Stout kit - any recommendations?

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Stout kit - any recommendations?

Post by cwrw gwent » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:53 pm

Hi - can anyone recommend a kit that produces a dry stout (much like the Irish Beamish or Murphys) but not as strongly flavoured as Coopers? Edme's Dry Irish Stout was ideal but I haven't seen it for ages.

Has anyone tried the Wilko Dark Velvet Stout? Its description is: This 40 pint beer making kit will brew a full bodied rich, dark stout with the simple addition of 1kg of brewing sugar. I wonder whether it may be too sweet and rich.

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Re: Stout kit - any recommendations?

Post by wanus » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:44 pm

Dunno iff it might be what your lookin for but Walesales has a beauty earl grey stout recipe on ere somewhere using a wilko dark stout.
FV 1:18l Abdij
FV 2:Empty
Demi 1:Empty
Demi 2:Empty
Maturing:Allendale Wolf (clone)
Bottle conditioning:Abdij
Drinking:Mcewans
Planning:Allendale Wolf (clone)

Keep yer pecker hard and yer powder dry.

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Re: Stout kit - any recommendations?

Post by davew » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:02 pm

Not seen it mentioned for a while but Ditch's Stout Recipie always turns out nice and pretty similar to a Murphy's. It uses coopers stout as a base with 1kg dried malt extract and a mug full of sugar. Made to 20 litres. Drinkable as soon as fermentation is complete. I've done the same with Wilkos stout and it came out nice too.

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Re: Stout kit - any recommendations?

Post by WalesAles » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:28 am

cwrw,
If you use the Wilko Velvet Stout,
Add 1kg Med Spraymalt, (NOT Brewing Sugar),
500gr Demerara Sugar
Dry Hop day 7 with 40 good quality Earl Grey Tea bags. (Weighted down of course).
Take the Tea Bags out a day before bottling, give them a good squeeze to get all the tea flavour out.
Should be 1050 - 1052 to 20Lts. FG 1010
Have Fun! :D

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Re: Stout kit - any recommendations?

Post by cwrw gwent » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:54 pm

Thanks all for your comments.
WalesAles - next time I go towards Swansea I may call in and do a swop to try the Earl Grey stout - will obviously ring first. The Earl Grey factor sounds very interesting but at the moment I'm just looking for a simple kit along the lines of Edme.

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