Let me know what you guys think of this recipe, i have done some stouts but not any porters and a local brewery released a one-off beer that was a blackberry imperial porter and i loved it so I figured it is time to try and brew one! Let me know what you think.
Here is what they say about the beer:
Brau Brothers Rubus Black due out soon | Beernews.org
Here is the recipe i put together to try and replicate it:
5 Gallon Batch, 70% efficiency
Est OG: 1.087
Est ABV: 8.9%
13 lb Briess 2-row
1.5 lb Simpsons Chocolate
1 lb Brown Malt
1 lb Breiss C120
1 lb flaked oats
.75 lbs Simpsons roasted barley
.5 lb Briess Carapils (additional head unneeded maybe)
2 oz Fuggles at 60 mins
1 oz East Kent Goldings at 20 mins
Mash around 156-158
Ferment with WLP 005 21 days (they say a traditional british strain and i know they use white labs)
Secondary 14 days with about 48oz of Blackberry Puree.
Maybe other suggestions for handling the blackberry, or types of blackberry to use?
Maybe sub out some other malts for .5 lbs Victory or Vienna malt? (they say toasted malts, but are crystals toasted malt too?)
Any and all feedback appreciated! Thanks. - Richard from Brookings, SD