Hey–I’m getting ready for my 3rd batch of beer, I’m making the Sweet Stout Extract Kit from morebeer.com but I am curious to see if anyone has any ideas on how to make it a little more exciting? Something like vanilla, Coffee, Raspberries, chocolate? I would appreciate any help especially if you’ve made this kit or something similar. Like I said I’m pretty new so any thoughts would help. Here is the description of the kit:
Sweet Stout - Extract Beer Kit
(Makes 5 gallons) A sweet stout uses lactose (milk sugar) to add a silky creamy texture to the body of the beer. This beer is rich and full of roasted flavors complimented with a sweetness from the lactose. Lactose is un-fermentable which adds a creamy body to the beer. This kit includes our dry yeast Safale US-04.
Estimated Original Gravity:1.045-49
SRM (Color Range: 38
IBU’s: 38-42 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.5%