My first Russian Imperial Stout

Russian Imperial Stout

Brewing a Russian Imperial Stout or an RIS is a bit of right of passage when it comes to homebrewers. It says to the world, hey, I can brew 19L of a ridiculously strong beer because I’m that kind of geek.

Until recently I’ve been pretty hesitant to brew a RIS. I had read a lot on them and knew that a lot of people suffered issues with stalling and keeping the yeasties happy. Despite my best intentions, most of these fears turned out to be a real thing for me. Read More