High Gravity Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies
SKU: K-CTS-BTO
Batch Size: 5 Gallon
Fermentation Temperature: Ale
Manufacturer: High Gravity
Beer Category: Stout

This beer ingredient kit is inspired by one our favorite beers, North Coast's Old Rasputin. This kit is based on the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia's Catherine the Great.

Recipe kit instructions and ingredients.

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Price: $60.99
Catherine the Second Russian Imperial Stout
Catherine the Second Russian Imperial Stout
SKU: K-CTS-BTO
Weight: 14 lbs 12 ozs
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This beer ingredient kit is inspired by one our favorite beers, North Coast's Old Rasputin. This kit is based on the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia's Catherine the Great.

It is a big beer that is bursting with flavor. An intensely flavored, big, dark ale. Roasty, fruity, and bittersweet, with a noticeable alcohol presence. Dark fruit flavors meld with roasty, burnt, or almost tar-like sensations. Like a black barleywine with every dimension of flavor coming into play.

High Gravity's extract kits use only the highest quality ingredients and are assembled when you order so they contain the freshest possible ingredients. Each kit makes 5 gallons.

Each kit makes 5 gallons.

Click here to view the instructions and ingredients.


Extract kits are recommended for beginning brewers.

Extract kits contain malt extract along with specialty grains and is by far the most common kit type. Extract kits rely on the malt extract to provide the fermentable sugars and the grains are primarily for color and flavor. This is the most common type of beer kit and is recommended for those who are just getting started or those that want to make a great tasting beer without a lot of effort.

BIAB Kits require additional brewing knowledge.

Brew-in-s-Bag eliminates the extract and completely rely on the grains to produce the fermentable sugars needed to make the beer.

BIAB uses one vessel to steep the mash and to boil the wort with the entire volume of liquid added at the start of the mash.

This method also requires that the entire volume be boiled so a 40qt+ pot is needed to boil the wort (pre-fermented beer). It is recommended that you have some experience brewing extract kits before attempting all-grain.

This method also requires that the entire volume be boiled so a 40qt+ pot is needed to boil the wort (pre-fermented beer). It is recommended that you have some experience brewing extract kits before attempting all-grain.

All-grain kits eliminate the extract and completely rely on the grains to produce the fermentable sugars needed to make the beer. Additional equipment is required, such as a mash tun and hot liquor tank. This method also requires that the entire volume be boiled so a 40qt pot is recommended to boil the wort (pre-fermented beer).

All-grain brewing is the most advanced method for brewing beer and is recommended for those that have had some experience brewing extract kits.


We recommend liquid yeast for our High Gravity kits but if you would prefer dry yeast, you can select it instead. Liquid yeasts provide a wider range of flavor profiles but are very susceptible to temperature variations. This can cause problems when shipping during very hot weather. Dry yeast, however, will not be damaged in transport because of weather conditions.
You may also want to choose your own yeast. If so, you can select the "No Yeast" Option.

Ice Pack:
When shipping liquid yeast, an ice pack is highly recommended, especially during hot weather to help ensure the viability of the liquid yeast. There is an additional cost of $1.00. High Gravity will not guarantee the viability of liquid yeast shipped without a cold pack.

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"Just amazing"

on 5/17/2012 4:34:56 PM

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Review Comments: Mouth feel, complicated flavors. As each bottle gets a little older the flavors Meld and evolve. Sadly, There shall be no bottles undrank to age to fullness.

"Best Stout"

on 3/30/2012 2:05:26 PM

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Review Comments: I tried Old Rasputin before buying the kit and fell in love. The kit turned out with no comparison. It was awsome. I racked it in my keg and everyone loved it. If you like stouts, this is it.

"Awesome!"

on 1/24/2012 8:37:27 PM

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Review Comments: Great beer, only 6 days in the keg and I took 3rd place in my local brew club (BURP) competition for Imperial Stouts!