Molasses Porter
  • LothosLothos
    Posts: 2,146
    Recipe Type Extract
    Batch Size 5 gal
    Volume Boiled 5.25 gal
    Mash Efficiency 72 %
    Total Grain/Extract 6.32 lbs
    Total Hops 3.0 oz

    0.50 lbs Crystal Malt 60°L info
    0.25 lbs Weyermann CaraAroma
    0.25 lbs English Chocolate Malt
    0.25 lbs British Black Patent
    4.375 lbs Dry Light Extract
    0.50 lbs Dry Wheat; Muntons
    0.19 lbs Molasses

    1.00 oz Warrior® (Pellets, 18.00 %AA) boiled 20 min.
    1.00 oz Fuggle (Whole, 4.75 %AA) boiled 10 min.
    1.00 oz Willamette (Whole, 5.00 %AA) boiled 5 min.

    Yeast : WYeast 1056 American Ale

    Keep your boil down to 20 minutes and use filtered water from your fridge or distilled water if you use DME or LME.

    CaraAroma was actually the Franco-Belges Kiln Coffee Malt of about the same Lovibond (150-180L).
    I highly recomend this malt for porter!

    Warrior hops were also Summit hops.
    I know: such a waste of a strong hop in a 20 minute boil, but the short boil is essential when using Extract.

    The final product was incredible!

    I used 1/2 cup priming sugar.

    Original Gravity 1.050
    Terminal Gravity 1.011
    Color 23.78 °SRM
    Bitterness 37.2 IBU
    Alcohol (%volume) 5.0 %
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