Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Edmund Fitzgerald Porter Clone - BYO

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-10-2010, 01:16 AM   #1
Dynachrome
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Americas Hinterland, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,887
Liked 59 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 464

Default Edmund Fitzgerald Porter Clone - BYO

Copied from my other thread.

Brew night. This will be my first attempt at a dark beer.

....three hours later. Oh man. I should have done this a long time ago. The wort smells awesome. Roasty-chocolaty-hopppy heaven.

I'm straining every last teaspoonful of tannin laden wort from the mash-tun too.

Slightly modified from The best of Brew your Own - 250 Classic Clone Recipes
22 lbs - 2 Row pale malt
2.2 lbs - 2 Vienna Malt
1.5 lbs - Crystal Malt 60L
1 lb chocolate malt 350L
1 lb roast barley 450L

___________________________
27.7lbs - total

Minimum water 1.5x27.7lbs grains - approx 11 gallons
I may add a little extra for grain absorption.
0.2 gallons absorbed per lb of grain = 5.5 extra
18.5 gallons total

Mash 8.5 gal at 160 deg F

Take first runnings and leave grain bed really wet.

Sparge 1, 4 gal at 180 deg F dropped to 163 deg F, "modified fly" w/dwell at 20 minutes.

Sparge 2, 4 gal at 180 deg F dropped to 163 "modified fly" then drain.

About 12 gallons Pre-boil. ...one gallon too many (again)....

Hops

60 min. - 2.0 oz Northern Brewers pellet
30 min. - 1.5 oz Fuggles pellet
3 min. - 2.20 oz Cascade whole leaf hop. (1.1x original 2 oz).
(I bought a scale because I over did it on the Ale version of this recipe)

Cooled a sample to get specific gravity.

Took a sample and cooled for SG. 1.066 after slow rolling boil.


Cooled overnight in a "Gales of November" garage.

Left out the yeast nutrient - changed the yeast - Ive been having good luck with dry Safale s-04 dry ale yeast.

Start yeast in 1 cup room temperature water for a few minuets till you see activity. Pitch yeast and cover pot.


Tastes tangy and roasty, this will probably have a lingering tin, but I like hat. Too early to tell - it will probably change a lot after fermenting and over the next few weeks bottle conditioning.
__________________
I drink therefore I am.
Dynachrome is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2010, 05:52 AM   #2
Dynachrome
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Americas Hinterland, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,887
Liked 59 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 464

Default

Bottled tonight. It had a final gravity of 1.014. The taste was a little red-like but roasty and fairly well rounded. I put it in Grolsch bottles.

__________________
I drink therefore I am.
Dynachrome is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2010, 11:33 PM   #3
Dynachrome
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Americas Hinterland, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,887
Liked 59 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 464

Default

Popped the cork on one of these last night. I put them in Grolsch bottles. This one had a little foam on top of it. I didn't have enough new rubbers for all of my bottles so I re-used about four of the old ones. this was one of them. I think it may not have sealed enough and was leting co2 form on top.

It should turn out to be a nice satisfying beer.

__________________
I drink therefore I am.
Dynachrome is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-05-2011, 02:12 AM   #4
Dynachrome
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Americas Hinterland, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,887
Liked 59 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 464

Default

I'm doing this one again. I plan on doing the pumpkin Porter afterwards with the spent grain bed like I did last year. People liked that one for some reason.

I called ahead to the LHBS to order grain. I made it there before he got a grain bill out of the 250 Classic Clone Recipes magazine. I looked at my grain bill Vs the book - good thing mine is pretty different.

I'll have to come up with a different name too. I had an E.F.P last summer. The original is way heavier and not to my taste. It is considerably heavier than the Summit Great Norther Porter.

So - hijack my own thread - I had a Summit 25 Year Anniversary a couple nights back. I enjoyed it very much. It was full bodied and quite hoppy. I can't tell you IBU's, but I'd say on the order of Bells Two Hearted.

I have the grain ground and warming up to room temp. Too late to boil tonight.

...the pumpkin is browning in the oven for the other batch too.

__________________
I drink therefore I am.
Dynachrome is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-05-2011, 03:49 AM   #5
GuldTuborg
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
GuldTuborg's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: OH
Posts: 3,365
Liked 417 Times on 302 Posts
Likes Given: 232

Default

How close is this to the original? What differences do you note?

Either way, it sounds like you're really enjoying it, so brew on! EF is one of my favorite porters; it's really well done in almost every way.

__________________

Don't worry, be hoppy.

GuldTuborg is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-05-2011, 12:29 PM   #6
Dynachrome
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Americas Hinterland, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,887
Liked 59 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 464

Default

I think the real Edmund Fitzgerald is much maltier and heavier. It has a lot more going on and it seemed hoppier in the bitter range.

Mine had a bit more aroma. I dry hopped at the last three minute interval.

__________________
I drink therefore I am.
Dynachrome is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2011, 03:24 PM   #7
Dynachrome
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Americas Hinterland, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,887
Liked 59 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 464

Default

This may become a seasonal thing. This one is a beer I really like and got some compliments on.

We're giving it another shot. This time I think we'll go right into the Pumpkin after doing the porter without letting the grain bed sit like last year.

__________________
I drink therefore I am.
Dynachrome is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2011, 03:27 PM   #8
Dynachrome
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Americas Hinterland, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,887
Liked 59 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 464

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GuldTuborg View Post
How close is this to the original? What differences do you note?

Either way, it sounds like you're really enjoying it, so brew on! EF is one of my favorite porters; it's really well done in almost every way.
The recipe I have is not as heavy as the Great Lakes version. It comes close to Summit Great Northern Porter actually - by accident.

I had a bottle of EF up in the UP earlier this summer. It had a bi t of a burnt flavor to it. I think there were more hops/IBUs, but I'm not a certified judge...

Too much going on there for my personal tastes.
__________________
I drink therefore I am.
Dynachrome is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2011, 03:30 PM   #9
Dynachrome
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Americas Hinterland, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,887
Liked 59 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 464

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dynachrome View Post
It is considerably heavier than the Summit Great Norther Porter.
On reflecting, I disagree with that statement. I think the body s pretty close.
__________________
I drink therefore I am.
Dynachrome is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2011, 10:10 PM   #10
Dynachrome
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Americas Hinterland, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,887
Liked 59 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 464

Default

I have two almost full, 6 gallon HDPE buckets cooling on the back deck.

I'll try to get an O.G. tomorrow.

I'm going to make a yeast starter. I have two packages of SafAle S-04.

http://www.fermentis.com/fo/pdf/HB/E...le_S-04_HB.pdf

__________________
I drink therefore I am.
Dynachrome is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anchor Porter Clone? TheCheatOSX Recipes/Ingredients 15 03-18-2011 10:34 PM
Edmund Fitzgerald Porter Clone tribute Dynachrome Recipes/Ingredients 11 11-22-2010 11:35 PM
Edmund Fitzgerald Clone from BYO sonetlumiere85 Recipes/Ingredients 15 11-10-2010 01:28 AM
Edmund Fitzgerald extract recipe Ness Recipes/Ingredients 14 11-21-2009 05:11 AM
Looking for Edmund Fitzgerald Extract Recipe dpt222 Recipes/Ingredients 4 04-01-2008 12:56 AM