Staggerback Stout - Archived

Staggerback Stout - Archived is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 17.
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Tasting this stout will make you stagger back in amazement! Dark, roasted and delicious, this beer will make you feel all warm inside. Best drank at about 50 to 55°F so that the balance of hops and malt are at their most complex.

$34.95
SKU
90-15057-00
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What You Get

1 American Porter Brewing Extract (HME)

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

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

1 Packet of No-Rinse Cleanser


Your Provide

1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar


For Fans Of

Guinness Extra Stout

Bar Harbor Brewing Cadilac Mountain Stout


Brew Specs

Flavor: Malty

Original Gravity: 1.075

Final Gravity: 1.015

ABV: 6.7%

SRM: (Color): 40

IBU: (Bitterness): 91

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.


STEP 2: 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. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the cans of Brewing Extract, then place the unopened cans in hot tap water.

2. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot, mix in the 1 cup of brown sugar and bring the mixture to a boil then remove from heat.

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

4. 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.

5. Pour the wort into your fermenter, and then bring the volume of the fermenter to mark 2 by adding more cold water. (If you have a different fermenter top it off with cold water to the 8.5-liter mark).

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

7. Sprinkle both the yeast packets into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.

Put your fermenter in a location with a consistent temperature between 70° and 78° F (21°-25° C), and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 21 days.


STEP 3: 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 24 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 WWDeb from LOVE STAGGERBACK STOUT!!!!!! This was our second batch of Mr. Beer that we had brewed. The directions were a little quirky and did not say if 100% of both cans were needed to produce the 2 gallons that our brewer holds. After splitting the recipe in half and realizing that there was not 2 gallons of product, we added ALL of the ingredients and waaaaa laaaa! Fantastic tasting beer in 2 weeks! Some folks said to let it sit for 6 months but we could not wait! I like that it is a little hoppy and not real heavy. I hope this helps you decide to try it out! We will definitely brew more in the future!
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrDaveGuitar from Finally, a stout recipe with body I have tried multiple stout recipes from Mr Beer over the years, but after all was said and done, they would taste like a stout, but seemed thin in mouthfeel, and none would hold onto a head. All that changed with this recipe and I look forward to many future batches. The head was thick and lasted through half of the drinking session. The body was as thick as if it were pulled from a tap in a County Kerry Pub. My search is over.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by Airborne from Outstanding Beer "Great celebration-just want a stronger flavor in a beer.I plan to make my next batch with 1cup oatmeal to dampen the bitterness. "
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by CaptRichard from Great ABV, Good Place To Start a Stout I've brewed quite a few stouts and wanted to have more bang for my buck (higher ABV). This was a great place to start. Use the Beer Forum to see how to modify the recipe to improve mouthfeel and play with additional dry hops to get a slightly different aroma. Even if you drink it straight, it's well worth the extra money for the extra ABV.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gluek from Solid strong stout This is another easy recipe and turned out very well. They are not kidding when they say 2-6 months conditioning. It improved with age. Has a good strong hop bitterness, which gets a bit more mellow and complex with age. I saved a couple bottles a year and they were most excellent. Quality and convenience are 5 stars.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike W from My favorite so far This is my third batch from Mr beer. I wanted a little higher ABV so I added a BrewMax LME SoftPack - Robust, 2 Booster Packs, U.S. Goldings Pellet Hops and used the Safale S-04 Dry Ale Yeast. It turned out so well that my wife who was not a fan of Stout beer wants to drink this all the time now. Will definitely be getting a bigger fermenter and making a lot more of this.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fled95 from Pleasant surprise This is about the 10th batch from mr. Beer that I have brewed and it was definitely my favorite. Sampled at 5 weeks and was very impressed; smooth with nice aftertaste. Thinking it should only get better. Will definitely order again.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simone from Partner Loved It My partner raved about it, but he consumed it around the 3rd month so it never got to the sixth month. He's been asking me to make it again. Will be doing it soon and hopefully be enjoyed in the winter.
Date published: 2015-07-04
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