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Mackeson Triple Stout Clone

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Beer Style: stout, sweet stout, English stout
Recipe Type: extract stout, sweet stout, English stout


It took me three tries, but I finally got a batch that was closer to the original Mackeson sweet stout than I could have hoped for. It was wonderful! After aging about three months, it was as wonderfully smooth, dark, and sweet as the real Mackeson. Maybe better.


  • 7 pounds, Australian light syrup
  • 1 pound, chocolate malt, cracked
  • 1-1/2 pounds, black patent malt
  • 12 ounces, crystal malt, cracked
  • 12 ounces, lactose
  • 2 ounces, Kent Goldings leaf hops
  • 1 teaspoon, salt
  • 1 teaspoon, citric acid
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons, yeast nutrient
  • ale yeast

OG: 1.057 FG: 1.022
Secondary Ferment: 5-6 weeks


Bring extract syrup and enough water to make 3 gallons to boil. Add crystal malt. Boil 10 minutes. Add hops. Boil 5 minutes. Turn off heat. Add chocolate and black patent malt in grain bag. Steep 10 minutes. Sparge grain bag with 2 gallons boiling water. Add lactose. Pitch yeast and ferment. When bottling, prime with malt extract.

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