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Founders Breakfast Stout Clone - All-Grain Recipe Kit

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It's big and bold, and outstanding. This clone is as close as you can get to the real Founder's Breakfast Stout whenever you wish, especially since Founder's is only available seasonally! Labeled an “Imperial Coffee Stout”, our version is also loaded with coffee flavor and chocolate notes. Founders uses Sumatran and Kona coffee in their classic brew, but you can choose your favorite coffee for your own personal touch. 

Due to the chocolate added at the end of the boil, make sure to top up the batch volume to 5.25 gallons, as there will be quite a loss to trub in the fermenter. 

The second coffee addition is 2 ounces of coarsely ground coffee, brewed with 12 ounces of water, cold brewed or cold pressed preferably. The first addition of coffee is in the boil, and the grounds can be loosely bagged in a hops bag and added at flame out, to steep in the wort. 

It is recommended to do a secondary fermentation on this beer, to get it off of the trub and coffee grounds, and it can be racked onto the second coffee addition (cold brewed) at that time. If not doing a secondary, the second coffee addition can be added at bottling time. 

Due to the high starting gravity of this beer, we recommend purchasing two packages of yeast or to make a yeast starter. Aerate the cooled wort thoroughly, to ensure a healthy fermentation 

This kit does NOT include coffee beans or baker's chocolate 

All orders containing Liquid Yeast will be shipped with a complimentary ice pack to ensure safe shipping! 

Founders Breakfast Stout Clone - All-Grain Instructions 

Is this your first Homebrew Beer Recipe Kit? Check out our New to Brewing Guide to see a step by step roadmap to brewing your first batch of beer! 

General Info: 

  • Batch Size: 5 Gallons
  • Mash at 154ºF
  • Est. Original Gravity: 1.079 SG
  • Est. Final Gravity: 1.022-1.024 SG
  • Est. Alcohol by Volume: 7.3-7.5%
  • Bitterness: 60 IBUs
  • Estimated Color: 49.7 SRM

Malts and Adjuncts: 

  • Pale Ale Malt
  • Flaked Oats
  • Chocolate Malt
  • Roasted Barley
  • Carafa Special III
  • Caramel 120L
  • Baker's Chocolate Not Included
  • Coffee Beans Not Included
  • Cacao Nibs


  • Magnum Hop Pellets
  • Willamette Hop Pellets