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Old 09-06-2007, 10:40 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

I brewed my first Porter a long while ago and it was a bomb but I want to give it another shot now that I'm brewing AG. How does this look?

For three gallons:

6.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 83.3 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 6.9 %
0.50 lb Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 6.9 %
0.20 lb Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 2.8 %

0.65 oz Northern Brewer [8.50%] (60 min) Hops 33.3 IBU
0.65 oz Cascade [5.50%] (45 min) Hops 19.8 IBU

1 Pkgs SafAle US Ale (DCL Yeast #US-05) Yeast-Ale


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Looks like a good one. If you want some creamier mouthfeel, lactose adds a nice subtle sweetness without increasing the ABV%.

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Couple thoughts....for a three gal batch, depending on your efficiency you might have a pretty high OG, IBUs are kinda high for style and you might want to consider something like windsor or s-04 that will leave it a bit more malty than us-05.

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Couple thoughts....for a three gal batch, depending on your efficiency you might have a pretty high OG, IBUs are kinda high for style and you might want to consider something like windsor or s-04 that will leave it a bit more malty than us-05.

I'm kinda thinking the same thing... I'm going to Brewer's Gold for bittering and make my 45 minute addition Fuggle and bring the IBUs about 35-40. Good call on the S-04, it worked well in my ESB so I think I'll go with it again.

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Malt profile looks good.
I'd shoot for the 40 IBU range.
use 1056 yeast! It's clean and nuetral.
Brewers gold in the kettle will be nice.
Go for Northern Brewer as a middle addition
and....cha-ching Centennial for late addition,and (YES) dry hop! I think it would better compliment the Brewers Gold then the Cascade.

FWIW... Porters as a modern style typically may be hopped with whatever you desire . With that said go to town, and have fun. Experiment with different combos.

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Malt profile looks good.
I'd shoot for the 40 IBU range.
use 1056 yeast! It's clean and nuetral.
Brewers gold in the kettle will be nice.
Go for Northern Brewer as a middle addition
and....cha-ching Centennial for late addition,and (YES) dry hop! I think it would better compliment the Brewers Gold then the Cascade.

FWIW... Porters as a modern style typically may be hopped with whatever you desire . With that said go to town, and have fun. Experiment with different combos.
I would keep your hops as is unless you just like hoppy beers. I could be wrong but I don't think late hop additions and dry hopping fit with a Porter.
Of course we ARE home brewers so we can do what ever we want.
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While dry hopping may seem a little extreme in Porters for some brewers, IMHO I think it really accentuates the final product when done well.

If I'm not mistaken as far as late hop addtions go for porters, I think you'll find that most every brewer is going to perform a late hop addtion in their porter from 15 minutes left, all the way up to flame-out.

And, yes naturally we ARE homebrewers and it is all a science experiment so to each his own.

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Yeah, the Fuller's Clone I made from BYO 150 a couple days ago had EKG additions at 15 minutes and at flameout. We're not talking about crazy DFH 90min. hop schedules or anything, just a little flavor and aroma at the end to help balance the roast.

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Yeah, the Fuller's Clone I made from BYO 150 a couple days ago had EKG additions at 15 minutes and at flameout. We're not talking about crazy DFH 90min. hop schedules or anything, just a little flavor and aroma at the end to help balance the roast.
The AHS fullers clone I am currently drinking (and is daym close to the orig) did not have any <30m additions IIRC.

Fullers on nitro tap is prb one of my all time favorite porters. The only thing that the AHS clone is missing is that black treacle flavor in the finish.
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The AHS fullers clone I am currently drinking (and is daym close to the orig) did not have any <30m additions IIRC.

Fullers on nitro tap is prb one of my all time favorite porters. The only thing that the AHS clone is missing is that black treacle flavor in the finish.
Well, one of them isn't right. Not sure how BYO and AHS arrive at their clones, so I could tell you...
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