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Brett Begani's Stone Anniversary XI (Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale) 

PDX Brewers club member Brett Begani brewed this Imperial Black IPA during the Time to Brew segment in Episode 10. He called his take on the brew DarkStone. Nice!

All Grain

OG: 1.082

FG: 1.016

Batch Size: 11 gallons

Boil Size: 12.59 gallons / Boil Time: 60 min


  • 29lbs 14 oz Pale Malt (2-Row) US
  • 1 lbs 10.6 oz Carafa II
  • 1 lbs 10.6 oz Caramel / Crystal Matl - 60L


  • 224.46 gm Chinook [13%AA] - 60 min
  • 120.71 gm Simcoe [13%AA] - 0 min
  • 120.71 gm Amarillo Gold [8.5%AA] - 0 min
  • 120.71 gm Simcoe [13%AA] - dry hop
  • 120.71 gm Amarillo Gold - dry hop


  • Brett suggests Wyeast Pacman

 Single infusion

Sparge temp.: 168F


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I used PacMan because I like it's contribution through all temperature ranges.
You can use Wyeast 1056 or Whitelabs 001 as well, try and keep the fermentation at 68.
You can dial back the chinook quite a bit if you don't like a "smash you in the face" bitterness level to the beer. this one calculates out at 120 IBU's. Whirlpool for 10 minutes before cooling if you want to bring out the Amarillo and Simcoe. I dry hopped in keg, and after 7 days the beer started getting grassy notes. Aim for 5 days with a max of 10.

July 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrett Silver Begani

What mass temp would you recommend on this?

July 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJess

...and by mass, I mean mash...

July 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJess

152 is where I mash on just about everything.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrett Silver Begani

Thoughts on how to do this recipe in a 5 gallon extract brew?

September 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTodd Mader

@Todd Sorry I didn't realize another post was in here. If you haven't done it yet, pick up a free trial (or buy it) of http://beersmith.com/ and you have the ability to scale recipes as well as convert them from All-Grain to extract and back again. I made the jump to all grain and used the software to move my recipes over.

March 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrett Silver Begani

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