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Old 12-07-2009, 02:48 PM   #1
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I seen the Bourbon Barrel Porter on Northern Brewer, and thought it would be too good to pass up! So without a second thought it went into the cart. I was just wondering if anybody else has tried this kit out and what they've thought about it.

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Old 12-07-2009, 03:18 PM   #2
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I have this kit and it has been in bottles about a month and a half now. I plan on trying a bottle in a few days before I give a bottle away.
I have heard all great things about this kit, so I wouldnt worry.
I will report back after I have tried a bottle.
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:39 PM   #3
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I haven't brewed this one yet, but a buddy brews this every year for his Christmas beer. It makes a fantastic brew. Very good with or without the Bourbon. It does need at least 6 to 8 weeks to age nicely.
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:42 PM   #4
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What do you do with the bourbon? I made a porter kit once and poured bourbon into a handful of oak chips. I let it sit for 2 weeks and then drained the bourbon and added the chips to secondary. It made a really nice sipper.
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:51 PM   #5
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I put a pint of makers mark and the oak chips in a a sanitized jar for about a week, then dumped it all into secondary.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:23 PM   #6
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Oh man I can't wait to brew this! I'm away from home for work but when I get back Sunday I'm hittin the kitchen! (The only time a man should be excited about that)
I won't mind the wait. I allready have a couple of batches in the pipe line and two more that will be bottled next week. I will probably brew two or three batches next week while I'm home. Yes, I know. I'm addicted

 
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:32 AM   #7
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I too just purchased the bourbon barrel porter and plan on brewing it this week.

But I am curious, there does not appear to be any guide for target gravities hop schedule, etc.

Anyone have any idea, perhaps I missed them and they went out with the trash.

Gonna look around and maybe check their site or call tomorrow if nothing shows up
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:58 PM   #8
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FG 1.072
Target gravity is 1.020

http://legacy.northernbrewer.com/promash/1601_.html

Hop schedule

1 oz Chinook (60 minutes)
.5 oz US Goldings (15 minutes)
.5 oz US Goldings (5 Minutes)

http://legacy.northernbrewer.com/doc...html/1601.html

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Old 12-10-2009, 03:28 PM   #9
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I cracked a bottle open yesterday after two months and its still not fully carbed but Boy does it taste Great!!!! Just in time for the cold weather and christmas.
I am going to be brewing this kit over and over. My best so far!!!
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:33 PM   #10
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What do you do with the bourbon? I made a porter kit once and poured bourbon into a handful of oak chips. I let it sit for 2 weeks and then drained the bourbon and added the chips to secondary. It made a really nice sipper.
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I put a pint of makers mark and the oak chips in a a sanitized jar for about a week, then dumped it all into secondary.
I added the oak into a pint of makers then put it in the secondary.

I brewed this beer in September 2008. Secondary with oak and bourbon for a month then kegged. It was aged until I tapped it last weekend. It is excellent!

Definitely use Makers Mark. Don't consider a cheaper bourbon and make sure you use the full 16 oz. It sounds like a lot but it is a very well balanced beer.

 
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