Midnight Stout

This is more or less the Foreign Extra Stout recipe from Brewing Classic Styles with Fuggles hops instead of Kent Goldings. The wort tasted realy nice and chocolatey so I’m expecting good things. I used 3 sachets of Coopers kit yeast as I didn’t have any other yeast on hand. Pitched at 22C and targeted fermentation at 18C. Fermentation took off like a rocket – it was already bubbling when I checked it in the morning (less than 8 hours after pitching). I brewed it at night (I usually do my brewing at night) hence the name Midnight Stout.

Style Information

Name: Foreign Extra Stout
Recipe Type: All Grain

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Maris Otter Malt 6.3 kg
Roasted Barley 0.35 kg
Crystal, Bairds Dark 0.28 kg
Crystal, Bairds Medium 0.28 kg
Chocolate, Bairds Pale 0.25 kg


Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Fuggles 0.07 kg 5.7% 0.399 60


Name Amount Notes
Coopers 21g

Mash Steps

Name Step Type Step Time Temperature
Saccharification Rest Infusion 60 68 C


Amount: 30 L
Water Description: Nelson City Water Supply
Time: 60 minutes
Target Batch Size: 23 liters


Estimated OG: 1.070
Estimated FG: 1.018
Estimated ABV: 6.85%
Actual OG: 1.070
Actual FG: 1.016
Actual ABV: 7.11%
Bitterness: 44 IBU

Tasting notes

11 May 2014: I've very happy with how this one turned out. It's a rich roasty choclaty stout with a bit of sweetness but not too much.

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