Imperial Stout - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Imperial Stout - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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(Makes 5 gallons) Bubbling Crude, Black Gold, Texas Tea - you may not strike oil in your backyard, but you can make Imperial Stout at home. With a texture and color similar to black crude oil, this monstrous, thick, chewy beer takes a minimum of six months to age out. The foundation of the beer is 12 lbs of malt extract. Then we throw in some Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley and Black Patent malts. Yes, there are two additions of hops in this recipe but you probably will never taste them through all that malt flavor. This is a great beer for sipping in front of the fire. Will age for years, eventually gaining some Port-like flavors.

Estimated Original Gravity:1.081-85
SRM (Color Range: 37
IBU's: 78-82 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 8%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.

WLP007 - White Labs Dry English Ale
WY1098 - Wyeast British Ale
IYA01 - Imperial House


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Item # KIT185
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Weight 19LBS
ABV %8
Beer StyleStout & Porter
Ready to Drink Within4-8 Weeks
Alcohol ContentHigh (7-9%)
BitternessVery High (71ibu+)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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love it! 2nd time brewing
David B on Oct 9, 2019
Good reviews and been wanting to do a stout
Chad M on May 27, 2019
love it! 2nd time brewing
David B on Oct 9, 2019
I like strong, dark beers.
Ronald J on Aug 31, 2019
Good reviews and been wanting to do a stout
Chad M on May 27, 2019
High alcohOl content
Dan B on Jan 25, 2019
It appears to be almost identical to a favorite recipe that is no longer available in my local area.
Jack M on Jan 21, 2019
My favorite kit so far!
Mike S on Nov 19, 2018
Haven't brewed a stout yet
Gregory W on Oct 22, 2018
Love imperial stout
Kenneth P on Oct 18, 2018
good reviews
Andrew B on Oct 15, 2018
I got it before and it is amazing
Andy H on Mar 4, 2018
Love stouts Guinness especially
Raymond V on Mar 1, 2018
Good price with good reviews. Free shipping over $49.99
Big J on Feb 6, 2018
Brewed it before and love it
Curtis B on Jan 15, 2018
I like strong, dark beers.
Ronald J on Aug 31, 2019
High alcohOl content
Dan B on Jan 25, 2019
what dry yeast would be best for this recipe?
Pinchas on Sep 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have made this recipe four times, and I used Windsor dry yeast each time. It is a great recipe! In fact, this recipe was the Grand Champion beer at the Spokane Interstate Fair in 2015.
How much yeast do i need?i donstseewhere it specifies.
Richard Bayer on Jan 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Richard - It depends on your OG but 2 packs of any suggested yeast will be suffice. You could also use this calculator: http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html Cheers!
I love Imperial Stouts...but 8% seems way low. Is there anything to boost this kit to 9-10% abv?
John Coughlin on Aug 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi John - You could add more base malt or a couple pounds of table sugar.

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An explosion of sorts...
We added to the recipe for the stout with an extra 5 pounds of malt extract in the hopes of elevating the ABV to greater than 8%. Our estimation is it should be somewhere north of 15% when completed. When we initially put this stout into the primary fermentation tank it did not appear to be active. That was until the following morning when we opened the controlled cooling unit. It had blown out the water lock bubbler and covered the inside of the unit with dark rich foam. You can see in the third picture the black form completely filled fermentation tank. On a lighter note, the cooling unit smelled incredible LOL. We retrofit the bubbler to a 3/8 inch tygon hose and placed it in a bucket of sterilized solution. Fermenting at 66°, day nine still extreme fermentation. We will age this in the Bourbon barrel somewhere between two and six months. We will keep you updated.
We added an extra 5 pounds of malt to this stout to achieve a greater than 8% ABV, est 15%+
Fit a 3/8 tygon tube to the bubbler and placed it in sterilizer solution.  And cleaned up the mess
Stout did not begin to ferment until the next morning, it had expanded and blown out the bubble
A burnt bourbon barrel will age our super stout.
August 16, 2019
2 months ago
We’ll see!
So far so good! 2 weeks in, I expect after transfer it should be better in 2-3 months. I woul give it 6-9 months but nothing lasts that long.
January 4, 2019
10 months ago
Amazing Beer
I have brewed this twice. The beer is very dark, smooth, and rich in flavor. I keep the CO2 around 12 PSI in the kegerator. I used the WLP007 Dry English Ale - White Labs Yeast both times.
September 17, 2018
1 year ago
Excellent stout
This is a great stout kit!
March 8, 2018
1 year ago
Too thin for an imperial stout
This stout comes out really thin. Not impressed at all. Brewed 15 gallons to put in a bourbon barrel to age and wished I had known it was going to turn out like this. Buy some dark lme to boost it up a bit.
February 19, 2018
1 year ago
Response from MoreFlavor
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March 9, 2018
David W Staff
One of my favorites. Takes about 6 months to ferment in the bottle. I age another year then start opening. I have some that are 2 years old, keeps getting better and better.
January 26, 2018
1 year ago
Surprisingly good
My last Imperial Stout was a homemade all-grain recipe. I got lazy on the next one and went with this extract kit. With an otherwise high grain bill, extract is much easier in my setup. I added cocoa nibs, chili pepper, oak and bourbon, so can't comment on the taste of the kit by itself. But it made a great base and tasters say the result is better than my all grain batch which had the same additives.
January 24, 2018
1 year ago
It's good, but...
I've made this one twice, once with S-04, and once with US-05 yeast. Much better with of 05. My only complaint is, it's not dark enough!
November 16, 2017
My favorite aging beer, above all
This is the one I most want to keep for myself. It is stout-dark all the way and very bitter too, but neither in an unbalanced or bad way. I love that bitterness--it is totally by design and I'd have it no other way. I have bottles that are 9 months now, and it's the best bottle under my roof. My fav. beer is a pale ale, and on the dark side, this stout is #2, easy. I also find it is a worthwhile product as an extract batch, maybe no need to do all grain if you are meticulous and patient. I'm so happy with it that I will probably do it as extract again. *BTW, if you age this in secondary, (mine sat 2 months in cool-temp secondary) you absolutely need to add yeast at bottling. I used about 10g of the 11g S-04 dry yeast pack at bottling.
December 4, 2016
A Stout lovers dream
This is one that just keeps getting better!
This "Black Gold" is wonderful.., but it is not for the faint of hart. It has a bold taste that will linger for a wile on the pallet. The head is creamy and last for ever (or at least till you have your last sip). Aging is the key. You can enjoy it young, but patience is worth it. I just found several bottles that I had stashed and forgotten about over a year ago, I do not share these!
October 13, 2016