Background: I was trying to figure out what to brew on Presidents day. After a bit of reserach I discovered that Geroge Washington was very fond of porters and in fact his wife brewed them at home to give to his officers. I dug a little bit more and found that Yards Brewing was commisioned to brew GW's beer based off of his original recipe. I contacted to the bewery to see if they could provide some guidance on creating this beer.
Thought I would post what I learned and see if anyone had any advice/thoughts/recommendations. I'm hoping to have this finalized so I can brew this coming Monday.
Here is what they responded with:
"I was forwarded your e-mail by Steve Mashington. As a rule we don't give out exact recipes to our beers, but I'd be more than happy to point you in the right direction. The beer starts at 17 plato, and finishes between 4.5 and 5 degrees, using a fairly common English Ale yeast. There is about an fluid ounce per gallon of molasses (not black strap) in the beer, and we use crystal 65, black malt, roasted barley, and chocolate for color and flavor. There are no aroma hops in the beer, and we use bittering hops fairly sparingly. Hope this helps, and if you have anymore questions, please don't hesitate to ask."
The commercial version of this beer is around 7.5% abv
I think this is my ingredients list my problem is I just don't know what quantities. I may be missing something obvious as well.
5-6oz of molasses
Hops, I'm not sure on
english ale yeast.
Sounds like one batch sparge and a 60 min boil.
Thanks in advance for any help.