29 March, 2011

Home Brew: Brown Porter

I brewed up this Brown Porter back in late Feb, bottled it a couple weeks after, and just sampled it after two weeks in the bottle. Me likey! Great fluffy off-white head, nice malt aroma with light chocolate notes. Very smooth body with just enough hops to balance well with the maltyness. Although, I didn't use English hops, I used both Centennial and Crystal, which are usually a bit more floral/fruity. But frankly you can't tell.

We'll see how this develops over the next couple weeks. I may enter this one in the brew fest.

Style: Brown Porter
Brewer: Chris Hartman
Batch: 2.20 gal

Recipe Characteristics
Recipe Bitterness 32 IBU
Alcohol by Volume 5.6%
Recipe Color 22° SRM
Alcohol by Weight 4.4%

0.50 lb Brown Sugar, Dark Sugar Other
0.50 lb Crystal 90L Grain Mashed
0.50 lb Crystal 120L Grain Mashed
0.75 lb MrB. Booster Sugar Other
1.21 lb MrB. Englishman's Nut-Brown Ale Extract Extract

0.50 oz Centennial Whole 30 minutes
1.00 oz Crystal Whole 10 minutes

1.00 unit Irish Moss Fining 1/2 tsp
0.50 unit Safale US-05 Dry Ale Yeast Yeast Temperature Range: 59°-75° F 11.5 GRAMS


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