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Grandma's Secret Stash All Grain Beer Recipe Kit

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Just like grandma used to do, stash some of this delicious treat out of view and hoard it for yourself. The intoxicating aromas and flavors of freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookies is surely a fond memory, and now that we are all grown up, why not craft a stout to reminisce? Pleasant, subtle aromas and flavors of raisin, cinnamon and vanilla engage with the velvety body of a traditional oatmeal stout to create an immensely pleasing and highly elaborate sipping experience.


Slightly roasty nose with no hop aroma. Scents of vanilla, cinnamon and raisins are prominent.


Nearly jet black in color with deep garnet and ruby highlights, good clarity. Firm and persistent khaki-tan head forms easily and laces down the glass well.


Clean malt background flavors with a faint nutty and biscuity character are layered with a slightly chocolaty and roasty flavor. Moderate-low hop bitterness. Clean fermentation with subtle fruity esters. Flavors of cinnamon, raisin and vanilla persist in the finish.


Medium body with moderate carbonation. Low alcohol warmth with smooth creaminess and no astringency.

Overall Impression    

A complexly flavored stout with surprising flavors of freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookies.

Additional information

SKU B11043
Beer Color Dark
Original Gravity


Total Time to Make 6 weeks
Regional Style USA
Alcohol Content Medium
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style Stout/Porter
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Great flavors!

Brewed this in both extract and all grain. Not sure why the adjuncts stood out more in the extract version. Possibly because of the brand of rum used? With that in mind, I still preferred to brew the all grain version. I would like to see a more detailed instruction sheet though.


Used 8oz of Barcari Solera Rum. I think next time I'll use 12oz and maybe 3 cinnamon sticks instead of 2. Still a very nice beer just want some more "junct" coming through.

Great Recipe

We enjoyed brewing this and it tastes just like an oatmeal raisin cookie. The ingredients were excellent. The only think that I would improve would be the brewing instructions, specificially the preparation and additions for the secondary. Thanks to the comments from others that brewed this recipe we got through it. It came out great and that is what's important in the end.

Great Dark Oatmeal Stout

When I saw this recipe I got inspired to make something dank, dark, and delicious for the holidays. I made this base recipe kit, used 8oz Maker's Mark Whiskey instead of dark rum, and added 1lb of light dme to up the abv. The result has been one of my best beers to date. I went from 1.078 to 1.012 resulting in 8.6% abv. Kegged a 64oz ukeg separately and special treated the beer with .5 oz coffee beans, .25 oz heavy toasted oak chips, and soaked both in an additional 1 oz of whiskey for 24 hours prior to adding beer to the keg (included amounts just in case you want to scale it up to the whole 5 gallon recipe). You cannot go wrong when adding on to such a solid base oatmeal stout recipe.

Flavor and Aroma As Described

Followed recipe as stated with exception of not transferring to a secondary. Left in fermenter 4 weeks then sanitized lid, opened and added vanilla beans and cinnamon. After about a week kegged 3 gal and bottled 2 gal. OG was 1.066 and finishing was 1.021. At this writing it has been up 3 weeks. Great sipping beer but would not want to drink a lot. Served some samples to friends during Thanksgiving after dinner with positive feedback. Vanilla and cinnamon on the nose somewhat stronger than anticipated but really pleasant. Believe will get smoother over time. This one will be around a long time (a good thing) because it is one you will not be drinking large quantities of. Share it during the coming winter months.Agree with others there could be improvements in the instructions (NB take note). Seems 1 package of dry yeast technically is on the border of being enough and would be nice to know what the target FG would be.

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