Category Archives: Stouts and Porters

Last Chance: Dark Lord Imperial Stout Clone – via Great Fermentations Brewer’s Reserve Series

The “Snark Lord” via Great Fermentations: “Get ready for Snark Lord, a big, delicious imperial Stout modeled after a “dark” commercially available beer with a strikingly similar name. We developed this beer kit as part of our Brewer’s Reserve line of beer kits based partially on the fact that the commercial version is only sold one day a year. We figured, why not make a snarky version of our own? A grain bill with loads of specialty grains gives this imperial stout a wonderful base on which cold-brewed coffee and vanilla is added. With a high original gravity, this makes quite the potent brew that can develop further complexity with age! We highly recommend saving back a few bottles in your beer cellar and bringing them out after six months or longer. What you’ll discover when you open an aged bottle of this luxurious stout is a beer full of rich, heady flavors and aromas. All hail the Snark Lord!”

As of this posting, Great Fermentations has released all grain and extract recipe versions of this clone as part of their Brewer’s Reserve series of recipe kits.  Prices start at $49.99 and bundle with flat rate shipping.  These recipes are limited release and this one is going way soon. Check the Brewer’s Reserve Page for current offerings.

Brewer’s Reserve Kits at Great Fermentations

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Dark Lord Imperial Stout Clone – via Great Fermentations Brewer’s Reserve Series

The “Snark Lord” via Great Fermentations: “Get ready for Snark Lord, a big, delicious imperial Stout modeled after a “dark” commercially available beer with a strikingly similar name. We developed this beer kit as part of our Brewer’s Reserve line of beer kits based partially on the fact that the commercial version is only sold one day a year. We figured, why not make a snarky version of our own? A grain bill with loads of specialty grains gives this imperial stout a wonderful base on which cold-brewed coffee and vanilla is added. With a high original gravity, this makes quite the potent brew that can develop further complexity with age! We highly recommend saving back a few bottles in your beer cellar and bringing them out after six months or longer. What you’ll discover when you open an aged bottle of this luxurious stout is a beer full of rich, heady flavors and aromas. All hail the Snark Lord!”

As of this posting, Great Fermentations has released all grain and extract recipe versions of this clone as part of their Brewer’s Reserve series of recipe kits.  Prices start at $49.99 and bundle with flat rate shipping.  Check the Brewer’s Reserve Page for current offerings.

Brewer’s Reserve Kits at Great Fermentations

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Used Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Staves – $3.99

Sliced Bourbon Barrel Staves 2 ct.

Used Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Staves via Adventures in Homebrewing.

Used whiskey barrels are popular… really popular.  5 and 10 gallon barrels usually sell out quickly when they become available.  They are also typically relatively expensive.  These are a great way to get some of the barrel experience without the cost and space required for a barrel.

from AIH…”These sliced staves do vary in size. They are anywhere from 1/2”- 1″ wide, 1/8″-1/4″ thick and 8-13″ in length. Please keep this in mind when purchasing. Many commercial chips have allowed moisture (bourbon) to dry up. This is not the case with these sliced staves. These staves have been processed from authentic Kentucky bourbon barrels.”

As of this posting, these are available for $3.99.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Sliced Bourbon Barrel Staves | Also: See AIH’s Sale Items

RelatedWood & Beer: A Brewer’s Guide – via Amazon | Porter’s and Stouts – at More Beer, at AIH [All Grain, Extract], at William’s Brewing [English Beers]

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Stout Faucet – $49.99 – save $50

Krome Dispense Stout Faucet

Description: “Traditional English pub stout faucets for use with lower carbonated ales and stouts. Detachable spout with restrictor disc and flow straightened. This is the faucet to use with a Nitrogen/co2 gas mixture in a Guinness style set up. Features a pull forward to pour and push back for creamer design. Chrome plated body with a stainless spout and stainless restrictor plate.” (keep reading)

These faucets are marked down $50 to $49.99.  Check AIH for current price and availability.

Stout Faucet at Adventures in Homebrewing

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Reader Tip: Stout Faucet – $49.99

Thanks to HBF Reader Nathan for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]Krome Dispense Stout Faucet

Description: “Traditional English pub stout faucets for use with lower carbonated ales and stouts. Detachable spout with restrictor disc and flow straightened. This is the faucet to use with a Nitrogen/co2 gas mixture in a Guinness style set up. Features a pull forward to pour and push back for creamer design. Chrome plated body with a stainless spout and stainless restrictor plate.” (keep reading)

These faucets are marked down $50 to $49.99.  Check AIH for current price and availability.

From tipster Nathan: “The stout faucets at AIH are STUPID CHEAP currently. 50 bucks each. Even on sale last year I believe I paid more for all 3 of mine.”

Stout Faucet at Adventures in Homebrewing

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Great Deal: 22 Madagascar Vanilla Beans – $38.99, $1.77 Each + Free Shipping

 Have one to sell? Sell now 22 vanilla beans from madagascar. 7 to 8 inch

Vanilla beans have been expensive lately, very expensive.  As an example, we’ve featured this offering in the past at $37.95.  As of this posting, it’s $97.95 or $3.27 per bean.

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $38.99.  That figures to $1.77 per bean.  A bargain in the current market.  Shipping is also free to select addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Add to your favorite homebrew recipe – maybe a stout or porter – either directly or by soaking in vodka or something similar.  This could all work well in a barrel.  See a link to our barrels tag below.

22 vanilla beans from madagascar. 7 to 8 inch

Also: Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter | Bourbon Staves | Barrel Tag | Porter’s and Stouts – at More Beer, at AIH [All Grain, Extract], at William’s Brewing [English Beers]

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Happy Stout Day – 15% Off Stout Recipe Kits at love2brew

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For a short time, love2brew is taking 15% off their entire lineup of stout recipe kits including all grain, partial mash and extract in both 5 and 2.5 gallon batch sizes.  Use coupon code STOUT to get the deal.  Shipping is FREE to most US addresses with most $75 orders.

15% off Stout Kits!

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Yeast: love2brew carries a couple lines of hard to find lines of yeast: East Coast Yeast and The Yeast Bay – If you’re looking to qualify for free shipping or just grab some hard to get yeast, consider adding to your order.

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