Making Beer at Home: Stout
500 g/1 lb 1-1/2oz malt extract
50 g/1-|oz black malt grains
250 g/8-3/4oz soft brown sugar
20g/3/4oz Wye Northdown (Fuggle) hops
4 litres/7 pints soft water
1 Boil the hops and grains together for one hour then strain out the solids, stir in the malt and sugar, add cold water to make up to 4.8 litres/8-¼ pints. Add the yeast when cool.
2 Ferment under a loose cover, skimming and stirring on the second and third days.
3 When fermentation finishes, rack, prime with 20 ml (4 level teaspoons) of castor sugar, bottle, seal and store for at least three weeks.
Makes 4.5 litres/8 pints.