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Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« on: January 20, 2017, 08:17:06 PM »
The title says it all. In my years of brewing, I've never brewed a Dry Irish Stout. I'm planning to put one on tap for St. Patty's this year, and I'd love to have something in the ballpark of a Murphy's. Any recipe suggestions?
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Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2017, 10:20:26 PM »
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipes/

Have you checked the AHA website recipe section. That is one place I start when looking for recipes to try. Hope this helps!
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Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2017, 01:51:04 AM »
Tom Schmidlin posted a dry stout to the wiki.  S'posed to be good.  Been on my "to brew" list but ain't got 'er done yet.  I'd try that one.
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Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2017, 02:12:53 PM »
This is the recipe I use: Use enough British Pale Malt to hit 1.045 in your brewery (~5 lb Golden Promise in mine) and add 25% Flaked Barley, and 10% Black Roasted Barley for a 150*F 60 min mash. Use East Kent Goldings at 60 min to hit ~40 IBU(s). I like S-33 yeast for this beer.


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Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2017, 03:01:55 PM »
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipes/

Have you checked the AHA website recipe section. That is one place I start when looking for recipes to try. Hope this helps!

I have, but to be honest I've seen enough bad recipes on the internet that I won't brew a recipe unless it comes from a source I trust. Plus, water treatment is so important in dark beers, that a dry stout recipe is pretty much incomplete unless it addresses water explicitly. For that reason alone, I'll probably start with Martin's recipe from his Irish brewing water article in Zymurgy a while back.

Martin's recipe is pretty simple - Pale Ale malt, Roast Barley and Flaked barley with EKG's. I've seen other recipes that include Chocolate malt, Crystal malt ranging from Medium to Extra Dark, Special Roast and Munich. Anyone have any strong feelings on any of these?
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Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2017, 03:41:17 PM »
I do add salts but I don't post them because they are based on my water and I figure everyone's water is different.


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Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2017, 03:45:50 PM »
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipes/

Have you checked the AHA website recipe section. That is one place I start when looking for recipes to try. Hope this helps!

I have, but to be honest I've seen enough bad recipes on the internet that I won't brew a recipe unless it comes from a source I trust. Plus, water treatment is so important in dark beers, that a dry stout recipe is pretty much incomplete unless it addresses water explicitly. For that reason alone, I'll probably start with Martin's recipe from his Irish brewing water article in Zymurgy a while back.

Martin's recipe is pretty simple - Pale Ale malt, Roast Barley and Flaked barley with EKG's. I've seen other recipes that include Chocolate malt, Crystal malt ranging from Medium to Extra Dark, Special Roast and Munich. Anyone have any strong feelings on any of these?

I think simple is good.  If you want it dry I'd avoid crystal malts.  The most recent stout I made I used equal parts roast barley and chocolate.  I like the chocolate addition and the stout did well in competition. 
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Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2017, 03:49:36 PM »
I have not brewed one of these in years. But I did recently have some Guinness. I only tasted pale malt, roasted barley and neutral hops to about 35ibu. It was surprisingly thin in regards to body. So I would say Martins is probably pretty close if not just pale/ roast. 


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Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2017, 03:54:51 PM »
I like mine.
1.040
60% Golden P
20% Flaked B
15% Roasted B
5% Black B
148f for 90 5.5ph
75 ca
10 mg
8 na
104 cl
0 so4
107 hco3
30 IBU from Challenger
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Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2017, 07:26:46 PM »
Martin's recipe and method is the best out there. For one, it uses the grist Guinness allegedly uses. Lastly, it just makes a legit, delicious beer.
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Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2017, 03:40:29 AM »
Martin's recipe and method is the best out there. For one, it uses the grist Guinness allegedly uses. Lastly, it just makes a legit, delicious beer.
I can vouch for this guy's advice when it comes to stouts. When I get around to brewing another dry stout I think I'll try Martin's

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Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2017, 11:17:57 PM »
http://barclayperkins.blogspot.nl/2013/11/lets-brew-wednesday-1923-courage-stout.html

It's dry, and it's a stout, though I suppose it's not what everyone thinks of when they think dry stout...

But I'm eschewing a Guinness clone in favor of rebrewing this recipe this year, so take that for what it's worth...
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Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2017, 11:37:02 PM »
Anyone remember when Martin's article was? I can never get Zym app to work very well on my phone. I'm sure I have hard copy, just looking for someone to point me in the right direction

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Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2017, 11:48:11 PM »
Anyone remember when Martin's article was? I can never get Zym app to work very well on my phone. I'm sure I have hard copy, just looking for someone to point me in the right direction

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November/December 2013 Zymurgy, Frank. Good stuff.
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Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2017, 11:48:38 PM »
Thanks Jon

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