Left Hand Milk Stout Clone

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Feb 5, 2014
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N. Ireland

For 5 Gallons (19 L)

7.0 lb (3.18 kg) pale malt

1.0 lb (0.45 kg) roasted barley

1.0 lb (0.45 kg) lactose (15 minutes before end of boil)

0.75 lb (340 g) 60° L crystal malt

0.75 lb (340 g) Munich malt

0.75 lb (340 g) chocolate malt

0.5 lb (227 g) flaked barley

0.5 lb (227 g) flaked oats

0.3 oz (8.5 g) Magnum pellet hops, 13% a.a. (60 min)

1.0 oz (28 g) E.K. Goldings pellet hops, 5% a.a. (10 min)

California ale yeast


Original Gravity: 1.068

Final Gravity: 1.016

ABV: 7%

IBU: 19

SRM: 41


To brew the Left Hand Milk Stout clone, mash at 151°F (66°C) for 90 minutes. Boil for 90 minutes, following hop schedule. Add lactose 15 minutes before end of boil.

Ferment at 70°F (21°C), then condition in secondary at 60°F (16°C) for at least one week.

Extract Option

To brew Left Hand Milk Stout clone with extract, substitute pale malt for 3.85 lb (1.74 kg) light malt extract syrup plus 2 lb (0.9 kg) pale two-row malt for the mash.

Crush specialty grains and pale malt and mash with flaked barley, oats and 2 gallons brewing water (7.57 L). Hold mash at 151°F (66°C) for 90 minutes or until conversion is complete.

Sparge, run clear wort into kettle, dissolve extract, top up kettle to 5.5 gallons, then proceed with boil.