Originally Posted by jaymack
I have recently taken to Fuller's Brand of Ale, and their London Porter in particular... quite a nicey.
Does anyone have any general Porter recipes they can share (prefer extract based) ?. My understanding is that it is traditionally a blend of 2 ales combined?
This is the current incarnation of my Holy Grail (I just bottled this batch last Tuesday and seems promising). It's pretty straight forward.
(steep @ 155°F for 45 minutes)
8 oz Chocolate
16 oz Crystal 60L
12 oz Black Patent
I actually also threw in 16 oz of 2-row base malt and did a half-assed mini-mash, but you can omit that part and just steep the specialty grains).
5.5 # extra light DME (or about 6.6 lbs LME)
2 oz EK Goldings @ 60 min
0.5 oz Fuggles @ 15 min
0.5 oz EK Goldings @ 0 min
Wyeast 1028 (London Ale)
If you want some more info about the origins of porter (summarized from my reading of Ray Daniels' Designing Great Beers
), I posted this thread a while back: