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Old 11-13-2007, 01:44 AM   #1
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Default Great ABV % from my AHBS Vanilla Porter

I brewed an AHBS Vanilla Porter on Nov 3rd and racked to my secondary yesterday. I also used there alcohol boost option which I have used successfully in the past.

Eight days in the primary and my gravity went from 1.070 to 1.020 6.6% ABV

My previous brewing experience tells me this one is gonna finish off somewhere around 1.016 and 7.15% ABV.

I brewed their Double Chocolate Stout once before and it ended up a 6.6%, so I am quite pleased with this Porter.

If all ends as expected the attentuation will be around 75%...

Can't wait to for this one to be ready in mid-December


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I been real happy with there kits.


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I been real happy with there kits.
likewise...

Since I started ordering from them, that's all I have been using.
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I ordered their Strong Ale ale kit yesterday. Planning on adding some honey to it and hitting 8.5% ABV for a nice lil winter warmer beer for later this holiday season.

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I ordered their Strong Ale ale kit yesterday. Planning on adding some honey to it and hitting 8.5% ABV for a nice lil winter warmer beer for later this holiday season.

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Old 11-15-2007, 01:49 PM   #6
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What was the recipe?
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I've been looking at that kit to do. I want to some type of porter soon. How did they add vanilla flavor for the kit? vanilla extract?
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If you want a high ABV try the double IPA from Austin Homebrew it's really good.
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What was the recipe?
Well according to their instructions:

Grains:
1/2 lb. Cara-Vienne
1/2 lb. Crystal 60L
1/2 lb. Chocolate
1 3/4 lb. 2-Row
1/4 lb. Roasted Barley
1 oz. Black Patent

LME:
5 1/2 lb. Amber Extract

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1 oz. Northdown

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I used Muntons Ale Dry Yeast (2 packs)

I also added a the extra 1 % Alcohol boost pack. Their description: (Add 1% alcohol to your beer without compromising flavor. Brewvint Alcohol Boost 55% maltose, 45% glucose, very fermentable with little flavor contribution.)

And finally just before bottling:
1 oz. of powdered Vanilla flavoring.

Sounds delicious, can't wait to try some...
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I've been looking at that kit to do. I want to some type of porter soon. How did they add vanilla flavor for the kit? vanilla extract?
1 oz. of powdered Vanilla flavoring... that's all I can tell you, other than I did their Double Chocolate Stout once and it was the same setup. Powdered and you add it when bottling. The DC Stout had a really nice mellow chocolate taste.

The box where I store my ingredients has a totally kick ass vanilla smell to it right now.


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