A meal in a glass Blacksmith’s Stout is thick and creamy. A good heavy drink that will fill you up.
The origins of stouts is not a simple one, especially because the exact difference between them and porters is disputed. Both terms originate from the 1700s but they were very different than modern day versions, in fact pale and brown stouts were common. One reason given is that stouts used roasted barley and porters didn’t, this is simply not true and in fact recipes were often quite common. The real defining difference was alcohol content, stouts were more alcoholic even with the dropping ABV rates. Over time stouts took over and managed to overtake it’s once popular sibling.
Blacksmith’s Stout should come out about 6%, don’t worry if yours is slightly different so long as it tastes good.
Supplied with kit
1 Large Grain Muslin bag.
2 Sterillising Tablets
Required (not supplied)
Pot of a minimum 6 litres volume
8 500ml bottles