Sierra Nevada Stout Clone - Cali Mountain Stout (All Grain)

Sierra Nevada Stout Clone - Cali Mountain Stout (All Grain)

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An excellent clone kit of Sierra Nevada's Stout!  This kit is a beautiful example of a well rounded American Stout, utilizing 3 different hops and 7 different malts!  The end result is a bold but smooth malt flavor, backed by about 50 IBUs and an ABV around 5.7%.

While most people associate darker beers with colder weather, we like to think of this as a "year-round" stout due to it being so well balanced and easy-drinking!

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.


ABV %5.7
Beer StyleStout & Porter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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Trying something new
Robert N on Apr 6, 2021
Sounds like a good stout
Rick V on Mar 20, 2021
Trying something new
Robert N on Apr 6, 2021
It was 20% off.
Mark McQuade on Mar 24, 2021
Sounds like a good stout
Rick V on Mar 20, 2021
For St. Patrick's Day
Thomas Gariety on Feb 26, 2021
Adding flaked oats for an Oatmeal Stout
Brett R on Feb 3, 2021
We enjoy Sierra Nevada beer
Robbie Gilmore J on Jan 22, 2021
like dark beers
LLoyd W D on Jan 22, 2021
Try new
Walter G on Dec 29, 2020
Its winter, need a stout!
John U on Dec 9, 2020
Andrew R on Nov 14, 2020
Available and one I haven’t made before
Kurt V on Nov 7, 2020
Niccarlar H on Jun 15, 2020
My wife likes dry stouts.
Aaron R on Apr 6, 2020
I've brewed before, it's excellent
Glenn Hunzeker on Jan 13, 2020
I'm going to add cold brew coffee to make a coffee stout
Glenn Hunzeker on Oct 14, 2019
wanted to brew a stout
Nathan H on Oct 8, 2019
Made previously and it was good.
Edward F on Sep 19, 2019
Delicious kit, goes good with a rainy - cold PA winter
Jared Williams on Jan 11, 2019
Looking for a nice non-imperial stout that isn't too sweet, my first BIAB
Pete W on Oct 11, 2018
kit complexity and review
Brian D on Sep 10, 2018
It was 20% off.
Mark McQuade on Mar 24, 2021
For St. Patrick's Day
Thomas Gariety on Feb 26, 2021

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Rated 5 out of 5
Clean stout
This is a very clean affordable stout kit. Brewed 158 on mash, 62 degree with sa04. Finished up fast, very easy drinker!
April 27, 2021
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good dark brew. Fermenting nicely
December 26, 2020
8 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
great stout beginner recipe
First time brewing a stout. This basic recipe is a great starting point to get those coffee and subtle toffee flavors. I added roasted coconut and a mix of warm/cold brewed coffee during secondary. Next time I will also try adding vanilla beans during secondary.
April 19, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Cold Brew Stout
I brewed this kit attempting to make a cold brew stout. It turned out amazing. I brewed as a normal stout then added 24 ounces of Starbuck's Pike Place finely ground coffee (which I prepped and steeped overnight in the fridge) which a added when I transferred to keg. I had brewed it for family visiting over the holidays and it went quick!
January 10, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Great starter stout receipt for new all grain brewers
Bought this as my first crack at all-grain brewing. Would of used one of the yeast starter cans on this; however my "keezer" I was using to ferment in ended up breaking down so had to wait another week. Went with the WLP-007 dry yeast which worked well. Was a bit unfamiliar with liquid yeast as visible fermentation was a bit delayed (was about 3 days almost). OG was 1.060, FG was 1.018 (was a bit under the target FG). The end product was a nice slightly dry "roasted" finish. Reminds me of Guinness a bit. Would make it again.
Every season is stout season!
Every season is stout season!
August 22, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Mashed at 154. OG came in at 1.059 and I collected 5.3 gallons. Fermented down to 1.015 using US-04 yeast giving it 5.8% ABV. Great body and a strong coffee nose. Just a little bit more sweetness than Guinness. I'll be making this again for sure.
January 22, 2018
over 3 years ago