If you like Guinness, then you will like this one. Roasted and Flaked Barley, Crystal Malt, Malt Extract, Irish Ale Yeast and the Freshest Hops help the beginner create a reasonable clone of this classic Irish Stout. The foam created with this kit is tightly beaded and light tan in color when you package it in bottles.
- 12 oz Roasted Barley
- 4 oz 60L Crystal Malt
- 1 oz Flaked Barley
- 8.5 HBUs Target (Bittering)
- 1/2 oz East Kent Goldings (Flavor)
Put the specialty grains into the muslin bag and steep in 150 degree water for 20 minutes. Pull the bag out, allowing it to drain freely into the brew kettle. There is no need to "squeeze" the bag. Squeezing the bag will only release tannins that will harm your beer.
Add 170 degree water to the brew kettle to bring the total volume to 2.5 gallons. As you add this water, run it over your bag of grains to sparge ("rinse") the rest of the grain water out of the bag.
Bring kettle to a boil, then remove it from the burner. Stir in the Dry Malt Extract (DME), and put Target (Bittering) hops in a muslin bag (tied closed) and add into the kettle.
Return to heat and boil for 45 minutes, then add in 1/2 oz East Kent Goldings for flavor hop to the muslin bag.
Continue boiling for 15 minutes.
Cool to room temperature, add water to bring total volume to 5 gallons. Stir vigorously to incorporate air into the wort. Pitch (add) your yeast.