade hops at 45 minutes
  • 0.30 oz Bramling Cross hops at 15 minutes
  • 0.6 tsp Irish Moss (optional) at 15 minutes
  • 1/2  tsp yeast nutrient (diammonium phosphate) at 15 minutes
  • 7 ml New World Strong Ale yeast

Vital Stats

BJCP Style : Imperial Stout
Anticipated IBU : 67
Anticipated ABV : 10.1%
Anticipated SRM : 37
Target OG : 1.096
Pre-boil SG : 1.055
Target FG : 1,019
Carbonation : 2.2
Water profile : Imperial stout
Brewhouse (in)efficiency : 70%

Brew Day 

  • Prepare 8.5L strike water, 152F. 
  • My stockpot would have overflowed with these proportions, so I did Dunk’n’Sparge between two pots.
  • Add the milled grains to the bag. 
  • Place the bag in the hot water, set the timer for 90 minutes, and maintain the temperature at 152F. It is acceptable if the temperature varies by a couple of degrees in either direction.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Calibrate the sonic screwdriver.
  • If using the dunk’n’sparge, combine the two pots.
  • Bring up to a boil, 212F, set the timer for 60 minutes. Add hops, sugar, yeast nutrients and Irish Moss as prescribed above.
  • Sanitise everything required for fermentation.
  • Cool to room temp, an ice-bath or a snowbank work effectively.
  • Prepare yeast mixture.
  • Add wort to the jug. Pitch yeast.
  • Store in a cool place for primary fermentation for 14-21 days.

Bottling Day

Brew Notes

  • Splitting the bags between the two pots, the big pot had a gravity of approximately 1.059, the little pot had a gravity of approximately 1.045, when merged, 1.055. I like it when it works out that way.
  • I adjusted the hop schedule on this one, based on stock on hand.
  • The approximate cost in consumables for this batch is $19.98

Help the people of Ukraine

The last 10 years in Ukraine have been tumultuous, tensions were further escalated late in February of 2022. Between the pandemic and the fallout of the invasion of Ukraine, we have all been living in tough economic times. If it is within you means, please consider making a donation to help the Ukrainian government, and the people. Below is just a small list of ways to make a difference

I have not been asked to solicit these donations, nor do I benefit in any way, it is just a small bit I have personally done to aid the Ukrainian plight.

Brew day : 23-Feb-2024