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Arguably Ireland's most famous export, dry stout has a loyal following all over the world. Our kit has a pronounced roasty, coffee-like flavor and aroma, imparted by a generous helping of roasted barley. Hop bitterness enhances the dryness, and the medium body makes for a very drinkable dark beer. This is one of the most popular styles among home brewers; after a few pints, you'll understand why.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Dry Irish Stout All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style British Original Gravity 1042 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
4.8 / 5.040 ReviewsJust Brew It!Brewed this as my first all-grain batch. Used mash in a bag technique and produced one of the best beers that I have ever made! Thick, long lasting head. Great roast character. I traded half this batch for for some of my friends moose burger and deer keilbasa. I'll have to brew more soon and keep it all for myself!Do yourself a favor and just brew it!January 23, 2011Great recipe, watch ferm temps!This recipe turned out a very good DIS. We tasted it side-by-side with a nitro-can Guiness and could barely make out the difference. The roast is good, and so is the diacetyl that comes off of the 1084, it really added to the mouthfeel. Fortunately most of the fruity esthers were kept in check (66F). In a local homebrew competition it placed 3rd in the stout category, and above all it tasted really great on my nitro tap. The liquid yeast is a must and I also produced a very nice fruity red ale after pitching on top of the rinsed yeast cake. I think next time though I would brew an irish cream ale, then red, and then DIS.December 6, 2010Don't care for 1084 Irish Ale YeastThis could have been a great beer. I feel like the yeast is to fruity for a stout. My wort temp stayed at 65 degrees throughout fermentation and turned out to fruity. Next time I will use a neutral yeast like WL001 or 1056. I harvested the 1084 yeast, but doubt that I will ever use it again.February 18, 2010In a word AWESOME!This was my first All grain kit and it is an awesome beer. I used the OLY Irish yeast and a starter. Smooth like the original, but much more complex, cocoa, coffee, biscuit, raisen flavors being most prominent. I was very pleased with this effort.February 25, 2017Purchased
9 months agoTasty tasty tastyjust opened my first bottle. OMG it is delicious! I let this puppy ferment for 6 weeks. Put it in a secondary after 2. I just couldn't wait the full two weeks after bottling. Cracked one open after 12 days! 8 weeks has been the longest I've waited to try a Homebrew. Nice coffee notes. Smooth maltiness. I gotta think this is only going to get better. Problem is, I'm going to end up drinking it way too fast for that to happen! Just have to by another kit lol!April 14, 2017Purchased
7 months agodry stout / pumpkin stoutvery good base stout to work with . I made a pumpkin stout out of mine and it should turn out really good.November 1, 2015Always Good!I have brewed this beer both extract and all-grain with awesome results every time. Its a fan favorite in my garage pub and everyone compliments on the body and flavor. Its an easy brew to do and a great value on Northern Brewer!February 3, 2017Purchased
7 months agogreat products, great deals, greatgreat products, great deals, great beerOctober 17, 2016Great stout and ready fast!This is by far my favorite beer I've brewed to date. Tons of coffee and bittersweet chocolate flavor means it's also popular with my girlfriend. I fermented it with Wyeast 1084 and it was ready to keg in 9 days. A couple days of force carbing later and it's phenomenal. My only complaint would be that it's not as black as I hoped it would be, but I'm easily distracted from that when I take a sip. This recipe is going to be a staple in my regular rotation.July 23, 2015True to formDrinking one right now! Takes about 35 days from boil to perfect pint. Probably my favorite brew to date. Nice beige head with appropriate dry bitterness leaving a coffee/chocolate flavor dancing on your tongue at the end. Putting it on nitro is recommended if you wish to recreate the Guinness mouthfeel, on my CO2 tap this tastes a bit more like Guinness Foreign extra minus the alcohol. Fooled a few of my friends to think it was the real thing. I'll most likely rotate this beer in every 3-4 brews, it's a must try.May 16, 2012
Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 32 answersReading the directions, it calls for 1.5oz of the included 2oz hops for the boil...nothing is said of the remaining 0.5 oz . Is this for dry hopping in the secondary? Please advise. Thank you.BEST ANSWER: That's all that the recipe calls for. You can just add the additional hops - it won't hurt anything - or seal it up and use it some other time. This beer isn't very heavily hopped, it's accent is on the malt. I usually get two batches of everything I buy so that I make 10 gallon batches. That would call for 3 oz, and leave me with one full package of hops left over. When I was making single batches, I would just use all of it. If you decide to store the 1/2 oz, I would suggest using a Foodsaver style vacuum sealer and put it in the freezer, well marked with the name and date. I buy the rolls so I can cut any size bags and seal them. It's a really, really great brew either way.does this kit come with hops?BEST ANSWER: It does. I like the guy above's suggestion too. I just added the extra .5 of hops that came with the kit even though it didn't call for it. I suspect that most people do the same. I just had my first one from the batch it was fantastic. If you like Guinness, you're gonna love this brew.I like to do yeast starters for my brew day to ensure a good beer once it's finished. Would a yeast starter be overkill for this batch being it's of a lower alcohol content? I have the Omega 150 billion cell liquid pack.BEST ANSWER: The liquid yeast packs are ready to go with out a starter as long as you let them warm up according to the directions. The only reason you would need a starter would be to pitch more yeast (higher gravity beer) but you could also just pitch multiple yeast packs. For that recipe one would be enough.can I raise the abv to 7.5 on this kit ?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you COULD quite easily raise the alcohol level of this kit by adding additional grains, rock candy, or even sucrose (sugar) to the boil. However, that will change the balance of the brew, and you may or may not like the result. I'd recommend brewing the recipe as provided; see how you like it. Then if you decide it needs more kick, "adjust" a subsequent batch by adding a measured amount of grains in the same proportion as the original recipe. IE: if you add 20% more base grains, also add 20% more of any adjunct grains, hops, etc.. That way you'll end up with a beer that's structurally very similar to the original but with more alcohol. And in the process, you'll learn how tweaking a recipe changes the final result. Hope that helps!Considering this for my first swing at bat in the all grain game... I looked at the recipe and I don't see liquid volumes (how much liquid for the mash? If there isn't sparging, then how much liquid goes into the raising the temp to 170, or is this all done in the same kettle (BIB) style and heat is applied to get the grain bed to 170? If there is sparging, batch sparge, fly sparge, how much sparge water? How much volume is the kit expected to yield). I'm brand new at this so any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!BEST ANSWER: Hello Dave,
Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! Your mash volume is going to be based on a grist ratio of 1.25 quarts of water to 1 pound of grain in the mash. So for this kit, you will need 11.25 quarts or about 3 gallons. Then for sparging, you can do batch sparging and calculate the water using this calculator http://www.brewheads.com/batch.php I recommend doing a fly sparge, as this will result in a more efficient extraction of wort. For fly sparge, you will simply just need enough water ready at 170 degrees to get your wort volume up to 6-6.5 gallons. The kit will make 5 gallons of wort/beer, and the extra gallon to gallon and a half is to accommodate for boil off. Sparging is the same as your mash out in the procedure. The slower the sparge, the higher the efficiency typically. A great resource to keep close is How to Brew by John Palmer http://www.howtobrew.com/ I hope that this helps, let me know if you have any questions!what is the approx. abv?BEST ANSWER: This kit will work out to right around 4.1 % ABV. This can be estimated by looking at the OG for the kit, which is 1.042. If we get 75% attenuation from the yeast, which is typical, it would finish near 1.011. If we subtract the final gravity reading from the original gravity, we get .031. If we then multiply this number by 131, we get 4.061 % ABV. So, we can estimate the ABV by looking at the OG number expected, in many cases.