Easy Home Brewing – Irish Stout

Welcome to another “Easy Home Brewing” video. Here, I show how to brew a Stout beer. I’ve done this before, and it was fantastic.

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  1. For what it's worth… I put a big pot of water on the stove and add the ingredients into it. The beauty of this is you can add heat as necessary to melt everything being careful not to burn the mix. Then with a lid on the pot/wort I allow the brew to cool before pouring it in a plastic fermenter. The reason I do that is I think hot water will be hard on plastic pails.

  2. I just made my first irish stout it was the bone dry irish stout kit since im still new. My beer tastes good but it is very thin with no head. Admitedly I was kinda rushed when dropping yhe temp when i added yeast and it took longer to fall than I expected. But what can i do to get a better thicker head.

  3. Many thanks I love my Guinness but after losing my job to I'll health I can no longer afford to buy beer . I have just ordered my brewing kit so looking forward to my first brew and a new hobby . Thanks for the video Craig

  4. I didn't know I should check the hydrometer before adding the yeast so I checked it 5 or 10min after I added it. It showed 1.025. Anyone got an idea how I can find the ABV when the fermantation is over?

  5. watched lots of your videos, love them, IDK if this has been mentioned before but it would be cool if you could put a link at the end of your video linking to the taste test you mentioned. not sure how easy that is to do. thanks for the videos!

  6. bought the half malt half dextrose bag and the coopers stout today. the kit came with lager but when that's fermented i will stout.The only reason i bought the kit was so i could stout.my first ever home brew was with the kit this week with lager.other wise i would of had to buy the stock pot the can the bottles hops grains but with this video i can just add it staight to the fermenter. never thought it possible and that easy.

  7. I have 2 cans of briess LME and 3lbs of DME both LME and DME Are dark how many gallons would you suggest 6 or 7? I also have some hops I was wanting to boil and to dry hop

  8. First off.. Big thank you for your videos. You really help me getting started with brewing and avoiding lots of mistakes (I hope). Done one batch now.. Just waiting for my hydrometer to arrive and I can start mixing the "strangest" things together. Beer is expensive here in Norway as well, but my main reason is the pride of learning how to make great beer myself. I don't really understand how that nice drum solo at the end was a blooper though…

  9. hello Craig, some good vids you make here, bought my coopers start set today, and my first home-brew is fermenting as I write this 🙂

    now its a long wait, but worth it (I hope…)

  10. Nice video, thanks!

    I've just finished a batch of Coopers' Stout myself. After reading up on it, I came across some tips on how to improve the taste of the final product. In essence, just before bottling the stout, I brewed about a cup of ground Colombian coffee in 1/2 litre of water (in a french press) for 4 minutes, mixed it with the priming sugar and poured it into the bottling bucket (where the beer was awaiting to be siphoned into bottles). I sampled (tasted) the stout before and after adding the coffee to it and I must say that the coffee seemed to give it a more pronounced "roasted grain" taste, which is what coffee essentially is: roasted grain. Not too much extra taste, but just enough to tell.

    According to some guys on internet forums who have done this procedure a few times, it is highly recommended NOT TO brew the coffee for more than 4 minutes, as it will turn bitter and impact the stout's taste in a negative manner. Supposedly, adding properly brewed coffee also makes it acquire a superior taste as it ages in the bottle. Finally, some have also pointed out that it is not recommended to add the coffee at the primary fermentation, but only at bottling along with the priming sugar (perhaps because coffee doesn't ferment well?).

    That said, I can't wait until the secondary fermentation is complete in about 2 weeks to sample the final product! Cheers!  😀

  11. Love your videos.I've put down a couple homebrews today on brewday and had a question.When you are using that sink in your basement does any of those lead paint chips fall in your beer and if so do you leave them in or strain them out.lol

  12. Brewing a muntons Irish Stout 2nite….
    Any advice on Batch Priming ( Next week) ?
    How many cups of sugar does it take 2 prime a 5 US Gallon batch?
    Hope alls well..Keep the vids coming
    CHEERS !!!

  13. One thing I would recommend for people new to brewing is to rehydrate your yeast in a sanitized glass measuring cup with 1 cup of warm (preboiled) water.  Just pitch the yeast on top of the water and don't stir.  Sanitize some foil wrap and cover it for about 15 minutes then give it a gentle stir and let it sit for another 15 minutes.  Do this while you make the wort.  This reactivates the yeast and makes them more productive so they get right to work when you pitch.

  14. My mother previously had very severe yeast infection ever since she was 16. She’s now 34 and only recently eradicated her yeast infection. She found the Yeast Infection Destroyer (Google it) and this method showed her how to heal yeast infections. She smiles far more, which is brilliant to see. You’re able to successfully treat your yeast infection if you wish to. It just takes a suitable solution.

  15. Love the vids Craig fantastic stuff for starting to get into home brewing. Hoping to get into it myself soon just need to get to my nearest supply shop in Ireland and price my materials. Hopefully I'll do your knowledge justice and brew up a winner. Keep it up mate I'll keep following you.

  16. Believe it or not, where I live in the U.S., all our store bought beer is 3.2% or less. No matter what brand, If you want anything stronger you have to buy it in a state operated liquor store, or brew it yourself..

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