Bradinator's Molasses Porter
Extract with Specialty grains
I love molasses. I love porters. I LOVE molasses porters. I have made this recipe several times now and after some tweaking each time I am finally happy with the end product. The only things I would change would be the yeast as I was actually shooting for an FG of 1.010, but S-33 failed to perform.
* 7.5lbs Pilsner LME
* 0.5lbs Fancy Grade Molasses
* 0.5lbs Demerara Sugar
* 0.5lbs Chocolate Malt
* 0.5lbs Roasted Barley
* 2 oz Northern Brewer Hops @ 60 minutes (I wanted to use Chinook but they did not have any!)
* 1/2 tsp of Irish Moss @ 10 minutes
* 11g SafAle S-33 Dry Yeast (not rehydrated)
1) Steep the specialty grains in 75c water for 30 minutes in a small pot, at the same time begin boiling your water in brew pot.
2) Add the sugars, extracts and grain tea to the brew pot and bring to a rolling boil. Add the hops and continue to boil for 60 minutes.
3) At 10 minutes until finish add the Irish yeast, finish boiling.
4) Cool in an ice bath as rapidly as possible. Move to the primary, add water until 5.5 gallons is reached. Pitch yeast (at 27c), close it up and your done.
Optional steps - Secondary after 2 weeks to clean it up for 2 weeks.
Bottle conditioning - Minimum 2 weeks, but it really improves after a month.
A picture is worth 1000 words. One of which is 'yum'