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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 / 5.042 ReviewsDidn't last longHad this on tap over Thanksgiving with the family over... it didn't last long! I'd love to build a nitrogen system and serve this with it, but even on CO2 it was really good!February 7, 2018Purchased
5 months agoI have tried other Irish stout kits from other brewing supply store and I found this recipe from northern brewer to be the best. I will definitely be buying this kit again.October 20, 2017Purchased
4 months agoInfectedI'm not sure what happened - brewed about 80 batches, but this batch was poured down the drain. I used WYeast 1084, but my fermentation stalled out at 1.030. Then, about 2 months into the bottle I must've had an infection because my gravity was down to 1.013 even though it was stable at 1.030 prior to bottling. It resulted in gushers.May 15, 2017Purchased
1 year 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
1 year agoIn 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
1 year agoGood overall kitOverall good kit for the money. Simple kit that you can jazz up to make a coffee stout or whatever. Personally it's a "go to" kit when I want to brew and I don't feel like making anything different or looking for an old reliable.February 23, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoAlways 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
1 year agogreat products, great deals, greatgreat products, great deals, great beerOctober 17, 2016On my Regular Rotation for 2 ReasonsWe LOVE this beer. We have a 3 Tap keezer and Dry Irish Stout is essential to our rotation. There are 2 distinct reasons to keep this beer on tap: it is delicious, and it is very economical. This recipe requires us to purchase less grain and hops than most beers, with incredible results that exceed many more expensive brews.August 6, 2016Crowd-Pleasing BrewI brewed this kit for a Fourth of July party and it was a huge hit. Everyone really enjoyed it. It's sessionable enough for a party, even in the heat of summer, and has a nice roasty flavor with hints of coffee. It was easy and fun to brew (I used a 10 gallon cooler mash tun and did two batch sparges of 2.5 gallons each. I used dry yeast) and, as always, NB shipped it fast and packaged it well. I'll be brewing this one again for sure!July 5, 2016
- 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.