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Old 12-04-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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I put together a porter recipe with advice from others on this site, and info from the Anchor site, for a version of a porter similar to theirs. I Plugged it into brew pal for some help, but I'd love some more experienced brewers to weigh in. It doesn't have to be spot on, just a in the neighborhood (and drinkable) Here we go:

7 lb marris otter
2 lb 2 row
1 lb crystal 70
8 oz chocolate malt
8 oz dark Munich
2 oz black patent

1 oz of northern brewer at 60min

Wyeast northwest ale

5.4% abv
29 IBU ( maybe a bit low?)

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:30 AM   #2
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I put together a porter recipe with advice from others on this site, and info from the Anchor site, for a version of a porter similar to theirs. I Plugged it into brew pal for some help, but I'd love some more experienced brewers to weigh in. It doesn't have to be spot on, just a in the neighborhood (and drinkable) Here we go:

7 lb marris otter
2 lb 2 row
1 lb crystal 70
8 oz chocolate malt
8 oz dark Munich
2 oz black patent

1 oz of northern brewer at 60min

Wyeast northwest ale

5.4% abv
29 IBU ( maybe a bit low?)
My suggestions are as follows:

Add a little more dark roasted malt content, you are at ~6% which I don't think will make this as dark as it should be. Lose the 8 oz of dark Munich, it's not really enough to accomplish much IMO. Consider adding a small quantity of darker crystal for more complexity instead. 29 IBU seems OK but if you want more and/or a touch of hop flavor use a small (1/2 oz) addition @ 20 minutes.

9 lb pale malt
.75 lb crystal 55-60L
.25 lb CaraAroma, Special B or other 120-150L crystal
.75 lb chocolate malt
.50 lb Carafa II (much less harsh than black patent)

1 oz No. Brewer @ 60 min
1/2 oz No. Brewer @ 20 min
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:39 AM   #3
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+1 to a 20 or 30 minute hop addition

Why 7# of MO and 2# 2Row?

Here is my Porter (Fuggles would probably be a better hop choice):

Coal Porter AG - Brown Porter (12A)
Brewer Philber
Date 08/31/2012
Batch Size 5.470 gal Boil Size 7.469 gal
Boil Time 90.000 min Efficiency 80%
OG 1.052 FG 1.013
ABV 5.1% Bitterness 28.8 IBU (Tinseth)
Color 27.5 srm (Morey) Calories (per 12 oz.) 171
Fermentables

Total grain: 10.813 lb
Name Type Amount Mashed Late Yield Color
2-Row Malt Grain 8.000 lb Yes No 70% 2.5 srm
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L Grain 1.500 lb Yes No 75% 10.0 srm
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L Grain 10.000 oz Yes No 74% 60.0 srm
Chocolate Malt (UK) Grain 11.000 oz Yes No 73% 450.0 srm
Hops

Name Alpha Amount Use Time Form IBU
Willamette 4% 0.500 oz Boil 90.000 min Pellet 7.0
Willamette 4% 0.500 oz Boil 60.000 min Pellet 6.6
Cascade 6% 1.000 oz Boil 30.000 min Pellet 15.2
Cascade 6% 1.000 oz Boil 0.000 s Pellet 0.0
Yeast

Name Type Form Amount Stage
Safale S-05 Ale Dry 2.232 tsp Primary

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