NOTE - MODIFIED RECIPE ACTUALLY BREWED IS IN POST #4 BELOW!!!
Taking my first crack at a Chocolate Cherry Porter.
Please critique my recipe below - what I'm going for is a very subdued roast, with upfront chocolate taste. Hence, just a small amount of dehusked Carafa III and 1# of chocolate malt. How are my IBU's @ 37 using a clean hop for bittering.
One question I do have is in regards to my crystal malts. Do these look ok? I have quite a bit of 120L so I figured this would be a good recipe for those flavors. Little 120L and a little more 60L - is this appropriate? Should I be going in another direction, like 40L?
Not sure about the cherry yet either, I will either be doing the extract, juice concentrate, canned cherries, whole cherries, or a combo of all or some.
Chocolate Cherry Porter
(Ferment for 14-21 Days @ 63 deg, Secondary for 2-4 weeks @ 68 deg, Bulk Age for 4-8 Weeks @ 35-40 deg. Keg and
serve at 42 deg)
Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Brewer: Ryan B
Boil Size: 7.50 gal
Boil Time: 90 min Equipment: Brew Pot (15 Gal), Hot Liquor Tank (15 Gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (10 Gal)
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00
6.00 lb Pale Malt, Golden Promise (2.2 SRM) Grain 38.14 %
4.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 25.43 %
2.00 lb Pale Malt (6 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 12.71 %
1.00 lb Organic Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 6.36 %
1.00 lb Organic Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 6.36 %
8oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 3.18 %
8oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3.18 %
6oz lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 2.42 %
4oz lb Carafa III (525.0 SRM) Grain 1.59 %
0.75 oz Magnum [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops 30.3 IBU
0.75 oz Fuggles [5.80 %] (20 min) Hops 7.6 IBU
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
2.00 oz Cocoa Powder (Mash 75.0 min) Misc
2.00 oz Cocoa Powder (Secondary 30.0 days) Misc
4.00 oz Cherry Extract (Secondary 30.0 days) Misc
4.00 oz Cocoa Powder (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale
Est Original Gravity: 1.070
Est Final Gravity: 1.015 SG
Bitterness: 37.9 IBU
Est Color: 37.1 SRM