I chose this recipe as I will be drinking a lot of beer, as will the friends who join me to drink this beer, on St. Patty's day. I wouldn't want to waste something as precious as a finely crafted Vanilla Java Porter home brew to get hammered. I will be cooking a meal of corned beef, cabbage and potatoes to accompany this beverage.
This recipe uses the traditional combination of
pilsner malt, rice and corn adjuncts. It is light bodied,
refreshing and thirst quenching. A very
easy recipe to brew and an excellent entry to
3.3 lb. Pilsen LME
1.0 lb. Pilsen DME
8 oz. Corn Sugar
8 oz. Rice Syrup Solids
.5 oz. Bittering
.5 oz. Aroma
Nottingham Ale Yeast
15 Drops Green food coloring
I used a stainless steel brew kettle and will be exclusively using a 5gal carboy for primary fermentation. I know these will not stain or be effected by the food coloring. I am however a little weary of bottling this beer. I am hoping that I do not have any staining of my bottling bucket, spigot and/or bottling wand.
I am planning on about 2 weeks in the Primary and about 2 weeks to carbonate this beer. I know this isn't really enough time but I had this idea a little too late but plan on seeing it through. A plus is that it will be green in flavor and color!
2/20/11 As of this morning I had some airlock activity so fermentation seems to have happily begun starting my green beer adventure!