I just cracked my first attemp at a Porter and am VERY happy. I brewed it as a Black Butte Porter clone and had lots of problems with the fermentation. It did not want to stop! I think I transferred it to the secondary too soon, it had a stuck fermentation due to cold temps in the house. So with a couple suggestions from Orfy and a few others I have a great beer that I actually think is better than BBP. Its is very drinkable and has a very smooth finish. Thanks for the help. This picture was taken after a few good swigs and then I got inspired to snap a shot and share my joy.
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ok, ok, a couple sips
I just realized in the pic what you see as sip lines are actually lines that are part of the glass itself...not that it matters of course. I don't think I have ever sipped a beer that many times.
i recently made a porter and my FG was around .016 i think been drinking all night and im not real fimilary with the hydrometer! anyways it was about .02 higher than it was supposed to be but i drank around half a gallon of it green (left over from the fementer that i didnt have room in bottles for) and it tasted very sweet, tried a bottle today and it was very diffrent beer lol so i cant wait to see what its like in a couple weeks!