Originally Posted by rmolledo
my second ever batch will be a porter, these are the ingredients i will use
6 lbs. of dry malt extract,
1 lb of chocolate, 1/2 lb roasted barley
1 lb of crystal malt
1/4 lb Peated malt
Goldings, Fuggles, or Target at least 3 oz
anybody have any suggestions for yeasts, or other items?
Let me guess: the homebrew shop guy telling you you need 3 times
what you need. Gotta bring in that cash!
Even for a stout recipe, these are extreme amounts (not that you
might not like it! Everything's cool, dry yeast...lag times...etc). In Lewis'
book on stouts, even his imperial stout uses 10oz roasted barley,
7oz dark crystal, 7oz chocolate malt, and 6 oz brown malt (to go along
with 12.5 pounds of pale malt in his all grain recipe). Porter recipes
in Foster's book use something like 4oz of chocolate, half pound of
crystal, or 3 oz black malt and 1 oz chocolate malt with the same
amount of crystal. Here's a "Robust Porter" recipe from Jamil Z.:http://beerdujour.com/Recipes/Jamil/JamilsRobust_Porter.html
I assume from the hops you are trying for a British style porter, those
would be like the recipes in Foster's book which I have made. Something
like 30 IBU total, with Fuggles for bittering, Northern Brewer at 10 min
and dry hopping with Kent Goldings if you have a cask like the Beer Machine
gives an outstanding "traditional" cask-conditioned British porter.