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Keep It Simple Stout

Dry Stout (Irish)

All Grain


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Brewer/Contributor: Colin M. Brougham

Batch Size: 5.50 gal

Boil Size: 7.12 gal

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Keep It Simple Stout

Type: All Grain

Date: 11/2/2003

Batch Size: 5.50 gal

Brewer: Colin M. Brougham
Boil Size: 7.12 galAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: 48-Quart Cooler Mash Tun
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 50.00
Taste Notes: Kegged and cask-conditioned for a couple weeks before chilling. Tastes pretty good, will get better with age. A little on the thin side, due to low efficiency. A simple recipe, but I'd tweak it with a little more of the Special Roast or other toasted gra


AmountItemType% or IBU
7.50 lbPale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)Grain76.92 %
1.00 lbBarley, Flaked (2.0 SRM)Grain10.26 %
1.00 lbBlack Barley (Stout) (675.0 SRM)Grain10.26 %
0.25 lbSpecial Roast (50.0 SRM)Grain2.56 %
1.00 ozGoldings, East Kent [5.10 %] (60 min)Hops19.7 IBU
1.00 ozGoldings, East Kent [5.10 %] (30 min)Hops15.1 IBU
1.00 ozFuggles [4.40 %] (20 min)Hops10.3 IBU
1.00 itemsWhirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min)Misc
1 PkgsIrish Ale (White Labs #WLP004) [Starter 1420 ml]Yeast-Ale


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.031 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.031 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.009 SGMeasured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 2.88 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 3.38 %
Bitterness: 45.1 IBUCalories: 132 cal/pint
Est Color: 41.6 SRMColor:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out (60 Minute)Total Grain Weight: 9.75 lb
Sparge Water: 5.99 galGrain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 FTunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUEMash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out (60 Minute)
Step TimeNameDescriptionStep Temp
60 minMash InAdd 12.19 qt of water at 165.0 F150.0 F

Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Corn Sugar)Volumes of CO2: 1.8
Pressure/Weight: 1.2 ozCarbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 FAge for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F 



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