Stout is a dark beer made using roasted malt or roasted barley, hops, water and yeast. Stouts were traditionally the generic term for the strongest or stoutest porters, typically 7% or 8%, produced by a brewery. The name porter was first used in 1721 to describe a dark brown beer that had been made with roasted malts.
Irish stout is easy to brew and perfect for any weather. Irish stout is also incredibly easy to brew. With just three grains, one hops, and a nicely attenuative dry yeast, you can turn this around in a couple of weeks if you keg your beer.
Ingredients6.5 lbs. ( 2.9 kg) pale malt.8 oz. ( 0.22 kg) crystal malt (80 °L)6 oz. ( 0.17 kg) roasted black unmalted barley.7 AAU Kent Goldings hops (1.4 oz./40 g of 5% alpha acids)12 oz. lactose (boiled for 10 minutes, added at kegging)Wyeast 1028 (London Ale) yeast.