Its bottling day tomorrow, which means the primary fermenter will be free for another brew!
Im wanting to try something different, a porter. My favourite Porter is "Harringtons Wobbly Boot Porter Ale" http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/harring...ter-ale/13799/
Its a smooth tasting beer, with a lingering malty aftertaste, I guess like a porter version of Newcastle. If possible this is my aim at least...
I have the following, for a 23L, 6.08 gal batch.
11.90lbs Dark Muntons LME
13.5oz Crystal Whole Grain (will crush and steep)
2.20lbs Black Patent Porter Whole Grain (Don't need to use it all)
Southern Cross 12% Pellet Hops (up to 2.5oz)
NZ Fuggle 6.9% Pellet Hops (up to 1.5oz)
1x Safale US-05 Dry Yeast
Im not sure if you need to crush the Black Patent Porter whole grain before I steep it? Iv heard that with chocolate grain you don't need to? If I steep both the Crystal and Black grain, can I do it at the same time in the same stocking?
What would the OG be if I used all the LME and some grain for 6.08 gal batch? Any suggestions on the amount of hops to use would be good to please.
Thanks for any help, Im not very good at making recipes...