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Old 06-20-2011, 02:49 AM   #1
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Has anyone brewed Brewers Best Smoked Porter, and if so how did you like it? After four weeks in primary and
five weeks in the bottle, mine tastes kind of bland, not much malt character. They're fully carbed, but lacking in flavor and body. As a general rule, do porters take longer to condition? The OG was 1.061, FG was 1.015. Thanks.

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Old 06-20-2011, 03:15 AM   #2
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Well, att looks good but w/o seeing the recipe proper and so on it's kinda hard to say... If'n you know what I mean.. so to speak

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pigman, did you do a full or partial boil. how long did you steep, what temp?
i didnt try it yet, but its on my brew calandar. i want to have it ready to go for halloween party.

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pigman, did you do a full or partial boil. how long did you steep, what temp?
i didnt try it yet, but its on my brew calandar. i want to have it ready to go for halloween party.
Partial boil, steeped for 20 minutes at 155 - 160 as per kit instructions. The fact that you are brewing this in time for Halloween leads me to believe that porters should age for months rather than weeks, despite the fact that it's not a particularly big beer. If that's the case, I'll just put it away for awhile and forget about it. I just broke out the Falconer's Flight Extra IPA from Brewers Best, and that came out fantastic. First time I ever dry hopped.
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Partial boil, steeped for 20 minutes at 155 - 160 as per kit instructions. The fact that you are brewing this in time for Halloween leads me to believe that porters should age for months rather than weeks, despite the fact that it's not a particularly big beer. If that's the case, I'll just put it away for awhile and forget about it. I just broke out the Falconer's Flight Extra IPA from Brewers Best, and that came out fantastic. First time I ever dry hopped.
i dont think porters really require alot of aging. id like to give it a month or 2 just so the smoke flavor blends nicely. i will be serving this to bud/miller/coors drinkers. i dont expect them to like it. i will also have a cream ale that seems to somewhat please them in the past.
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That's one of the things, I really don't taste the smoke. I'm hoping like you said, that it shows up after more aging. I brewed a cream ale for the same reason as you, it's hard to convert the BMC crowd.

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