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Offline Pope of Dope

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Clean stout
« on: January 27, 2018, 08:17:34 AM »
Want to brew a Stout that drinks easy, almost like a lager or crisp summer ale.  Any suggestions?
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Re: Clean stout
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 12:56:37 PM »
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My thought would be, if you have a stout recipe you like, keep all the grains and hops in proportion,  but scale everything down to a low gravity.  I believe the Guinness you get in the pubs in Ireland is about 3.5% abv.  And it drinks very easy.
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Clean stout
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 03:07:23 PM »
Though I’ve not brewed this beer, here’s an idea to look into:

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Re: Clean stout
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 12:55:45 PM »
I was going to say the same thing as BrewBama.  Brad Smith's dry Irish stout recipe has worked out well for me.  Here's a link to the Brewsmith format recipe for that stout.

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Re: Clean stout
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 01:46:57 PM »
That's a pretty classic recipe posted. But if you are asking for a "Stout that drinks like a lager" it sounds to me that you are really looking for a Schwarzbier.

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Re: Clean stout
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 02:32:20 PM »
Aside from Guinness clones, this is the most easy-drinking Stout recipe I've brewed:

That being said, it needs that English yeast fruityness, so it's certainly not lager clean. However, lowering the final gravity and serving on cask/low carbonation made for a dry beer that didn't linger on the palette at all. Nice and crisp.
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