Milk Stout


Inspired by Left-hand Brewing’s milk stout recipe.  A milk stout uses some lactose sugar in the brew which the yeast cannot digest into alcohol.  This means the sugar remains in the finished beer adding a subtle sweet smoothness to the stout.

While tasty at any time, this is a great recipe for aging.  As it ages, the stout gets more and more depth of flavour and a lovely matured smoothness.

*This pack is ingredients only – you will need a large pot and our equipment kit to brew your beer.

Alcohol %
chocolate toast
Colour Scale
ages well
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A beer is only as good as its ingredients.

If you’re going to spend the time to craft your own bespoke beers, it makes sense to start with the very best.

That’s why this Milk Stout homebrewing ingredient kit has the finest grains, all freshly milled by us just before shipping.   We use top quality hops from around the world compressed into a pellet form for easy handling and less liquid absorption. We then vacuum seal it all to ensure you receive the freshest possible ingredients.

Each recipe pack will make you 12, 330ml bottles of delicious milk stout.

Each pack contains

  • Detailed step-by-step instruction booklet
  • Quick reference guide with brewer’s notes section
  • Freshly milled grains, pre-measured hops and specialty yeast
  • Brewer’s Sugar
  • Kettle Finings (a seaweed derivative) which helps to clarify your beer
  • 2x no-rinse sanitiser sachets
  • 12 printed beer labels (customisable at checkout)

** You will need equipment to make this beer – see our Starter Kit.


  • Estimated alcohol by Volume = 4.7%
  • IBU (bitterness rating) = 23
  • Aroma = low hop levels and some maltiness
  • EBC (colour rating guide) = 69
  • Time : You can be enjoying this beer 4-6 weeks after your brew day and it will get smoother and a richer flavour as it ages.


Malted Barley (GLUTEN), Malted Oats, corn sugar (Dextrose Monohydrate), Milk Sugar (LACTOSE), Hops (East Kent Goldings), and British Ale Yeast (packaged in a protected atmosphere), Kettle finings (carrageenan).

Storage :

Please put your yeast and hops in your refrigerator to maintain optimum performance.  Once bottled, store your beers in a cool and dark place until ready to drink!

2 reviews for Milk Stout

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    It was unbelievably easy to do an all-grain brew! I’ve wanted to do a milk stout for ages but been really put off by the difficulty of getting proper instructions. This came with incredibly clear instructions that were super easy to follow and I found the videos v useful. It’s only my 3rd brew but really wish I’d started with one from this site rather than struggle to make my first few without proper guidance. Highly recommended for those new to brewing or just people who want good results. Milk stouts are hard to track down in shops so now I can make my own with ease

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dear Homebrewtique,

    I read that piece in the Guardian supplement recently and bought a starter kit from you to brew a batch of Southpaw. I’d never attempted home-brewing before and, on my first read-through the recipe, was bewildered by the process. I perservered and spent a happy few hours in the kitchen with all the kit, wondering what on earth my creation would taste like. Your instructions were clear, concise, really easy to follow and all seemed to go pretty well. On tasting the ensuing brew, I was totally amazed. A complet e idiot who had never brewed anything at all had created possibly the nicest tasting beer I have ever drunk! I simply could not believe that I had created this amazing stuff at my first attempt. My partner agreed – she too was overawed at my apparent genius.

    Thank you so much for creating an incredible product and here’s to many more equally succesful brews.

    Tim Rowland

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