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BootYtRappeR

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does anyone have a smooth brown porter recipe they'd like to share.

I haven't decided what I'm brewing next just tossing around some ideas. I've been reading Designing Great Beers and it's got me thinking about Porters!!!
 

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Here's a recipe my buddy recently brewed up...mighty tasty.

Papa Jack's Porter

1 lb Crystal 55L
12 oz black patent
6 oz chocolate
6 lb M&F light DME
2 oz molasses

1.5 oz EKG (5.7%aa) at 60 min
0.5 oz Fuggles at 15 min
0.5 oz EKG at 5 min

1 tsp Irish moss

Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale

bottle with 1-1/4 cp M&F light DME
OG around 1.054
 

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Walker-san's AGP1.x

4.5#2-row
4.5#Vienna
.75#Chocolate
.25#patent
1#crystal 60

1.5oz EKG 60
0.75oz Fuggle 20
0.5oz EKG 5

Windsor ale yeast

I brewed this and it turned out awesome. Nice and smooth, not too bitter and a slight coffee taste from the patent. Next time I may lower the vienna malt and compensate with some munich to get slightly maltier.
 
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Chairman Cheyco said:
Walker-san's AGP1.x

4.5#2-row
4.5#Vienna
.75#Chocolate
.25#patent
1#crystal 60

1.5oz EKG 60
0.75oz Fuggle 20
0.5oz EKG 5

Windsor ale yeast

I brewed this and it turned out awesome. Nice and smooth, not too bitter and a slight coffee taste from the patent. Next time I may lower the vienna malt and compensate with some munich to get slightly maltier.
Hey Cheyco, what do you think about scaling back the vienna to 3.5# subbing in 1# munich AND adding 1# biscuit?
 

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That sounds yummy but you may want to up the hops slightly to compensate. The way the recipe was, I found it needed a bit more maltiness, not a ton.

Then again, that might just be crazy enough to work...

:D
 

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I too am reading Ray Daniels and Randy Mosher, along with listening to Jamil. A good porter is hard to beat and many folks out west tell of a fantastic porter by Deschutes called Black Butte porter. A clone recipe appeared if BYO a while back and I thought the grain bill interesting. I have 12 gallons fermenting like crazy right now.

Black Butte Porter Clone

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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15-A Porter, Robust Porter

Min OG: 1.050 Max OG: 1.065
Min IBU: 25 Max IBU: 45
Min Clr: 30 Max Clr: 90 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.25 Wort Size (Gal): 5.25
Total Grain (Lbs): 12.25
Anticipated OG: 1.058 Plato: 14.28
Anticipated SRM: 22.6
Anticipated IBU: 30.6
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
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Evaporation Rate: 20.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 6.56 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.046 SG 11.54 Plato



% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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89.8 11.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
5.1 0.63 lbs. Crystal 60L America 1.034 60
5.1 0.63 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.029 350

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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0.23 oz. Galena Pellet 13.00 11.4 60 min.
0.68 oz. Cascade Pellet 6.60 13.1 30 min.
0.86 oz. Tettnanger Pellet 5.20 6.2 10 min.


Yeast
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WYeast 1318 London Ale III





Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs: 12.25
Water Qts: 15.31 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 3.83 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.25 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 152 Time: 90
Mash-out Rest Temp : 0 Time: 0
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 90


Total Mash Volume Gal: 4.81 - Dough-In Infusion Only

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.
 

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I know this is an ancient thread, but Musthavbeer, how did that Black Butte Porter clone turnout?

OP, did you find any smooth porter recipes you like?

I want to make a smooth vanilla porter and have been checking out Denny Conn's. Can anyone vouch for its smoothness?
 

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Yep, I'd like to know as well.. I just finished the last bottle of it a couple of days ago. I don't think they sell it at Costco here in this part of CA.
 
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