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Dry Irish Stout Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains


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Jet-black in the tradition of Ireland's most popular and well-known beers, this stout has a pronounced roasty, coffee-like flavor and aroma, imparted by a generous helping of roasted barley.

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Arguably Ireland's most famous export, dry stout has a loyal following all over the world. Our stout 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.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Dry Irish Stout Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBritish
Original Gravity1042
Total Time to Make6 weeks
4.6 / 5.0
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B4 St.Pattys day I brewed this. Added toasted oak chips soaked in whiskey to secondary, then kegged with nitro beer gas.. awesome beer will do it again
Dry Irish Whiskey Nitro Stout
Dry Irish Whiskey Nitro Stout
April 5, 2018
3 months ago
This was my second kit I ever made. I let it torment one week in primary fermenter then I bottled it. I then let it age in the bottles for three weeks. I just cracks one open and WOW what an awesome tasting stout, just like Guinness. Very smooth on the tongue ?? with mild bitterness and hint of chocolate & coffee. It keeps its light tan head for a while with nice carbonation. I really like this one a lot & I will be brewing this one again. 2 thumbs up ?? for this one!
March 17, 2018
2 months ago
dark stout
my second attempt at brewing, three weeks in primary fermenter, then bottled. tasted good after 2 weeks in the bottle, similar to guiness, but after week 3 in the bottle, it was great!, tasted better than guiness, will make again, easy to make
March 16, 2018
3 months ago
Disappointed. Was hoping to have ready for our St. Patty’s Day party. Not sure what happened but this did not even come out close to a stout. Don’t even know how this is possible but it looks and tastes like a cheap light beer. Debating if it’s even worth kegging. Ugh!
March 3, 2018
3 months ago
Response from Northern Brewer
Chad, We are here to help. This kit usually has great results. If you would like to take advantage of our Kit guarantee and get some troubleshooting advice from the brewmasters, feel free to email us at brewmaster@northernbrewer.com.
March 5, 2018
Todd JStaff
Great service and highly recommend first time using this recipe kit can't wait to make
January 9, 2018
3 months ago
It's new, !st beer was good, most I've made get a little better as they age
January 4, 2018
9 months ago
House Stout
This is our "house" stout. Our friends all like it and they think I'm very talented. I tell them I have to crush the grains and search far and wide for ingredients. They feel like they are getting something very special. They don't know that it is an easy to brew recipe and I'm not very talented at all. It is really good if you can let it sit in your kegorator chilled for a couple of months.
September 8, 2017
over 2 years ago
Killer Stout
There's nothing like a good homemade stout. The color is dark and it smells really good. It's a necessity for the home brewer to have on tap!
May 2, 2017
1 year ago
best dry stout for the buck
tastes great and easy to makeI .have it in rotation with NB chinook ipa,with the guarantee NB has give it a go.tried a number of dry stout recipe kits from other folks but this one is a cut above and reasonably priced-to say the very least.
February 25, 2017
1 year ago
Great Beer
This is a really great beer that does not try too hard to be a really great beer. You don't have to pay a lot, ferment for ever, add a bunch of ingredients in brew or fermentation... What beer was meant to be!
February 3, 2017
1 year ago
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brewed this kit with the dry yeast and added 1lb DME at boil and it was aggressive and blowing foam thru the blow off hose in 4hrs for 24hrs now some 40hr later its just burping about ever 5 seconds. Question is can I or should I add more yeast to this one or the next batch that I brew or is this normal ? ..Thanks
jeff a on Mar 3, 2017

This is completely normal. The yeast sounds like it was nice and healthy to chew through the wort as fast as it did, causing a blow-off. I would recommend not adding more yeast, but rather waiting for fermentation to stop completely then rack or bottle as you see fit. If you ever have any doubt if the yeast is working properly, you can take a gravity reading every few days to see that it's stopped. I usually just give the yeast 2 weeks, then rack to secondary or bottle/keg depending on your setup.

Brew day tomorrow for this kit, considering adding a bit of Irish Whiskey after the first fermentation.... Interested in your thoughts on adding it,.
W H on Feb 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I added almost a guart of a good signal barrel whiskey to the secondary fermentation carboy. I also added about half the amount of mid range oak chips. Kept in secondary for 22days before I bottled. Came out great. Pick a good whisky because you will taste it.
Relatively new Brewer here! Brewed this stout over the weekend and chilled the wort with an immersion chiller. Primary fermentation began in less than 12 hours (active, but not aggressive) and krausen formed. However, after 2 days, the krausen has subsided and the color of the brew turned to a cloudy, lighter color. From the bubbling in the airlock, I can tell it is still quite active.
--> Is thus color change and loss of the krausen (despite ongoing primary fermentation) normal? In addition, what is a good indicator for going from secondary to bottling? Thank you for your help!
M E on Jan 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would not be concerned by what you see. Every ferment is unique and nothing described here sounds troubling. The ultimate way to know that the beer is done fermenting in the primary is with a hydrometer. Otherwise, in most cases, seeing the kreuzen fall off the top of the liquid is also a very good indicator that the yeast are done fermenting...airlocks are unreliable and you could just be seeing gas being released out of solution or from the fermentor, not actually being produced by fermentation...so it does not tell us much. I would still not transfer a beer to secondary until it has had at least 1 week in the fermentor, every time.

You can also refer to the time frame in the instructions. Following those will guarantee you get good beer out of it. Otherwise...the correct answer is wait until the foam drops, wait at least another day or two, consider checking gravity with a hydrometer and then waiting 2 days and checking again to make sure that number has stopped changing.

I hope this is helpful! The other powerful indicator is flavor - so if there is an issue, usually you can taste it. SO if all else, follow instructions and just taste the brew at every stage to see what is happening.
When I was done with the boil and began transferring to my fermenter I noticed that the color was an amber color. Is this the color it’s supposed to be?
A shopper on Dec 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm getting ready to brew this one, but in the past with other dark style beers, my color being off I traced to steeping the specialty grains. Once I set my strike water to 160 and steep for 30 minutes, I haven't had style color issues. Using a gas stove, I found that full flame for 1 minute will keep the water between 158 and 162.
I like Milk Stouts, Can I add Lactose sugar to the boil and get a Milk Stout? How much? When?
A shopper on Nov 20, 2017
Dry Irish Stout Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains
Dry Irish Stout Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains
Lactose 1 lb.
Lactose 1 lb.
BEST ANSWER: Lactose is a great addition to a stout to give it silky texture and great mouth feel. As an unfermentable sugar it adds great body and a sweet touch to your favorite stout. It's also being used by Brewers in other beers now as well, including IPAs, fruit beers, etc. The standard addition of lactose for a 5 gallon batch varies but many prefer 1 pound with 15 minutes left in the boil. Make sure you take this into consideration in your original gravity as lactose is in unfermentable sugar and will result in a higher original gravity than anticipated .
What is the optimal temperature for the secondary fermentation?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Northern Brewer Dry Irish Stout is probably my favorite brew
though, as an idea of my taste preferences, their German Alt, and
Innkeeper rank very close.
I assume this relates to higher than normal brewing temperatures. Living in Tucson, I do mind the season and try to avoid brewing in the worst of the heat and also have built a small evaporativly cooled fermenter box to protect against excessive temperatures.

Reviewing my brew logs I find that 4 years ago, before I began doing secondary fermentation in a keg, that I had bottles that were primed and conditioned under less controlled circumstances in an area not
well air conditioned, at about 77-78 deg. I did not discern any ill effects on that batch.

Realistically I think the limited amount of high alcohols or esters produced by 120 to 150 g. of priming sugar, at a somewhat high temperature, will pale in comparison to those resulting from a high temperature primary fermentation of 5 1/2 pounds of sugars.

Happy brewing.
When to add an extra 1 lbs of dark dme during the boil?
Meshari A on Jul 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Dry Irish Stout kit doesn't call for an extra lbs of dark DME.
Its made from light malt with roasted barley added for color and flavor.
If you must add dark DME, I would just add it for the full 60 min boil.
remember Dry Irish stout is normally a lighter beer in body, if you make it too heavy you wont be able to pour your Black and Tans to enjoy
What is the better to add to boost ABV to around 5.5 DME or dextrose?
If DME, dark or light is better?and how much?
Meshari A on Jul 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I brewed this before and used a pound of table sugar to boost abv by 1%. It dried out the flavor slightly but IMO improved the beer overall.
Can anyone tell me the ABV on this one? Thanks!
T Y on Aug 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My brew up with OG: 1.046 and FG: 1.012 which is a 4.46% ABV. Very happy with how it turned out.
anyone try doubling recipe? what were the results?
A shopper on Feb 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't see an issue doubling this recipe. Just aerate twice with in the first 24 hours and pitch a healthy amount of yeast.
Could you use Maris Otter LME as opposed to Golden LME? Would that be overkill with the Roasted English Barley or would it just take the beer out of the Irish Stout style? Just curious if it could be done, and what it would be like?
Jason H on Oct 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You certainly could use MO LME instead of the Gold. Maris Otter is an English 2-row so that would be a fine substitute without changing things to much.

-Aaron F.

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