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Hoppy Porter Extract
ABV6.60 %
BJCP Style
15A. Porter, Robust Porter
A High on the hop side porter that still has a balance of malt taste.
Submitted by csitt on 23-Apr-2005

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes This is not a real dark porter but it has a nice balance between hops and malt flavoring.
Awards Have not entered in any contests yet. If there are any left I will enter it in October. If none are left I will make this one again before the contest.
Boil Volume 2.00 gallons
Boil Time 70 minutes
Batch Size 5.13 gallons
Yeast WLP004 - Irish Ale (76% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation Glass 6.5 gal. - 10 days
Secondary Fermentation Glass 5 gal. - 7 days
Other Fermentation None
Procedure The malt extract syrup I used was Canadian. This is a little low on the gravity points. OG was 1.055 at 72 degrees and FG was 1.013 at 65 degrees. ABV = 5.5% Bring water to 168 degrees and steep all grains for 30 mins. Added 1 tsp gypsum and 2 tsp chalk to the end of the steep. Note: my water is real low in Calsium. After steeping add the extract and bring to a boil. After 10 minutes into the boil skim off the hot break and add the bittering hops. After 45 mins. add the flavoring hops and Irish Moss. Cool wort to around 70 degrees. While cooling the wort add 2 gals. of brewing water to a 6.5 gal. carboy. Once cool add the wort to the carboy and top off with brewing water to 5.13 gal. and shake for about 3-4 mins. to add oxygen before pitching the yeast. Keep at room temperature until airlock shows signs of activity (2-3 hours), and then move to a cool (about 65 degrees) dark place. Rack to a secodary after 10 days, bottle after another 7. Finished beer was a little haze at room temp. but clears up when chilled.
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.050 1.064 1.065
FG 1.012 1.013 1.016
IBU 25 67 45
SRM 26 30+
ABV 4.8 6.60 6
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
81.8 % 9.00 Light Malt Extract Syrup Canadian Malt Extract 44.7 2.0
9.1 % 1.00 American Crystal 90L 4.8 90.0
4.5 % 0.50 CaraFoam Head retention 2.4 3.0
2.3 % 0.25 Black Patent 1.1 500.0
2.3 % 0.25 Chocolate 1.1 350.0
  11.00     54.1  
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
77.8 % 3.50 Fuggles Whole/Plug 5.1 17.9 60 0.035 62.0
22.2 % 1.00 Fuggles Whole/Plug 5.1 5.1 15 0.010 5.1
  4.50               67.0
Miscellaneous Ingredients
Weight/Units Name Notes
1 tsp Gypsum
2 tsp Chalk My water is real low in Calsium
1 tsp Irish Moss Rehydrate covered when you start steeping the grain.