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Old 02-05-2009, 06:08 PM   #1
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I was thinking of brewing a Porter for my second attempt. Is this a bad idea? Right now my American Nut Brown Ale is resting for another few weeks. Is it realistic to try and tackle a Proter?


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Old 02-05-2009, 06:12 PM   #2
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I was thinking of brewing a Porter for my second attempt. Is this a bad idea? Right now my American Nut Brown Ale is resting for another few weeks. Is it realistic to try and tackle a Proter?
My first beer was a porter. They are an extremely forgiving style and you should have no problem with it.


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Old 02-05-2009, 06:13 PM   #3
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I love a good porter and was my first all grain beer that I did. Like carnevoodoo said, it is a very forgiving beer for the most part.

Have you picked out a recipe or anything?
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Porters are good are forgiving. All dark beer is forgiving as they can mask problems that might arise.
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THanks guys. I havent picked a recipe yet. Someone gave me a book called ClassicBeer StyleSeries: PORTER. It has some recipes in it. But if anyone has one they can recommend I would be very appreciative.
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I recently brewed Austin Homebrew's Session Series Brown Porter. It's fantastic, and it was ready to drink in 17 days, just like they say (I kegged and force carbed it).
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I don't have a recipe for you, but this is interesting in that the porter might not be that much different from the brown ale. Use the same hops, same yeast, just try making minimal adjustments to the grain bill to see how they affect the final product. This would be the 'educational' way to do it. Or you could just go English with this one.
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I recently brewed Austin Homebrew's Session Series Brown Porter. It's fantastic, and it was ready to drink in 17 days, just like they say (I kegged and force carbed it).
I got my kit from them as well.A london porter.
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go for it. They are no different really. Enjoy!

My first porter is about to be kegged today. I am so excited to taste this one!
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I don't have the ClassicBeer StyleSeries: PORTER, but the recipes in the Mild Ale and Brown Ale books are uniformly good, so I'd expect the porter recipes to be fine.


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