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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 or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.
Item # KIT185
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Availability California - In Stock
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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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Good price with good reviews. Free shipping over $49.99
Jerry M on Feb 6, 2018
Good price with good reviews. Free shipping over $49.99
Jerry M on Feb 6, 2018
Brewed it before and love it
Curtis B on Jan 15, 2018
Brewed it before and love it
Curtis B on Jan 15, 2018

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Should be a porter, not a stout. My friend and I made a 10 gallon batch. At the moment we are aging it in a Bourbon Barrel, however before we put it in there we mixed it with a breakfast Stout to give it more color and depth.
The barrel holds approximately 12 gallons.
Should be ready in about 2 weeks I'm sure it'll taste good but it's not a stout.
February 1, 2018
1 month ago
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 month 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 month 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
Loved This stout
This was the second stout I have ever brewed. I added 1 pound of organic chocolate nibs during secondary fermetation for a few weeks, I also added 1/2 pound of cocoa powder. A really smooth stout. Next time I will be adding a touch of milk sugar and some expresso. Everyone loved this brew it went rather quickly !
July 5, 2015
great stout
I brewed this using the best of both worlds yeast with great results. I first brewed shallow grave porter and then dumped the stout on the yeast cake. I leave it go for three weeks than bottle in liter bottles. I also bottle some 12oz bottles to test each month for the next 9 months to a year. This beer and both the porter are amazing. Cannot say which I like better
June 13, 2015
Brewed this, aged it for a few weeks in a bourbon barrel and then into the keg to age for 6 months. So far everyone has loved it (maybe a little too much). My wife says it is the best beer I have ever made. This makes a perfect winter brew. This next batch will hopefully age a year. The alcohol was still a little forward although mine did come out on the high end (8.5%)
October 15, 2014
I brewed this and used a few additives during bottling. It was a fun little experiment. Try peppers, oak cubes, and whisky soaked oak cubes. Vanilla might also be nice but I haven't tried yet. Most of the trials were very tasty.
May 30, 2014