Big Honkin' Stout Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

SKU# U1700

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We took inspiration from American-style foreign stouts for this recipe, combining high bitterness and gravity and an intense roasted grain character to make a pitch-black ale that can't be ignored. Strong, dark roast coffee with a shot of hops and background notes of tar, dark fruit, and caramelized sugar in the nose, giving way to a big mouthful of malt, roast grain, and more hops with a lingering bittersweet finish.

Recommended:2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.

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We took inspiration from American-style foreign stouts for this recipe, combining high bitterness and gravity and an intense roasted grain character to make a pitch-black ale that can't be ignored. Strong, dark roast coffee with a shot of hops and background notes of tar, dark fruit, and caramelized sugar in the nose, giving way to a big mouthful of malt, roast grain, and more hops with a lingering bittersweet finish. Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Big Honkin' Stout Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1068
Total Time to Make2 months
Reviews
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Fast delivery and a great
Fast delivery and a great quality product
October 15, 2015
Time Time Time
This is a fantastic stout but I implore you to give it time. 2 months per the directions is not enough. Resist the urge to open and you will be rewarded. This beer does not come into its own until around the 4 month mark.
February 6, 2016
awesome
Can't go wrong here!
September 29, 2015
The Stout I've been looking for
Have brewed this one twice now and have one more on the shelf. After brewing the simpler dry Irish stout for years and then trying the BHS, this is hands down my favorite stout recipe.
March 10, 2016
Terrific beer despite my brewing flaws
I'll admit I messed this one up. 4 days into primary and the temps dropped to 58. I scrambled and got a temperature controlled chamber and ramped it up to high 60's. It finished at a sugary 1.020 and I was nervous. When I drank it I was pleasantly surprised. It was a very good beer and others agreed. I'm believe with a dryer FG it would have tasted even better. Add this one to your list.
February 28, 2016
Great Beer, Good Balance Between Hops and Malt
It took a longish time from start to end but was it was definitely worth the wait. There is a nice balance between bitterness and sweetness.
May 14, 2016
Quality Stout
I modified this kit somewhat - added toasted oats, cinnamon, and primed with KreamyX. I was hoping for a somewhat heavier mouthfeel, but had no complaints about the flavor. Pleasantly bitter, with rich coffee-chocolate taste. I think i'll go open one up right now.
December 11, 2009
TBD
Used WYEAST 1056 with this and ended up fermenting too warm. Bumped up ABV with pound of demera sugar and pound of dark DME. Tasted at 2 weeks and it was very fruity. Plan to keep in primary to about 4 weeks then transfer with oak chips soaked in rye whiskey for a few months.
December 23, 2013
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