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Rum Runner Stout 1 Gallon Recipe Kit


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Fool-proof, never watered-down, the small batch Rum Runner Stout kit delivers roasty espresso brew complemented with citrusy American hops and a fierce alcohol bite. It's a perfect background for additions of rum or whiskey, pre- or post-bottling.

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Rum Runner Stout - 1 Gallon Small Batch Beer Recipe Kit

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The days of the rum runner are long gone, but this bold Imperial stout bears their standard. Full-proof, never watered-down, the Runner delivers roasty espresso complemented with citrusy American hops and a fierce alcohol bite. It’s a perfect background for additions of rum or whiskey, pre- or post-bottling. English ale yeast ensures notes of fruit to contrast the aggressive dark chocolate character and ensure a dry finish.

See our 1 Gallon Small Batch Starter Kit 

Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield1 Gallon
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Rum Runner Stout 1 Gallon Recipe Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1090
Total Time to Make6 weeks
4.2 / 5.0
29 Reviews
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Be prepared for vigorous fermentation.
I fermented this one in a three-gallon fermenter. Not the least bit sorry that I did, for I did not lose one precious drop of this noble elixir. This stout proved to be very popular with a house guest who is picky about stouts. I did squirrel away a couple of bottles to drink in a few months because it will age well.
December 28, 2013
So excited about this beer...
and I just bottled it. Its not even officially "ready" yet! Flavors were so good in the taste test! I see a lot of comments about the fermentation. I did this in a 2 gallon plastic pail I initially bought for small batch wine and it worked perfectly. It did not overflow or hit to top of the lid.
January 12, 2016
great beer
I ordered this recipe for my husband and he couldn't believe how good it came out. The fermentation was wild and fun to make. We will order again. We got about 6 bottles - about one bottle lost in fermentation, one bottle popped while capping :(, so had 4 left over. it was great though and cant wait to brew again.Nice head, but didnt last long enough. 8.25%
November 7, 2014
I used a Mr Beer fermenter. The foam was 3-4 thick within 20 hours and dissipated within another 24 hours.I cannot wait to try it!!
March 22, 2014
rum runner
Love the taste & kick Not sure which i like better RUM RUNNER OR SLOBBER Wish they made a 5 gal kit 12bottles just isnt enough !
March 14, 2015
This 1 gal kit was easy to make. I did Use a blow off tube as i had read that it ferments vigorously.I added 1 1/2 o's of rum before racking to bottles!It tasted A-Mazing.I really want this as a 5 gal kit.And will buy again.
March 4, 2014
more booze
Upon calculating the abv with Brewer's Friend app, it was 8.25%. Sorry about the confusion in an earlier review.
July 18, 2014
thick and wonderful
Used a 3 gal fermenter after reading the reviews about blowing potential, glad I was able to save every drop. Followed fermentation and bottling schedule per the instructions, then let it sit under my stairwell for 2 months to age and tried it last night. Amazingly delicious! The extra time helped smooth it out. Thick tan head and almost black color, smells sweet, creamy almost oily mouthfeel, felt a bit boozy but only 5.5 ish abv. Already bought another kit to use as a base for a coffee stout. Now knowing how good it is, it'll take a lot of self control to not drink the 2nd batch too soon.
July 12, 2014
If You Like Stouts - Good Brew
Warning! This beer has a kick. Fermented at 65 degrees in a 2 gallon fermenter. Nice and smooth. Very robust. Can't wait to try it after it ages a little more. Just tried it after 19 days - pretty good, but with stouts, they get better over time.
January 23, 2015
Bottled this brew about a week ago. excited to pop the first top in about a week or two. Very excited about this one.
February 9, 2017
9 months ago
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Recommendations for best type/brand of rum or whiskey to add at bottling?
A shopper on Nov 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi there,
The rum you use is really going to be a personal preference. Go with a rum that you enjoy. Cheers!
Recommendations on the best rum/whiskey to add at bottling?
Rebecca S on Nov 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I added Bacardi Oakheart. Be careful on the measurement. I think I killed my yeast. Beer was delicious but no carbonation.
Since this a stout recipe, would you recommend additional time in a secondary fermentation?
Steve C on Nov 7, 2015

Thanks for writing! If you follow the provided instructions

the beer should turn out great! Secondary

for the most part is to clear cosmetic issues in beer

like allowing the yeast to flocculate out of suspension. A lot of guys don't even rack a stout to secondary since they are fairly turbid beers. Others on the other hand will let them sit a bit to let the astringency mellow. Realistically

you want that astringency in a stout to stay in my opinion. Hope this helps!
When do you add the rum? And how much?
A shopper on Jul 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can add Rum to taste at bottling time.
I bought this kit several years ago and still have a keeper in the fridge. I want to make a bigger batch. What is/are the steeping grain and how much? thanks - Ken
K E on Aug 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The specialty grain blend for this kit includes 4 oz. of Belgian Special B and 2 oz. of English Roasted Barley.
Just brewed it. Checked the OG 3 different times with refractometer, and got 1.093 - even though I used a little more water than called for. Worried that might be too high for the S-04 which supposedly has alcohol tolerance around 8%. Anyone able to provide info on their FG, and whether or not they had any trouble?
K W on Jan 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That does seem oddly high, but that yeast should be fine, especially for a one-gallon kit, as there will be plenty of yeast to do the job. The yeast would not begin to have a problem until the alcohol reached 8 or so percent, and it would be "done" anyways by then. I'd not worry about it. You might expect a final gravity near 1.025, with that high of an OG.

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