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Old 11-28-2012, 12:11 AM   #41
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Here's a pic of the AHS all grain kit I brewed in September. It's fantastic (first pour in a month). Definitely some chocolate, roasty and hop bitterness but a hint of caramel and almost medium body balance it. I'm surprised at how rich and creamy it is given the 150F mash temp, must be the MO.


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Old 12-03-2012, 01:39 AM   #42
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Brewed this one today. Looking forward to comparing it to the original. Thanks for the recipe.


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Old 02-10-2013, 12:39 PM   #43
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I wanted to post to say thanks to everyone's notes/advice til now on this recipe. I brewed this recipe yesterday, and will stop back to let people know how it turned out.

I did have to go with Hallertau instead of Crystal as my local homebrew store just happened to be out of Crystal, but I'm sure it'll work out fine!
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:55 PM   #44
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We use a large percentage of specialty grains in this one… try about 10% Chocolate Malt, 7% Munich, 5% Carapils, and 3% Crystal Dark. I also throw in a little bit of Black Malt for a slightly burnt character. Mash in around 155 degrees and target an OG between 17 and 18 Plato. We use Nugget hops for bittering and Willamette and Crystal for flavor/finishing hops, targeting 45 IBUs. Ferment with an American yeast and it should terminate between 5 and 6 Plato, leaving you with 6.5% ABV and a full bodied robust Porter. Good luck, hope this helps.
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Made this last night, with Golden Promise as the base and used WLP007, because I prefer it to Cal Ale yeast.

Bubbling away this morning, cant wait to get this one on tap. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:55 AM   #45
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Can anyone give me a rough idea the cost of this in a partial mash?

Is the AHS kit over priced?
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:55 PM   #46
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Well that hopville link is also my recipe. I love this beer. I've brewed it three times with slight variations on the theme. Standard chocolate malt is best, and closest to the Founder's recipe. I just subbed the Crystal out of necessity that first batch, and it wasn't a significant flavor impact. For yeast I think that WLP001 Cal Ale gets closest to a clone, but I really like the WLP002 English ale character with it too.

I can tell you that I also e-mailed the brewer, and I actually took my percentages from his response. The exact malts weren't specified to the color or supplier, but he gave me a lot to work with.

Let me know how it turns out. This one is in my regular home rotation now.
Where are you getting 127*L for standard? My standard chocolate American malt is 350, and even pale chocolate is more than 127.

Now I'm not sure how much to add.... I bought 3 lbs of standard 350*L (enough for 15 gallons). Based on some other recipes I've found, it looks like 1.x lbs of standard at 350 is correct, so I think your color might be off on that.
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Forgot I even posted this. I made a great clone, thanks to a an awesome response from Founder's when I e-mailed them for help. Here's my recipe for 5 gallons finished beer:

9.5 lbs 2 Row
1.25 lbs Chocolate Malt
1 lb Munich
10 oz Carapils
6 oz Crystal 120 L
4 oz Black Patent

Mashed at 155 for 60 minutes
75 Minute Boil

Hops:
60 min - 0.75 oz Nugget (12.2%)
20 min - 0.75 oz Hallertau (4.5%) and 0.75 Willamette (4.9%)
Flameout - 0.25 oz Hallertau and 0.25 oz Willamette

For yeast, I used WLP001.

I intentionally made a final beer was a bit drier and thinner than Founder's, but the aroma and flavor were dead on. It was one of my best beers. I will definitely make it again, but I think I'll switch the base malt for Marris Otter next time and mash a couple of degrees higher. The also use Crystal hops, not Hallertau, but that was a substitution by necessity that turned out just fine. The hop flavor is not that predominant with all the malt flavors taking over.

Enjoy!

I brewed this using Wyeast 1056. My LHBS had all of hops called for so no substitutions there. I emailed Founders for carbonation level. They carb their Porter to 2.4 vols. I carbonated to about 2.4 in the keg and just poured a glass tonight. I didn't have any Founders Porter for a blind taste test, but I have had the real deal many times. This recipe is spot on! Thank you to for sharing!!!



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Old 11-01-2014, 04:14 PM   #48
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New to the boards. Just wanted to say thanks for this awesome recipe. I brewed the extract version of the recipe a few weeks back. Bottled it last night and it was amazing even flat and at room temperature. Can't wait to see what it's like in a couple weeks.

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Forgot I even posted this. I made a great clone, thanks to a an awesome response from Founder's when I e-mailed them for help. Here's my recipe for 5 gallons finished beer:

9.5 lbs 2 Row
1.25 lbs Chocolate Malt
1 lb Munich
10 oz Carapils
6 oz Crystal 120 L
4 oz Black Patent

Mashed at 155 for 60 minutes
75 Minute Boil

Hops:
60 min - 0.75 oz Nugget (12.2%)
20 min - 0.75 oz Hallertau (4.5%) and 0.75 Willamette (4.9%)
Flameout - 0.25 oz Hallertau and 0.25 oz Willamette

For yeast, I used WLP001.

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Brewed this yesterday substituting Maris Otter for the 2-row and chose the Mangrove Jack Workhorse to do the dirty work. Looking forward to this in a month or so.


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