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Old 08-13-2012, 12:30 AM   #11
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Give it another 8 weeks and try again. I'll bet you find it to be a lot more smooth and fuller too.

 
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:54 AM   #12
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Give it another 8 weeks and try again. I'll bet you find it to be a lot more smooth and fuller too.
Yeah I think that's a good idea. It seems like porters are better if given more time and another 2 months puts us into October when this beer will be more in season anyway. So I will keep this one stashed away and try again in another 8 weeks.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:37 PM   #13
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I think the slight harshness is just the 26 IBUs in a slightly less than 4% beer. My Porter had a 1.061 OG and is 5.5%...also at 26 IBUs and just right.

 
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:35 PM   #14
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I tried an extract attempt at Revvy's Mexican chocolate porter, it's getting better and better every week...the aging is much more noticeable than they other lighter beers I've made.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:58 PM   #15
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I think the slight harshness is just the 26 IBUs in a slightly less than 4% beer. My Porter had a 1.061 OG and is 5.5%...also at 26 IBUs and just right.
That very well could be. I missed my OG more than I wanted. I'm going to let it sit awhile and if it's still slightly bitter I'm going to chalk it up to above.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:59 PM   #16
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I tried an extract attempt at Revvy's Mexican chocolate porter, it's getting better and better every week...the aging is much more noticeable than they other lighter beers I've made.
Wow, really? I can't wait to hear how it turns out.
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Wow, really? I can't wait to hear how it turns out.
Yeah it was one of my craziest brew days. I did a recipe recipe conversion attempt and then on brew day I realized how horribly wrong it all was so started reconverting in crisis mode in the middle of heating water etc. Had to dial down cayenne (a couple friends can't handle spicy at all) and didn't have as many tablets of chocolate as I wanted but all in all it actually came out pretty good.

It's been bottled for about 8 weeks now. Very hard to be patient. Much better when it warms up, but so far everyone loves it. I think I remember you saying it gets really good after a few months so I'm trying to stash some away. Will definitely brew again, and only plan on adding more tablets. Pretty happy with the base porter flavor....thanks for posting the recipe in the first place!
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