Fall is fast approaching, which puts me in the mood for a nice stout. I only do one stout, and this is it: Wishing Well, a classic dry stout. Dry stout or Irish stout is a very simple style: jet black, roasty, with a nice malt backbone but no sweetness, and a very full body. Wishing Well has a very full flavor and body, but is only 4.2% ABV, a perfect session stout.
The recipe for a dry stout is pretty simple–barley, flaked barley, and roasted barley–and you can’t really change it, because it stops being a dry stout. I’ve tried, doesn’t work. Make this if you want a perfect beer for cooler weather:
Estimated OG: 1.040 SG Estimated Color: 32.8 SRM Estimated IBU: 41.4 IBUs Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 % Est Mash Efficiency: 75.3 % Boil Time: 60 Minutes Ingredients: ------------ Amt Name Type # %/IBU 6 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain 1 66.7 % 2 lbs Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM) Grain 2 22.2 % 1 lbs Roasted Barley (500.0 SRM) Grain 3 11.1 % 2.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.50 %] - Boil 60.0 Hop 4 41.4 IBUs 1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 5 - Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out