Originally Posted by fb296
It directs me to add the hops with the extract after the grains have steeped. It does not say to split them. So, it appears they are for bittering only. Since this is my first brew, it is unusual to me, and differs from what I have read online.
Yes, it might differ from what you've read online, but this is a porter you're making. Porters are not about hops flavor and aroma, and the bittering addition is there to balance the malt flavor from seeming too sweet.
I make alot of pale ales, and IPAs, where the hops flavor and aroma is important to the beer. In a porter, that's not where the emphasis is, so I'm srue if you follow the recipe, you'll be satisfied with the results.