All Grain Yeast:
US-05 Yeast Starter:
Pitched two packets Batch Size (Gallons):
5.5 Original Gravity:
1.063 Final Gravity:
35.7 Boiling Time (Minutes):
Black Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
1 Week at 68 Additional Fermentation:
none Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
2 weeks at 70 Tasting Notes:
This is an easy drinking porter with nice coffee and chocolate notes.
11 lbs. Maris Otter Pale Malt
1 lb. Chocolate Malt
12 oz. Black Patent Malt
8 oz Flaked Wheat
0.50 oz East Kent First Wort addition.
1.50 oz. East Kent at 60 minutes.
1.00 oz. Fuggles at 15 minutes.
One hour mash (1.25 qt/lb) at 152 Deg F.
This beer is named for the Battle of Puebla, since I first brewed it on Cinco De Mayo (which commemorates that battle). It is meant to be dark, and bitter with a fairly sweet finish.
The color is deep and dark black--without even a hint of red around the edges. The flavor had a bit of the Black Patent ash character, good strong coffee and chocolate. Hop bitterness is present but mostly hidden behind the malt. No hop aroma.
Note: I brew with local water that is dechlorinated and kettle salts calculated according to Bru'n Water Spread sheet. You may have to adjust your own water accordingly.