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Old 07-02-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
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Any suggestions or tweaks you'd make? Going for a mild, smooth brown porter.


Type: All Grain
Brew Date: 7/3/2010
Batch Size: 10.00 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
10.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 59.70 %
2.00 lb Brown Malt (65.0 SRM) Grain 11.94 %
2.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 11.94 %
2.00 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 11.94 %
0.50 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 2.99 %
0.25 lb Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 1.49 %
2.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops 21.0 IBU
2 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) Yeast-Ale



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.044 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.011
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.31 %
Bitterness: 21.0 IBU
Est Color: 25.3 SRM


BJCP 2008 Style Guidelines
Vital Statistics: OG: 1.040 – 1.052
IBUs: 18 – 35 FG: 1.008 – 1.014
SRM: 20 – 30 ABV: 4 – 5.4%

 
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:45 PM   #2
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Looks good to me! Only I wonder if you would want to go for the classic hops (EKG or Fugs) and yeast (something British, like WLP 002 or WLP 005). That's what I'd do, but it is your beer.
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Old 07-03-2010, 12:29 AM   #3
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I know you say this is not what you're going for, but I like a porter to have a big, gritty, tongue-scraping bitterness. If I brewed this, I would bitter to 40 IBUs with Chinook! My last brown porter had 25 IBUs of Willamette and it was... lacking. Cascade will have some of that (IMO) pleasant roughness by dint of its cohumulone, but not as much as Chinook.

I agree with jsullivan on yeast. I would also mash high and short, add maltodextrin, or both; get it to finish about 1.016/4šP. Again, it's your beer, so make what you want.
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