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Recipe: Firestone Walker Merlin Milk Stout

Courtesy of Firestone Walker Brewmaster Matt Brynildson, this is a homebrew-scale recipe for a rich but highly drinkable milk stout with complex malt character. The recipe is also versatile—a great base for adding coffee or flavored adjuncts.

Matt Brynildson Jan 13, 2022 - 3 min read

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Brynildson says this beer tastes best on nitro. For much more on the evolution of stout at Firestone Walker, see his Brewer’s Perspective.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.069
FG: 1.024
IBUs: 27
ABV: 5.5%

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