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Old 08-23-2012, 12:52 AM   #1
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Ok, I'm back in the beginners forum. I made a foray out into the "adults" section and it didn't go well.

Here's the story: We have a friend, who is also a Pastor and also a MAJOR beer snob coming to stay with us in 2 months. I need a Porter that will kick him where the sun don't... well, where he isn't usually kicked (Which hopefully is never). I'm looking for some advice on folks favorite darker Porter recipes or something else in that general category you think would at least keep him occupied long enough to not ask me about all my sins (cause Lord knows they are too numerous to number... or something like that). I'll need some tips on how to snazz it up and make it sing. I'll take any cheap tricks you can think of to make it "the best Porter Pastor Peter has ever partaken in."



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Old 08-23-2012, 06:00 AM   #2
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Well... Its gonna depend on what kind of porters he is a fan of. I personally am a fan of the less hoppy, smooth porters. Around here its Deschute's Black Butte Porter, Odelle's Cutthroat Porter, or Crooked Fence's 3 Picket Porter. I enjoy adding Roasted Barley to my porters for a bit of a coffee taste. This last one I added coffee as well. Here is my base recipe. http://hopville.com/recipe/1254528. It turned out very nicely just needed a bit more coffee flavor. I upped the coffee i used from 2 tsp to 2 oz in the recipe to try next time. Or you could always brew up a pot of good stuff and add that once its cooled down some. Or you could look here http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f126/ Good luck

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Old 08-23-2012, 06:47 AM   #3
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I'd go with a milk stout. Maybe a chocolate milk stout. Most examples are even considered porters by many people (not me,but still) since they often lack roasted barley. Hell, they often even lack black/patent malt as well, with the darkest malt used being chocolate or even pale chocolate. So, such examples lack the burnt/acrid character that many stouts have, resulting in very easy drinkers.

 
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:10 AM   #4
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I made a really good robust porter a month ago and it turned out really nice.. But a good porter I'd say look into using marris otter as your base- otherwise pale 2 row will work. Throw some Munich, chocolate and pale chocolate malt and I actually think a small small addition of roasted barley wouldn't be a bad idea.. As for hops some northern brewer and then e. kent the rest of the way.. Ferment with a English strain.. Like WY1968 London esb.. I even used an american ale yeast.. 1056 n it worked pretty well..

 
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:23 AM   #5
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I made a Brown Porter called "Atonement Brown Porter" from a recipe a fellow put on this site. He won a gold medal for it. I can see why after tasting it. You could give this a try.. Posting the link cause the recipe is in it.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f126/ato...y-12-a-238714/

 
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:18 AM   #6
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Ok, I'm back in the beginners forum. I made a foray out into the "adults" section and it didn't go well.

Here's the story: We have a friend, who is also a Pastor and also a MAJOR beer snob coming to stay with us in 2 months. I need a Porter that will kick him where the sun don't... well, where he isn't usually kicked (Which hopefully is never). I'm looking for some advice on folks favorite darker Porter recipes or something else in that general category you think would at least keep him occupied long enough to not ask me about all my sins (cause Lord knows they are too numerous to number... or something like that). I'll need some tips on how to snazz it up and make it sing. I'll take any cheap tricks you can think of to make it "the best Porter Pastor Peter has ever partaken in."

One of the best porters I ever had was St. Peter's Old Style Porter:
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/296/838

If you can find a clone recipe for it, I think it might just be what you're looking for, though 2 months from mash to glass MIGHT be cutting things kinda close if you're bottling.

Found this (Posted by Pumbaa), it might be useful to you:
found this . . .

www.whatsbrewing.us - St. Peters Porter
A ProMash Recipe Report
BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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15-B Porter, Brown Porter
Min OG: 1.040 Max OG: 1.050
Min IBU: 20 Max IBU: 30
Min Clr: 20 Max Clr: 35 Color in SRM, Lovibond
Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.00 Wort Size (Gal): 5.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 10.50
Anticipated OG: 1.052 Plato: 12.74
Anticipated SRM: 25.7
Anticipated IBU: 43.6
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Pre-Boil Amounts
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Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 5.88 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.044 SG 10.90 Plato

Grain/Extract/Sugar
% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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85.7 9.00 lbs. Pale Malt (2-row) US-Cargill 71.27 2
4.8 0.50 lbs. Crystal Med 60L Pauls 69.19 60
4.8 0.50 lbs. Brown Malt Great Britain 65.04 70
4.8 0.50 lbs. Chocolate Malt Great Britain 69.19 475
Potential represented as Yield, Coarse Grind As Is.

Hops
Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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1.00 oz. Hallertau Northern Brewer Pellet 8.50 38.9 50 min.
1.00 oz. Cascade Pellet 5.75 4.7 1 min.

Extras
Amount Name Type Time
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0.00 Oz Irish Moss Fining 15 Min.(boil)

Yeast
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WYeast 1084 Irish Ale


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Old 08-23-2012, 01:14 PM   #7
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Search the boards for Revvy's Chocolate Mole porter...I just brewed an extract version and it's delicious. Needs aging time though, 2 months might be cutting it too close.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:21 PM   #8
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How about Jamil's Robust Porter

 
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:29 PM   #9
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Search the boards for Revvy's Chocolate Mole porter...I just brewed an extract version and it's delicious. Needs aging time though, 2 months might be cutting it too close.
Thanks!!! I was thinking that a porter with mexican hot chocolate and peppers, created by a fellow pastor would be just the thing....

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Old 08-23-2012, 02:05 PM   #10
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Thanks!!! I was thinking that a porter with mexican hot chocolate and peppers, created by a fellow pastor would be just the thing....

Exact same thing that popped into my mind!


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