Guinness-ish StoutBatch Size:5 gal.
Brewed By: Diggers Fox Island BrewingEfficiency:60%
Malt NameWt. (lbs.)% of Mash
Pale Malt 2-Row (Briess)866.7
Flaked Barley216.7
Roasted Barley18.3
Crystal (60L).54.2
Wheat Malt
Total Weight12.00
Mash & Sparge Water info.
Strike Temp.Mash In GallonsSparge GallonsSparge Temp.
172.1F3.4 gal.4.2 gal.170F
Hop VarietyAlpha Acid %Amt. (oz.)Boil (min.)Hop IBU
Kent Goldings - Pellet4.7516022.0
Cascade - Pellet5.751109.7
Beer Stats
Estimated Beer ColorSGABV(%)AA(%)Balance Value (BV)
48 SRM1.0505.176.01.35
FGIBUCaloriesTarget BV
(per 16 oz. Pint)
Target Beer Style Info. & Typical Ingredients
Sweet Stout

SG Range: 1.044 to 1.060
FG Range: 1.012 to 1.024
IBU Range: 20 to 40
SRM Range: 30 to 40
The sweetness in most Sweet Stouts comes from a lower bitterness level than dry stouts and a high percentage of unfermentable dextrins. Lactose, an unfermentable sugar, is frequently added to provide additional residual sweetness. Base of pale malt, and may use roasted barley, black malt, chocolate malt, crystal malt, and adjuncts such as maize or treacle. High carbonate water is common.
This information is derived from the BJCP Style Guidelines, 2008 edition, with permission of the copyright owner, Beer Judge Certification Program, Inc. The most current version of the full guidelines can be found on the BJCP website,
Session Notes
Yeast Strain(s) Used: WLP004 Irish Ale
Fermentaion Temp: 68F
Some tricks to get that special taste/feel of Guinness:... 1) The 2 lbs of Flaked Barley helps with the creamy head. ...2) Use .25 lbs of Acidulated Malt in the mash (not listed in the grain bill because it is not an option in the drop down menu for grains)...3) Sour 2 bottles or cans of Guinness by leaving the contents out in a bowl for 4-7 days before brew day. Add the soured at flame out.... 4)Make your yeast starter 24 hrs prior to brewing and add a bottle of Guinness to the starter at pitch time.