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- A jet-black ale with a roasted-malt character that's offset by residual sweetness and full body - think of sweetened black coffee. De-bittered black and chocolate malts yield a pronounced - but not harsh - roast grain quality, while lactose (an unfermentable milk-based sugar) yields a rich sweetness and creamy mouthfeel. Very nice as an after-dinner drink instead of coffee, or with chocolate desserts.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Sweet Stout All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style British Original Gravity 1042 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 5.0 / 5.010 ReviewsGreat Beer. True to style.Plugged all the ingredients into Beer Smith to get temps, and volumes. All turned out very well. Has a grea taste and is true to style. One MAJOR CAUTION. I added the lactose sugar at the beginnig of boil as as called for. I have a 7.5 gallon pot with over 6 gallons of liquid at beginning. Adding just a portion of the sugar caused the boil to erupt and spilled all over by range, oven and floor. Huge mess. Turned it down while I cleaned up and very, very slowly added the lactose when the boil began again. I should have waited until AFTER the hot break and added it in small doses. Even after all of that, it turned out exellent and will definitely try again. Next time, I will probably order a little more of the chocolate malt.December 19, 2015September 29, 2015January 15, 2016Smooth, Easy DrinkingBrewed this for first time in January and kegged and drank immediately after kegging. Ready to drink and very smooth, drinkable with some lightly roasted/chocolate flavors. Slightly sweet, maybe from lactose, but not cloying. Medium mouthfeel. Hop presence was very low per style. Would be good for those just trying out the dark beers--not heavy at all. Will brew again.February 17, 2010You PickI asked my wife to pick any recipe out of the NB catalog and this was her choice. I'm not a fan of the bitterness found in dry stouts so this was a good compromise. Great creaminess and chocolate flavors. One of my favorites!May 22, 2012SWMBO is Happy!I brewed this trying to replicate a commercial Sweet Stout that my bride said she enjoys. I added THREE Madagascar vanilla beans to the secondary and man, oh man, does it hit the spot. Vanilla aroma and flavor are outstanding. As stated above, the hops presence is low, but this fits wonderfully. The recommended yeast does its job. I would strongly recommend a big starter on this one. I really enjoy this Sweet Stout, but the best part is that Mama likes it a lot, too. This one will become on of my house regulars. Well done, Northern Brewer.June 17, 2011Nice, Balanced beerI made this for an informal brewing competition, turned out great, won the competition. Has a nice sweet roasted finish without bitterness. Even the non beer drinkers in the crowd enjoyed this dark colored beer.October 19, 2009Exactly what I wanted.....This ended up exactly what I was hoping for.... And that included overshooting the gravity and getting a higher ABV. Great body, aroma, and delicious. One of my best to date.January 16, 2014Much better than expectedThis was a big hit around the non-brewing crowd!!I used White-Lab English Yeast . Plan on making again using Coco-nibs then another one with blackberriesSeptember 1, 2014perfect after dinner treatWonderful sweet roasted chocolate. This is a fantastic brew to have after dinner, rich and sweet. At first I thought i should have cut back on the lactose, but this is a good one pint treat. next time i might secondary with vanilla and maybe some coco nibs. A+ NBMay 7, 2012
- Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 5 answersIn advanced kits what additional equipment is needed?BEST ANSWER: Assuming you're set up for extract brewing, and understand the process of all grain brewing, there are several different/additional pieces of equipment needed:
1) a larger brew kettle of at least 8 gallon capacity for boiling wort,
2) a burner or stove capable of bringing 6-7 gallons of liquid to a rapid boil
3) a liquid temperature probe to measure mash and sparge temperatures,
4) a long handle stir spoon that can reach into the bigger kettle,
5) a "false bottom" for your bottling bucket (or kettle if it has a valve),
6) a wort chiller since you'll be cooling down the entire volume of unfermented wort before you pitch the yeast.
Hope this helps. Additional advice: read all you can and have someone assist you with your first all grain brew so you're successful. Good luck!I have been doing all my 5 gallon batches using the BAIB method. Will this method work with your kits? Can you offer any suggestions using this method? I have been heating wort up to 170 and then pulling up the bag. Then I slowly pour 2 gallons of 170 degree sparge water over the bag. Then I bring up to boil. I really haven't checked on efficiency but the end results have been tasty. Any thoughts or suggestions would be very helpful. I've never done a stout this way and really want to try the sweet stout kit. Thank you.BEST ANSWER: I did this kit using BIAB. My process was to heat 5 gallons of water to 160, mash the grain for an hour at 152, and then "rinse/sparge" the grain in 2.75 gallons of water at 170. The gravity came out about right. The amount of water you need might be a bit different than for my setup, and I used the online calculator from the Green Bay Rackers to calculate the strike water temperature. Good luck! I enjoyed this recipe.
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