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5-Gallon Extract Recipe Kit Includes
- Malt Extract
- Dry Yeast
- Specialty Grains
- Priming Sugar
- Brewing Instructions
- Details & Instructions
Origin of Style USA Color Dark Gravity Level Medium Hop Rating (1-5) 1
4.8 / 5.079 ReviewsGreat!Brew sunday afternoon, cold crash on thursday eve, keg and stone carb on friday morn, drink saturday afternoon. OG = 50, FG = 18. All perfect for me. Cheers!April 15, 2019Purchased
2 months agoSimply a good stoutGreat beer for the price, I will order it as a base for some stout variations.April 15, 2019Purchased
2 months agoA Good Stout with Neverending PotentialSo I have bought 3 of these kits now and each one I have done differently.
The first one I did was just as directed by the box no additions, simply put, its simple. It has a good stout flavor and tasted great on the cold winter days this year.
The second kit I did I got a little more bold with malts and added some dark DME to it to boost the malty flavor and make it a bit heavier. Adding an extra pound of the DME didn't change the base flavor too much but did make it heavier like I wanted.
The third kit I went did a lot of extras to it over a timeline and I have to admit it has been the best stout I have ever brewed. I did the extra pound of dark DME and went two weeks of primary, while it was in primary I took 3 ounces (weighted) and soaked them in bourbon (just covering the top of the chips). After racking into secondary I waited for the airlock to settle and added the whole jar chips and all into the fermenter and let it rest for another week. Bottled and conditioned for a month before sampling. It turned out to be the best Bourbon Barrel Stout I have ever tasted.
Overall I am extremely pleased with this kit, whether brewed by the instructions or used to experiment recipes I have not had any disappointment with it.March 9, 2019Purchased
4 months agoSimple Beer Stout is on the Re-Order ListSimple Beer Stout has a great flavor and is on my re-order list as one of the staples in the keg cooler.March 2, 2019Purchased
3 months agoThis was a very awesome tasting beer, I was very very happy with the resultsFebruary 9, 2019Purchased
8 months agovery good company to work withvery good kits good directions you made my first beer making experience very easy and it turned out great, already ordered 2 more and received them 6 days into another brew thanksFebruary 6, 2019Purchased
4 months agoAdded star Anise to this already great Stout kitI have made stout using whole grain and extract and this extract kit makes a wonderful dry stout. I added an oz. of star anise into the secondary on the last bath and got a hint of licorice flavor that was loved by all. Give it a shot. I have also tried cherry extract and got similar results. Can't go wrong with this stout on a budget.February 2, 2019Purchased
4 months agoGreat American StoutA little more hops bite than some stouts I've had, gives it a great flavor. I steeped a pound of flaked quick oats with the specialty grains and added 2 cups of light brown sugar to the boil OG 1.060. Split the batch and made half straight oatmeal and half with .5oz lactose. 1 cup of light brown sugar to prime instead of the supplied corn sugar. Would make this again for sure it's disappearing Fast!!January 30, 2019Purchased
6 months agoI added honey and chocolate and it turned out great!January 26, 2019Purchased
1 year ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 14 questions Browse 14 questions and 71 answersCan I make a 6 gal. batch with this just by adding more water?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?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)?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 recommendedWhat is the final gravity of this?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!
wIf 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.BEST ANSWER: I would say adding the appropriate amount of lactose during boil and then adding cocoa nibs during secondary might get itWhat is the use-by date on the package? How long will it last in storage before I brew it? Thanks!Beer. Simply Beer - StoutBEST 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?BEST ANSWER: You probably added the full 5oz of priming sugar. Stouts only need 3-3.5oz for 5 gallons. I made this same mistake on 3 batches of different styles. There are priming sugar calculators online that can get you to that perfect fizz for all styles of brew.What would the All-Grain version of this beer look like?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.Beer. Simply Beer - StoutBEST 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 SuppliesI 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?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 notBEST 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?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?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???