BeerSmith's Dry Irish Stout (16 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: BeerSmith (Shared)
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Brewer: Brad Smith
Batch Size: 5.00 galStyle: Dry Stout (13A)
Boil Size: 6.52 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 32.6 SRMEquipment: Pot and Cooler ( 5 Gal/19 L) - All Grain
Bitterness: 41.8 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.039 (9.7° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body
Est FG: 1.009 SG (2.4° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 3.8%Taste Rating: 44.0

Amount Name Type #
5.00 gal Dublin, Ireland Water 1
10.00 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60 min) Misc 2
5 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (2.5 SRM) Grain 3
2 lbs Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM) Grain 4
1 lbs Black Barley (Stout) (500.0 SRM) Grain 5
2.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.0%] - First Wort Hops 6
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10 min) Misc 7
1.0 pkgs Irish Ale (Wyeast Labs #1084) Yeast 8

Taste Notes

One of my favorite stock beers - I always keep a keg on hand. Rich flavored dry Irish Stout that is very simple to make. Perfect every time!


A very simple all grain beer that produces a great Guiness-style taste every time. So light in body that I have even made black and tans with it using a full body pale ale in the bottom of the glass.


A Personal Favorite

by BeerSmith

One of my favorite recipes to brew in the winter. Gives a nice dry Irish stout with a relatively clean finish. I usually have a keg on tap in the winter.

I'll give this a go

by lmorse

I love a good stout. Might try this soon.

by jimieb99

looks killer will do very soon

Next on my list

by Curly55

Always looking for a good go to, hard to mess up, recipe for the basics that everyone should have on hand.


by Dario

This was a great beer for the cold winter months. Don't forget to take the leap of faith and sour a small % of the wort.

Highly recommended

by DrJones

Highly recommended dry stout - easy recipe, ferments quickly, very good!

A Big Hit

by roychuckbrew

Roy [of roychuckbrew] has a keg in the frig. I have started an empty mug club - I show up at his house on the weekends with an empty mug and asked to have it filled! It's early September, and hot - still very satisfying. I can just imagine it in the dead of winter watching a Blackhawks game.

Wonderful beer and extremely simple

by gwlove

This was the first beer I made when I went to all-grain brewing. It was simple, easy to sparge, and made a wonderful beer. I can see why this is a favorite of the creator of the Beer Smith software. I will definitely make this one or two times every year, especially during the winter months. It is nice that it is so light so as the old saying goes, you can get happy without getting hammered!

Simple, rich, tasty

by vinpaysdoc

I've been brewing about 5 months and this may be the best recipe I've come across yet. This will soon be a staple at my house.

Great Irish Stout

by Dibbs

I haven't brewed this style before, but this recipe turned out great and everyone loves it. I'm entering it in the Hogtown contest in a couple weeks. Great recipe.

Excellent stout

by remnarctrebor

Made an edited version based on this recipe and it turned out great. Will definitely be coming back to this one

Good Stout, Simple

by ElloPoppet

This was my first brew. Decided to add a little acid malt to gain that sour aspect.
Turned out great!
Will be brewing this every St. Patty's Day

Excellent Recipe

by geffthebricky

After trying around a dozen stout recipes I thought I would give this one a go when i seen the reviews. I wasn't expecting much as it is such a simple formula. After 2 weeks in the fermenter and a only a week in the bottle I am very pleased. Will brew this over and over. If anyone is interested I used Muntons Gold yeast which I like in dark beers. If you like stout i would highly recomend you try this, Thanks Geoff. UK

Great Stout

by Test10

One of my favorite stout recipes

10 grams Gypsum in 5 gallons?

by Tenix

This recipe calls for 10 grams Gypsum added to Dublin water. Isn't that a lot of Gypsum for a 5 gallon batch?

Pre boil the Flaked Barley?

by aadclemens

Want to brew this beer but I'm wondering: did you pre-treat the barley flakes, Brad?

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