Bad Cat Stout

Source: Kent Wilkinson
Recipe added: 08/21/97

This is my favorite stout. I named it bad cat stout because of my cat Gus, who got in the way at nearly every step of brewing. He left a couple cat hairs as an adjuct. You may wish to leave the cat hairs out of yours.


Recipe type: Extract
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Starting Gravity: 1.076
Finishing Gravity: 1.026
Time in Boil: 60 minutes
Primary Fermentation: 10 days



Add quick oats and flaked barley to 3 gallons of water in kettle. Heat to 155 degrees F and hold for 30 minutes. Strain out grains, then add crushed crystal malt, Karafa, and black patent and slowly heat water until boil just starts, then strain out grains. Remove kettle from heat and stir in 7 lbs dark malt extract syrup (John Bull) and 1 lb honey. Stir until syrup and honey go into suspension, then return to heat and bring to boil. Add 2 oz. of East Kent Golding hops and boild for 60 minutes. Pour 1.5 gallons of cold water into carboy, then strain wort into carboy. Let cool to 70 degrees F and pitch pre-activated Wyeast Irish Ale Yeast. Let ferment and bottle with 3/4 cup corn sugar. Condition for one month.
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