Mackeson’s XXX Clone

Mackeson’s XXX Clone

Mackeson’s XXX Clone homebrew recipe

A very dark, sweet, full-bodied, slightly roasty ale. Some say it tastes like sweetened espresso.

This homebrew recipe is a perfect session beer since it is low in alcohol, and unlike other stouts, this homebrew is balanced by a nice sweetness.

Instructions

*See Full Instructions for more details. I use Servomyces in all my beers along with yeast nutrient.

Notes

Please note the final gravity appears higher than normal due to the lactose addition which is not fermentable sugar. It could be closer to 1.020

Make sure you follow the extract instruction sheet or you will not get the hop bitterness you need.

Style Information

Name: Sweet Stout
Recipe Type: Extract
Category: Stout
Category Number: 13
 
Style Letter: B
Style Guide: BJCP 2008
Type: Ale
 
OG: 1.044 - 1.060
FG: 1.012 - 1.024
Bitternes: 20 - 40
Color: 30 - 40

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Light Dry Extract 1 lb
Dark Syrup 3.3 lbs Could substitute 3 lbs dark dry malt extract
Caramel 80 1 lb 80 SRM
Roasted Barley 8 oz
Chocolate Malt 4 oz

Hops

Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Challenger 1.00 7.5% 7.5 60

Adjuncts

Name Type Use Amount Time Notes
Milk Sugar (Lactose) Other Boil 1 lb 10

Yeasts

Name Amount Notes
White Labs WLP013 London Ale

Profile

Actual OG: 1.040
Actual FG: 1.016
Actual ABV: 3.14%
 
Bitterness: 21 IBU
Estimated Color: 42 SRM
Carbonation: 2.0 volumes

2 Responses to “Mackeson’s XXX Clone”

  1. Richard Gutteridge

    2013-08-04T08:17:18+00:00

    Could you please supply an All grain recipe for this?
    I can convert from US weights to Uk.

    Regards Richard G

  2. Jon Griffin

    2013-08-07T15:51:50+00:00

    I will try to put one up in a few days.

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