Lock, Stock, and Barrel Stout

Lock, Stock, and Barrel Stout is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 16.
  • y_2020, m_10, d_21, h_16
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.12
  • cp_2, bvpage2n
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_16
  • loc_en_US, sid_90-15195-00, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_mrbeer
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 117.76ms

Whiskey barrel-aged imperial stouts are the ultimate indulgence in the craft beer world. Unfortunately, it is difficult for the average homebrewer to get their hands on a whiskey barrel. This recipe fixes that problem by including oak chips that you can soak with whiskey (or any liquor) and add to your fermenter.

Customize Lock, Stock, and Barrel Stout

* Required Fields

Your Customization
Lock, Stock, and Barrel Stout Glass
Lock, Stock, and Barrel Stout

In stock




    What You Get

    2 Cans St. Patrick's Irish Stout Brewing Extract (HME)

    2 Packets of Dry Brewing Yeast (Under the Lid of the Brewing Extract)

    3 Packets of BrewMax LME Smooth

    1 Packet of Munich Malt

    1 Packet of Chocolate Malt

    1 Packet of Flaked Oats

    1 Packet of Fuggle Pellet Hops

    2 Packets of Oak Chips

    3 Hop Sacks

    1 Packet of Nottingham Yeast

    1 Packet of No-Rinse Cleanser

    You Provide

    About 1 Cup of Your favorite bourbon or whiskey (enough to cover the chips)

    For Fans Of

    Goose Island Bourbon Barrel Stout

    Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Burbon Barrel Stout

    Brew Specs

    Flavor: Malty

    Original Gravity: 1.098

    Final Gravity: 1.025

    ABV: 9.5%

    SRM: (Color): 82

    IBU: (Bitterness): 61

    STEP 1: Sanitizing

    Cleaning is one of the most important steps in brewing. It kills microscopic bacteria, wild yeast and molds that may cause off-flavors in your beer. Make certain to clean all equipment that comes in contact with your beer by following the directions below:

    1. Fill clean keg with warm water to line mark 1 on the back, then add ½ pack (about 1 tablespoon) of No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, the solution is ready to use. Save the remaining ½ of No-Rinse Cleanser because you will need it for bottling.

    2.Screw on lid and swirl the keg so that the cleaning solution makes contact with the entire interior of the keg, including the underside of the lid. Note that the ventilation notches under the lid may leak solution. Allow to sit for at least 2 minutes and swirl again.

    3.To clean the spigot, open it fully and allow liquid to flow for 5 seconds and then close.

    4.Pour the rest of the solution from the keg into a large bowl. Place your spoon/whisk, can opener and measuring cup into the bowl to keep them cleaned throughout the brewing process. Leave them immersed for at least 2 minutes in cleaning solution prior to using.

    5.After all surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, do not rinse or dry the keg or utensils. Return lid to top of keg, proceed immediately to brewing.


    Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.

    1. Place the oak chips into a small container, such as a small jar or bowl. Fill with whiskey until the chips are covered, then cover the container to prevent evaporation. Let this sit for 2 weeks, until addition.

    2. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract (you won’t be using this), then place the unopened can and BrewMax LMEs in hot tap water.

    3. Add all the packets of grains to a Muslin Hop Sacks tying it closed.

    4. Using a measuring cup, pour 8 cups of water into your clean 4-6 quart or larger pot (Use just enough water to cover the grains).Bring your pot of water up to above 155 degrees F.

    5. Add the grain sack to the hot water and steep for 30 minutes between 155-165 degrees.

    6. Carefully lift the grain sack out of the pot, and place into a strainer/colander. Rinse the sack over the pot with 1 cup of hot water each. Let drain. Do NOT squeeze the grain bag. Discard grain bag.

    7. Place 1/2 of the packet of Fuggle pellet hops into a hop sack, tying it closed, then trim away excess material.

    8. Bring grain water to a low rolling boil, add in hop sack, and let simmer at a low boil for 10 minutes.

    9. While this is boiling, place the remaining contents of Fuggle hops into a hop sack and trim away excess material.

    10. After the 10-minute boil has passed, add the 2nd hopsack and remove from heat.

    11. Open the can of Brewing Extract and LMEs and pour the contents into the hot mixture in your pot. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.

    12. Fill your fermenter with cold tap water to the mark 1 on the back. If using any other fermenter this would be approximately 1 gallon of water.

    13. Pour the wort, including the hop sacks, into your fermenter, and then bring the volume of the fermenter to mark 2 by adding more cold water. Leave the hop sacks in the wort for the duration of fermentation. (If you have a different fermenter top it off with cold water to the 8.5-liter mark).

    14. Stir your wort mixture vigorously with your sanitized spoon or whisk.

    15. Sprinkle the Nottingham yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.

    16. Put your fermenter in a location with a consistent temperature between 57° and 76° F (14°-24° C), and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 21 days.

    STEP 3: Extras

    Adding extras is the process of adding additional ingredients to a beer which will impart more flavor and aroma in your finished brew.

    1. At day 14 of fermentation quickly add the oak chips and bourbon to the fermenter and replace the lid. Ferment for 1 more week before bottling

    STEP 4: Bottling & Carbonating

    After 21 days, taste a small sample to determine if the beer is fully fermented and ready to bottle. If it tastes like flat beer, it is ready. If it’s sweet, then it’s not ready. Let it ferment for 3 more days (24 total). At this point it is time to bottle. Do not let it sit in the fermenter for longer than 21 days total.

    1.When your beer is ready to bottle, fill a 1-gallon container with warm water, then add the remaining ½ pack of the No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, it is ready to use.

    2.Distribute the cleaning solution equally among the bottles. Screw on caps (or cover with metal cap if using glass bottles) and shake bottles vigorously. Allow to sit 10 minutes, then shake the bottles again. Remove caps and empty all cleaning solution into a large bowl. Use this solution to clean any other equipment you may be using for bottling. Do not rinse.

    3.Add 2 Carbonation Drops to each 740-mL bottle. For 1-liter bottles, add 2 ½ drops; for ½-liter bottles add 1 drop. Alternatively, you can add table sugar using this table as a guide

    4.Holding the bottle at an angle, fill each bottle to about 2 inches from the bottle’s top.

    5.Place caps on bottles, hand tighten, and gently turn the bottle over to check the bottle’s seal. It is not necessary to shake them.

    6.Store the bottles upright and out of direct sunlight in a location with a consistent temperature between 70°-76°F or 21°-24°C. Allow to sit for a minimum of 14 days. If the temperature is cooler than suggested it may take an additional week to reach full carbonation. 

    Tip from our Brewmasters

    After the primary carbonation has taken place your beer is ready to drink. We recommend putting 1 bottle in the refrigerator at first for 48 hrs. After 48hrs. give it a try and if it is up to your liking put the rest of your beer in the fridge. If it does not taste quite right, leave the bottles out at room temp for another week or so. Keep following this method until your brew tastes just how you like it. 

    This process is called conditioning and during this time the yeast left in your beer can help clean up any off flavors. Almost everything gets a little better with time and so will your beer.

    Rated 5 out of 5 by Big Mac from Good beer I just started drinking LSB Stout. Had a lot of doubts while brewing but on the first ready date, the beer tastes like an $8 pint. Not to sweet and not boozy. I did use rum instead of whiskey. First time I did the partial mash process. Simmering the wort for 30 minutes and following the instructions made the difference. The extra effort was well worth it . I will not recommend to friends because they will come over and drink it up.
    Date published: 2020-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Hokie88 from Off Script, Brandy Barrel Aged Holiday Stout In February 2018 I decided to take a shot at my own special holiday beer. I added clove and nutmeg to the boil and cinnamon sticks to the fermenter. I used brandy instead of bourbon to soak the oak chips. I also added a cup of brown sugar to amp up the abv over 10. Then i left the bottles in a dark corner of my basement until Christmas. (i did sneak a pint in mid-summer, so i knew in advance that this was going to be a special beer). The end product is exceptional! Rich and boozy with a hint of brandy aroma and a taste of holiday spice. Perhaps not for everyone, but exactly what i was after. If you're using the old, 2 gallon, plastic fermenting barrel you'll want to keep it in a plastic container of some kind. I typically place my fermenter on a towel, just in case. The towel was not enough. It was soaked through and ruined, but i'll gladly sacrifice an old towel for this brew. Sip it slowly in good company. I've still got a few pints for my next special occasion.
    Date published: 2019-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Ronaldo from Excellent A friend brewed this and was nice enough to share. I've got to say this is by far the best mr.beer recipe ove tried so far. I look forward to brewing my own. Very smooth bourbon/oak/chocolate flavor. As the beer warmed the aroma/flavor only got better
    Date published: 2018-12-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by 76shovel from Getting better all the time I managed to wait nearly 6 months before I gave in and had a bottle. I really like this brew. I am currently on my 4th edition makeing slight changes each time, can’t wait for the results. No a cheap recipe but worth it.
    Date published: 2018-05-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by caedenburn from Lock, Stock and OMG!! After 4 months of waiting patiently, I finally got to sample this brew. It turned out better than expected because I made a mistake in the recipe and added all of the malts instead of half as instructed, OOPs my bad.
    Date published: 2017-11-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Just amazing! This is a heavy, tasty brew. This brew got my brother, a stout fanatic, admit he would pay top dollar for a brew like this in stores.
    Date published: 2020-10-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Rich65 from Ls&b Bought this a couple a months ago and have bottled in the glass bottles from mr beer. Can’t wait to try this. Fun recipe to make
    Date published: 2018-03-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by KingCretin from Great tasting and fun to make! Don't let the length of time conditioning takes intimidate you. This is one worth brewing.
    Date published: 2017-10-08
    • y_2020, m_10, d_21, h_16
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.12
    • cp_2, bvpage2n
    • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_16
    • loc_en_US, sid_90-15195-00, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_mrbeer
    • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
    • CLOUD, getReviews, 2.97ms