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Old 07-31-2011, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default Stout Kit Recommendations Please

I've been looking forward to trying my first stout recipe, and was wondering if someone could recommend a stout kit they have purchased online. Here is what I am looking for....a creamy, little bit towards the sweeter side stout...something I might be able to add some coffee flavor to.

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Old 07-31-2011, 04:26 PM   #2
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Are you looking for a complete extract kit, or are you willing to try a partial mash? I just cracked a bottle of Northern Brewers Oatmeal Stout Partial Mash and I think it's fantastic. The body is a bit light, but the flavor is simply delicious. I believe they have an all extract kit as well, which if it's anywhere near the partial mash, you will be pleasantly surprised. I would definitely recommend you try it.

P.S. I tasted the beer at 6 weeks, and am looking forward to it in a few more weeks...it's going to get better.
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:34 PM   #3
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AHS Double Chocolate Stout. Guarunteed crowd pleaser with great roasted flavors and sweet chocolate balance. Great for mixing with cider or adding flavors to like coffee, raspberry, mint, etc. Ive always got some variation of it on tap.
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:33 AM   #4
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I've liked both the Irish Stout from Brewer's Best and from Listermann, though they're wildly different recipes.
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:03 PM   #5
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thanks for the input...that AHS Double kit gets great reviews on the website, think I might go in that direction.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:33 PM   #6
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AHS Oatmeal Stout. You'll love it!
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I took Northern Brewer's sweet stout kit and added 1lb dark DME and .5oz Williamette. came out fantastic! A nice coffee/chocolatey aroma, sweet but the little bit of extra hops gives it some balance.
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