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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 / 5.020 ReviewsAmazing price for a really good stout!The price is the lowest I could find for a 5 gallon kit, I was expecting low quality, but I was very impressed with how great it tasted, I decided to spilt the batch and add some flavors to a secondary. End result was great on both. The only negative I could think of is abv is alittle low for my taste, but you could tweak the recipe to bump it up. I will buy more of these for sure, as they make great low cost beers.June 25, 2016BullyBrewCan't believe there are only two reviews. Anyone that has tried this has to be amazed! Mostly do partial brews and all grain, but this beer will match any beer by any process. Still can't believe!! My wife, my assistant for 10 years of brewing, also agrees.June 26, 2016Great Stout!I was thinking this would be mediocre at best and I was totally surprised by the flavor of this stout. I am a fan of stouts and porters and this stout holds up to one of the top 10 that I have tasted. I had a Oatmeal Stout on tap next to this one and this stout blew it away on all points. Has a great coffee and molasses finish.June 13, 2016Awesome stout for the money!This is a great easy to brew stout with lots of flavor. The beer simply beer kits make a great base with many options.July 19, 2016Excellent StoutMy first brew. I've done wine and ciders on my own and helped others with full grain and extract, but ventured out on my own with this as my first solo beer. Instructions made it simple to follow. 1 week primary, 2 weeks secondary, and 3 weeks in keg for force carbonation. Bottled yesterday. Tastes great, especially for the price. So much so that someone who just switched from extract to all grain was wondering why they did after tasting this. :-) I will be trying more from this brand, probably the cream is nextJuly 24, 2016Great stout for price2 weeks primary, 2 weeks secondary, 2 days in fridge. Really good stout for price. I've brewed similar for twice the price.August 12, 2016Great price!Fantastic deal for the price! 6lbs of Maillard Malt LME alone costs almost $20 anywhere else. Name brand DME & hops included make this an incredible deal. Very satisfied. Won't buy kits anywhere else. Thx, Midwest!August 30, 2016Great Base Stout!!I double brewed this Stout and made 10 Gallon batch. I added PB Powder, Milk Lactose , and cocoa nibs. People drinking this beer has asked me to tell them how? This beer could win contests. Bartender who serves Craft brew said it is better than any stout on tap that he serves. Great response from tasters and even from people who are not a fan of stouts. I have since moved to All Grain brewing but may venture back to this kit for my stout. You can't go wrong with this kit but encourage adding adjuncts to flavor power the beer.October 9, 2016Bourbon Barrel StoutI used this kit to brew a Bourbon Barrel Stout. I brewed it according to the directions. While it was in the primary, I boiled 2.5 oz. of oak chips to sanitize. I put the chips into a pint jar and added about 3/4 of a pint of Beam, enough to cover the chips, and let them soak in the fridge. Transferred to the secondary for two weeks, added the chips and bourbon during the second week. Bottle conditioned. Turned out awesomeOctober 13, 2016Great price and the finished beer was very tasty. This was my second time homebrewing and I found the directions straightforward and easy to understand. I did steep a pound of oats along with the provided grains making a very smooth oatmeal stout. I would encourage beginners like myself to start out with these kits.November 21, 2016
- Customer Q&A
Browse 8 questions Browse 8 questions and 13 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 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.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.BEST ANSWER: Yes, you could easily do this by adding some (1/8 pound) chocolate malt as a steeping grain. You could also add some cocoa nibs to the secondary fermentation.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.What is the final gravity of this?BEST ANSWER: This kit should end up at about 5.2 % ABV when finished. Cheers! - Mike W, Midwest SuppliesWhat is the SRM color rating for this beer?BEST ANSWER: Right around 30 SRM.Approximate ABV? And what kind of yeast is used?BEST ANSWER: This yeast uses Safale US-05. It should ferment to about 5-5.5% ABV. Cheers!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.