Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > English Porter recipe idea
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-15-2012, 07:10 AM   #1
Wreck99
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Wreck99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Warminster, PA
Posts: 487
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 45

Default English Porter recipe idea

Hey guys, looking for a little feedback. My Dad wants me to brew him up an English Porter style beer and I think I have something put together. Can you please let me know how this looks? Trying to keep it simple.

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: WLP007 - Dry English Ale
Yeast Starter: No
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.053
Final Gravity: 1.010
IBU: 20.5
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 21.0
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10 days @ 68F
Tasting Notes:

Grains:
8.5 lbs - Maris Otter
1.0 lbs - Crystal 60
0.5 lbs - Chocolate Malt

Hops:
1.0 oz - Fuggles (4.5%) @ 60
0.5 oz - Fuggles (4.5%) @ 15

Mash:
60 mins @ 154F

Yeast:
WLP007 - Dry English Ale
__________________
Wrecked Brewery - "Prepare to be WRECKED!"

Primary: None
Secondary: None
On Tap: Rasputin's Beard, Full Monty IPA, Ginger Saison, Copperhead Red Ale, Peach of Resistance

"Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world." -Jack Nicholson
Wreck99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
BigEd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,425
Liked 132 Times on 115 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

You will need more dark malt for color. Try 3/4 lb of chocolate and 1/4 lb of black patent.
BigEd is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 08:11 PM   #3
Wreck99
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Wreck99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Warminster, PA
Posts: 487
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 45

Default

I dont want it to be too strong either, so dial back on the maris otter if i add those?
__________________
Wrecked Brewery - "Prepare to be WRECKED!"

Primary: None
Secondary: None
On Tap: Rasputin's Beard, Full Monty IPA, Ginger Saison, Copperhead Red Ale, Peach of Resistance

"Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world." -Jack Nicholson
Wreck99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 09:06 PM   #4
hypergolic
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rapid City, SD
Posts: 214
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Do you have beersmith? You could punch in the recipe and play with the grain amounts to get the gravity you are looking for.
hypergolic is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 09:11 PM   #5
BigEd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,425
Liked 132 Times on 115 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wreck99 View Post
I dont want it to be too strong either, so dial back on the maris otter if i add those?
No. An additional 1/2 lb of dark malt is not going to make the beer stronger as you aren't adding any fermetable sugars. About 10% dark malt is good for a basic porter. At the rate in your recipe the color will be more brown ale than porter, so the choice is yours.
BigEd is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 09:38 PM   #6
Wreck99
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Wreck99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Warminster, PA
Posts: 487
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 45

Default

Yes i have beersmith and thanks for the feedback. I wasnt sure what exactly went into a porter, just a hunch. So before playing with the numbers wanted to make sure i at least get the ingredients right. I was hoping the maris otter would give it that english style taste/feel.
__________________
Wrecked Brewery - "Prepare to be WRECKED!"

Primary: None
Secondary: None
On Tap: Rasputin's Beard, Full Monty IPA, Ginger Saison, Copperhead Red Ale, Peach of Resistance

"Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world." -Jack Nicholson
Wreck99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 09:41 PM   #7
Wreck99
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Wreck99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Warminster, PA
Posts: 487
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 45

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigEd

No. An additional 1/2 lb of dark malt is not going to make the beer stronger as you aren't adding any fermetable sugars. About 10% dark malt is good for a basic porter. At the rate in your recipe the color will be more brown ale than porter, so the choice is yours.
I definately want porter not brown ale.
__________________
Wrecked Brewery - "Prepare to be WRECKED!"

Primary: None
Secondary: None
On Tap: Rasputin's Beard, Full Monty IPA, Ginger Saison, Copperhead Red Ale, Peach of Resistance

"Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world." -Jack Nicholson
Wreck99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 10:56 PM   #8
lowtones84
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
lowtones84's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Montclair, New Jersey
Posts: 1,424
Liked 128 Times on 102 Posts
Likes Given: 278

Default

I feel like black patent would make it a little "robust", even at 1/4 lb. Not to say that's a bad thing, it just depends on what you want. 1 lb. of chocolate malt did it for me in about a 9 lb. grain bill. Any of these options will make a great beer!
lowtones84 is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 11:00 PM   #9
Wreck99
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Wreck99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Warminster, PA
Posts: 487
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 45

Default

Cool ill mess around with beersmith again and post a revised recipe for review.
__________________
Wrecked Brewery - "Prepare to be WRECKED!"

Primary: None
Secondary: None
On Tap: Rasputin's Beard, Full Monty IPA, Ginger Saison, Copperhead Red Ale, Peach of Resistance

"Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world." -Jack Nicholson
Wreck99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 12:06 AM   #10
bierhaus15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: , New York
Posts: 1,517
Liked 82 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Needs more brown malt. Add a lb of it and you've got a clone for Fullers London Porter. Though, they use wy1968/wlp002.

I generally find the whitbread yeasts a bit too dry and neutral in flavor for English porters, but hey use what you got. Wy1318, 1968, 1028, 1469 would be nice choices too.
bierhaus15 is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
English IPA Recipe...how does it look Pugs13 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 14 06-26-2012 05:00 PM
Recipe Critique: English Barleywine axeman9182 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 06-12-2011 04:19 PM
Drafting an English Barleywine Recipe zepolmot All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 02-12-2011 09:45 PM
English Brown Recipe Thor the Mighty All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 11-03-2010 06:31 PM
Trying first partial mash -English Bitter -help with recipe aaronlawson All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 08-27-2007 10:23 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS