October 2020 Recipe Idea - Pimping Up A Stout
It's really easy to use a kit as a base and then add extra ingredients to make it into something special. So how about turning a can of John Bull Irish Stout into an Irish Cafe Creme Stout.
Remember to sterilise all equipment before use.
1 - Put the unopened can of stout in hot water to help liquify the LME.
2 - Bring 2 pints of water to the boil in a large pan.
3 - Add the Lactose to the pan of water and bring back to the boil over a medium heat stirring all the time until it turns clear.
4 - Now carefully add 20tsp of coffee to the lactose syrup in the pan.
4 - Empty the Stout can into your 25 litre brewing bucket and pour on 4 pints of boiling water and stir.
5 - Pour in the pan of lactose & coffee syrup to the bucket and mix together.6 - Add the sugar and Spray Malt and stir until dissolved.
7 - Top up with cold water to the 23 litre mark.
8 - Taste the wort and then add extra coffee to taste.
9 - Add the yeast and ferment as normal.
- Davin Kenwood