B3 Stout - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

B3 Stout - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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When we developed this stout over the years we were going for a flavor that was similar to Guinness but with reduced bitterness and more malt flavor. We use 1 lb of Roasted Barley and leave out the Chocolate and Black Patent found in many stouts. This provides for a very clean, precise dark malt flavor. We always talk customers into this kit and they are always thankful we did. Our best-selling stout recipe.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.056-65
  • SRM (Color Range): 29
  • IBUs: 40-43
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5.6-6.4%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.
Please Note: In order to better serve our customers, we are now offering our extract recipe kits with either Liquid Malt Extract (LME) or Dried Malt Extract (DME). The majority of our DME kits were converted from the LME version, which is why you may notice slight variances in the extract names and quantities on your recipe sheet. You may also find that your Specific Gravity and ABV% are slightly higher if you choose DME. Whether LME or DME, add all extracts provided according to the recipe sheet. For further details, please reference the conversion chart below.
MoreBeer! Extract Recipe Kit Conversion Chart
Liquid Malt Extract Dry Malt Extract
4 lbs 3.5 lbs
5 lbs 4 lbs
6 lbs 5 lbs
7 lbs 6 lbs
8 lbs 6.5 lbs
9 lbs 7 lbs
Ultralight Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pale Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pilsner Malt Extract Pilsen Light DME


ABV %5.6-6.4
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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Christmas gift
masha k on Dec 17, 2020
made it once before and liked it
Gregory G on Oct 27, 2020
Christmas gift
masha k on Dec 17, 2020
recommended stout
Donald S on Oct 27, 2020
made it once before and liked it
Gregory G on Oct 27, 2020
Made before and liked it.
Bonnie S on Sep 16, 2020
Made it before. It was great.
John M on Jul 16, 2020
I was looking for a new stout kit to try, and this one's description looked promising.
Josh F on May 23, 2020
Ordered it before. Makes a great cacao stout.
Brenton W on Apr 3, 2020
Looking to have a stout on hand again.
Dave M on Mar 25, 2020
Looking for a great stout
Christopher j Meharg on Dec 28, 2019
Looking for an easy drinking stout to share with coworkers
Ken P on Oct 17, 2019
Looks delicious, great reviews
EricL on Sep 6, 2019
I like Guinness
Ryan L on Aug 28, 2019
It sounds like your team put a lot of time into making this beer tasty. Also the reviews were good.
Tim Grano on Jul 15, 2019
got a lot of great reviews
lee w on Jul 15, 2019
Second time i liked it the first time
Carl on Feb 13, 2019
Love Guinness & love home brewing
Steve b on Feb 12, 2019
Previously brewed. Turned out exceptional.
jerred c on Feb 1, 2019
I want it
Pasquale F on Jan 19, 2019
basic beer that keeps
Biff C on Jan 16, 2019
I'm going to add some PB2 to this and see what happens
Jason H on Jan 14, 2019
I have brewed this kit before and it tasted good
Robert R on Dec 31, 2018
Always like a good Guinness
Erik A A on Dec 17, 2018
Made numerous times and is always good.
paul t on Nov 17, 2018
We wanted a good tasting stout for the winter
Robin M on Jul 23, 2018
I love stout
carl l on Jul 19, 2018
guinness is delicious and I'd like an imitator
Joshua S on Jun 28, 2018
Customer reviews
Michael G on May 22, 2018
Girlfriend favorite
Theo Macris on May 15, 2018
General Interest
Ryan C on May 10, 2018
looked like a good start
Rex W on Apr 3, 2018
B3 Stout is a great beer to brew !
Victor T on Mar 28, 2018
Brewed this once before and it turned out great.
Chris D on Mar 20, 2018
Sounds yummy!
Brock B on Feb 27, 2018
Always wanted to try making a stout
Gerald A on Feb 21, 2018
Good reviews
Pamela K N on Feb 20, 2018
Wanted to make a stout
Patrick U on Feb 5, 2018
Highly rated and recommended by friends
Matthew S on Jan 15, 2018
Looking for a nice, basic stout to get a friend into homebrewing
Tom G on Jan 12, 2018
recommended stout
Donald S on Oct 27, 2020
Made before and liked it.
Bonnie S on Sep 16, 2020
Has anyone used 1084 instead of 1056? Or better yet, done a comparison between the two yeasts with the B3 kit?
Stefan Girgenrath on Mar 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I've used both yeast side-by-side in a different recipe. The 1084 gives a very nice signature 'velvet' mouthfeel that I've never gotten from another yeast in all my years of brewing. Aside from that, the two were the same finishing gravity. The 1056 highlighted the bitterness from the roasted grains which made it taste more like a strong cup of coffee. For my personal taste I prefered the 1084 mouthfeel and balance of flavor.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Great Stout
Awesome stout, I will definitely brew this again.
February 15, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great breakfast beer
The nicely roasted and subtle chocolate almost coffee malt make this a great morning cup of brew on a lazy Sunday morning.
August 18, 2019
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy and Delicious Kit
Brewed this 6 months ago. This was one of the easiest kits I brewed and I was blown away how amazing this tasted. Everyone I shared this beer with said it was their favorite one made by me and wanted more.Very similar to a foreign dry stout. I used Safale US 05 and it gave a clean finish, allowing the malts to give their flavors.
October 9, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great beginner beer
This was the first beer I ever brewed, in Jan 2018. Whole process went off without a hitch. Lasted on my shelf less than a month based on the popularity with my friends, but I could tell the subtle hop flavor on the finish slightly mellow over that time, making the beer taste even better (in my opinion). I used the WyYeast 1056 American Ale.
April 14, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Yummy with WLP001
It's a bit dry with WLP001 California ale but I like the taste (and dryness). Awesome recipe!
March 12, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
B3 Stout
I love stouts and this is honestly the best one I've had. Even a friend of mine who has been brewing for about 20 years said it was the best one he has ever had. It has a nice black color and rich head that lasts without the strong coffee flavor. Very smooth and drinkable. I'm nearing the end of my bottles on this one and will be ordering another batch soon.
February 24, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Hearty Stout
I add some cocoa powder to this kit to make my "half-asphalt cocoa stout." Beer lovers and snubbers both like it.
January 30, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent stout,very neutral, great tasting by itself or with additions.
My favorite stout. Also great with Cherry juice or huckleberry juice added to secondary fermenter.
January 25, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Not bad. Good drinker
January 24, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent stout
I brewed this for my very first batch, and it turned out great. I shared it with about 10 friends and they were shocked at how good it was. It's got a creamy mouthfeel and good head. My OG was high at 1.068 so the beer came out around 6.5% abv. I used Wyeast 1056 American and the finished product tasted like an Americanized version of Guinness, but without that famous tart/sour tinge. Overall I prefer the normal Stout kit better because of the chocolate and patent malts that are included, but this B3 version is definitely worth brewing.
February 28, 2017