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Beer. Simply Beer - Stout

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Beer. Simply Beer - Stout

SKU: BK10430

Designed for the purist…Beer. Simply Beer. It has everything you need to brew great beer and nothing you don’t. We’ve stripped away all the extras to reveal the very heart of a perfect Stout.

The result? The most streamlined, straight-forward brewing experience ever. And a beer somewhere between a classic Irish stout and its American counterpart. Traditional roasted barley gives this beer its distinctive color and roasted flavors, while classic American hops provide the perfect balance of bitterness and hop flavor.

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Designed for the purist…Beer. Simply Beer. It has everything you need to brew great beer and nothing you don’t. We’ve stripped away all the extras to reveal the very heart of a perfect Stout. The result? The most streamlined, straight-forward brewing experience ever. And a beer somewhere between a classic Irish stout and its American counterpart. Traditional roasted barley gives this beer its distinctive color and roasted flavors, while classic American hops provide the perfect balance of bitterness and hop flavor.

Simple perfection. That is what Simply Beer is all about – recipes, ingredients and instructions designed to keep brew day simple, and deliver beer that’s perfect for everyday drinking and sharing.

Life is complicated. Beer. Simply Beer isn’t. Cheers!

5-Gallon Extract Recipe Kit Includes
  • Malt Extract
  • Dry Yeast
  • Hops
  • Specialty Grains
  • Priming Sugar
  • Brewing Instructions
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Additional Information

Origin of Style USA
Color Dark
Gravity Level Medium
Hop Rating (1-5) 1

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This was my first brew. The kit was great! I spiced it up a bit with some brown sugar and honey. Adding oak blocks soaked in whiskey to the secondary.
September 29, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Tweaked it a bit and made it an Imperial and add Malibu Run for a Coconut Stout!Can't beat the price...
August 31, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Great stout beer
Just about the best stout beer I’ve ever Drake. Although the Irish stout is just a little bit better but more expensive.
June 7, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
I surely recommend this. Ill be doing another and adding some chocolate/cocoa. The only down side to this stout is that I can't stop drinking it. = )
May 16, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Stout
Very easy brew. Taste awesome..easy instructions. Find within a month. Ready to drink.
May 14, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Not a bad stout for the money.
Great stout for the money. I’ll eventually get around to making it again (I like to have a healthy variety to choose from). It’s smooth and easy to drink. I’ve given a few away to friends and they all had good things to say about it.
April 25, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Second time around
If you like stout, it's pretty good, actually, for a 5 gallon batch, it's great for the price. I added cocau nibs, but think I either didn't use enough, didn't let it age long enough, or the hops drowned out the flavor of the chocolate/malt
April 22, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
BSB Kits are awesome
My 15th batch I've brewed, but my first stout. Easy to brews, great aroma.
April 13, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Being an IPA lover, this plain stout is very drinkable. Plenty of flavor without heavyness. Easy to brew. Easy to drink.
March 27, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Nice, real nice
Pretty easy to brew, it would be great by itself but I split it in half making a coffee and a chocolate stout. I hope Midwest get a bigger selection of simply beer
I added a little lactose to give it sweetness not to much though and cocoa to top it off
I added a little lactose to give it sweetness not to much though and cocoa to top it off
March 24, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
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Can I make a 6 gal. batch with this just by adding more water?
A L on Sep 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You could but you are going to lower the overall OG by about 9 pts due to the dilution. This will affect the final ABV from 5% to roughly 4%. If you want to keep the brew as intended, either stay at 5 gal or add an additional 1.5lbs of the same DME the kit comes with. And make sure you pitch enough yeast or extend the primary fermentation time or you are going to end up with an overly sweet watered down beer...best of luck!
I followed directions and my beer is super carbonated. Why?
Jeremy S on Mar 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you followed the directions to the letter, I'd be willing to bet you used too much Priming Sugar. According to the Calculator I use, you should have used ~3 OZ for a Stout.
Just do a quick google search for a Priming Sugar Calculator.
This is a great beer as is, but how have you "customized" it, and what were the results (good and/or bad)?
THOMAS W on Mar 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello, yes I have added a couple of things to the recipe. A friend of mine gave me some real cacoa from Guatemala.. I have also added some Cacoa nib bits. Basically.. I added both to the 60 Minute boil. I would recommend just high quality chocolate and cacoa nibs. You can get that on amazon or a health food store.
That stout comes out great. I put it on nitrogen which gives it a nice stout feel to it. Highly recommended
What is the final gravity of this?
C A on Jun 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The first glass or so doesn't seem to have much gravity, but after awhile (a few more glasses) the gravity increases and eventually it will bring you down. HA!

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If I wanted to use this as a base for a chocolate stout, any recommendations? Include time/quantity for addition. I force carbonate in keg, so I have primary, secondary and carbonate in tertiary.
David B on Sep 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would say adding the appropriate amount of lactose during boil and then adding cocoa nibs during secondary might get it
What is the use-by date on the package? How long will it last in storage before I brew it? Thanks!
Nicholas H on Mar 2, 2017
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BEST ANSWER: I typically buy these kits 3 or 4 at a time and when I get the package, first thing I do is put the yeast packs in the fridge and the hops in the freezer. Both the yeast and the hops are said to be good for up to two years if unopened. I keep the boxes in the basement on the concrete floor, it is my understanding that as long as you keep the extract in a temp controlled area (60-70F) they should be fine for up to a year, some web sites even say 2 years. Happy Hopping!
I brewed this as per instructions and though its not a bad beer, its definitely over carbonated. Over carbonated like an inch of beer and 6' head Where did I go wrong?
A shopper on Mar 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Fermentation not complete before bottling, the floating part of the fermentation lock still at the top of the lock. It should lower when it's no longer held up by the fermenting pressure. Be sure the fermenting vessel is sealed air tight.

Pour the boiled priming sugar solution in to the bottling vessel before siphoning the beer into it. This will insure an even mixture when bottled..

I have noticed if the beer is not refrigerated before pouring, I get more foaming.
You can control the head by chilling the glass and wetting the inside before pouring slowly down the side holding the glass at a 45 degree angle.

Hope this is helpful.
What would the All-Grain version of this beer look like?
A shopper on May 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The all grain version of this beer would be very similar to the build for our All Grain Irish Stout recipe.

Ingredients: 9 lbs. Domestic 2-Row barley, 8 oz. Chocolate Malt, 8 oz. Caramel 10°L, 8 oz. Roasted Barley, 4 oz. Flaked Barley, Nugget and Willamette hops, priming sugar, and yeast.
I'm wondering how much oatmeal to add to make this a good Oatmeal Stout? I'm figuring 1 lb of your Flaked Oats would be enough? Thanks.
Anthony B on Dec 7, 2016
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Flaked & Adjunct Bulk Grains
BEST ANSWER: Our "Oatmeal Stout" kit uses 1/2 lb, so you might use that as a guideline. I'd suggest up to a pound in a five gallon batch. -Mike W, Midwest Supplies
I plan to add 1 lb. of dme to increase the OG and abv but wonder should I also add to the hop schedule to keep it balanced?
A shopper on Nov 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I agree with the first answer, the OG is pretty good as it is and I wouldn't increase it much to begin with, but 1lb of dark dme should be fine without addition hops.
Is this closer to an English stout or dark stout? I guess I'm asking cause I'm wondering if it's sweeter or not
A shopper on Aug 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Its a bit dry. Not a great Stout, but a decent basic dry stout.
If I wanted to increase the abv to about 6-6.5% what you suggest?
John R on Jul 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You would just need to add some more fermentable sugars to get the OG from about 1.053 to about 1.063 or so. Adding about 1 lb. of table sugar or DME to the boil would do the trick.
Are your products GMO free?
M B on May 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All organisms involved are modified through farming, not genetic manipulation. None of our products carry a guarantee or license as being non-GMO though.
I wanted to add some organic tart cherry juice to my stout..how much should I add to give a good cherry flavor and also increase the abv???
A shopper on Dec 2, 2017

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