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Old 11-11-2011, 11:53 AM   #1
Mar 2010
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Hey guys,

Can you critique my porter please - I've never done one before and the recipe I've come up with doesn't closely resemble any of the examples I've seen, think it'll work?

Shot in the Dark

Mash temperature 66 C
Mash time 1 hours
Boil length 60 minutes
Grain 5.378 kg
Target OG 48 points
Target FG 11 points
ABV 4.8 %
Final wort volume 21 l
Bitterness 38 IBUs

Maris Otter 72% 3,872 g
Crystal 8% 430 g
Chocolate 10% 538 g
Pale choc 5% 269 g
Torrified wheat 5% 269 g

Target 60min 19IBU 17g
Willamette 20min 14IBU 34g
Styrian 20min 5IBU 18g

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Old 11-11-2011, 12:12 PM   #2
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I personally don't like crystal/caramel in my porter. I like mine dry and slightly roasted, so I only use black patent. My recipe is under my name if you are interested in checking it out.
Bottled: Atonement Brown Porter

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Old 11-11-2011, 12:29 PM   #3
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Ah cool, looks good, I see a lot of porters go for the brown + black combo instead of chocolate. I haven't brewed with brown - does it taste significantly different to chocolate?

I've chosen my selection largely based on the ingredients I happen to have in stock at the moment. I can't make my mind up whether I want much caramel in there at the moment, I'll see how I feel when I come to brew it tomorrow and maybe knock back the crystal a bit

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