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Founders Breakfast Stout Clone - Extract 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 - Extract Recipe Kit Instructions 

Is this your first Homebrew Beer Recipe Kit? Check out our New to Brewing Guide to see a step by step road-map 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: 

  • Light DME
  • 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

5 Reviews

  • 5
    Breakfast stout clone

    Posted by Terry W. on Feb 22nd 2019

    I haven't brewed the kit yet, but all the ingredients look wonderful and it's all nicely packaged and everything is labeled very well.

  • 5
    Founder Breakfast Stout

    Posted by Jason T. on Jan 8th 2019

    Just got this one into the keg last night. So far it’s delicious. I opted to add another pound of DME to bring the ABV up to a target 8.3 like the original. Ended up with 8.5%. The other change was I didn’t add the second coffee addition as the flavor was already good. I used Starbucks Sumatra coffee and 100% Cacau Bakers

  • 4
    Great kit

    Posted by Nathan S. on Jun 4th 2018

    Had a great time brewing this kit but totally forgot it doesn’t include coffee or chocolate so maybe including that in the paper recipie would be a small suggestion otherwise great kit!

  • 5

    Posted by Sean on Feb 14th 2018

    This is my favorite recipe kit that I have brewed with, and its not close. Will definitely be buying it again!

  • 5
    Love it!

    Posted by Doug on May 9th 2017

    Came out RICH AND MALTY! Love it.