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Old 12-19-2011, 04:37 PM   #1
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So, I'm not usually one to do this, but I just tasted the first AG batch that I made using a recipe that I developed. It's a blackstrap molasses porter (a couple pics below) and it's DELICIOUS. I can't believe I made this in my own basement! What a great hobby!
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:42 PM   #2
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Congrats man, looks good. I know a guy who just started brewing, went AG, and his first beer, a peanut butter porter, tasted as good as any I've ever had. Some people...

How much blackstrap did you use? I've heard it's strong stuff.
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:48 PM   #3
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Thanks rex. Yeah, this surprised me... I developed the recipe envisioning a flavour profile I thought I would like, and this came out beyond my best expectations. I used 10oz. of blackstrap for a 5 gal batch. There is a little bit of a lingering molasses tang towards the finish, but it's not at all overpowering and really pleasant. The residual sweetness of the molasses is nicely balanced with a predominant dark chocolate flavour and nice hop bitterness. I also added more black patent than most porter recipes call for and I used Safbrew T-58, which imparts a bit of spiciness too. I think the added complexity is what keeps the blackstrap from overwhelming the flavour profile.
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:53 PM   #4
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Made the mistake of sharing with family over the holidays and not hiding 12 or so.... left with 3 bombers from a 5 gal batch.
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:19 PM   #5
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Made the mistake of sharing with family over the holidays and not hiding 12 or so.... left with 3 bombers from a 5 gal batch.
Aw, sharing is caring!

Now get your ass back in the brewshack and create your next masterpiece
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:18 PM   #6
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It's such a great feeling to open that first bottle and discover something delicious that you made. It makes sharing it even better.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:44 PM   #7
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Dude brag on! Congrats on the awesome brew. Care to share the recipe?
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:09 PM   #8
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Dude brag on! Congrats on the awesome brew. Care to share the recipe?
It's in the recipe forum under porters....

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f126/isl...porter-291117/
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