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Basic Porter

Thursday, April 26, 2007





This is the third in a series of recipes taken from The Homebrewer's Recipe Guide.

"This easy recipe is typical of the traditional sharp-flavored British porters. While the process is quite simple, the flavors are anything but. This is a very good recipe for the beginning brewer, with results that are sure to impress"


Ingredients

6 2/3 pounds amber malt extract

1 1/2 pounds Alexander's amber malt extract

1/2 pound black patent malt

1/2 pound crystal malt (60L)

1 teaspoon gypsum

1 1/2 ounces Kent Goldings hops (bittering)

1/2 ounce Liberty hops (aroma)

1 package English ale yeast

3/4 cup corn sugar for priming


Procedure

Place crushed black patent and crystal malt in water and steep at 155 degrees for 30 minutes.

Remove spent grains and add malt extract, gypsum and Kent Goldings hops.

Boil for 1 hour.

Add Liberty hops for the last 5 minutes of the boil.

Cool wort and pitch yeast.

Ferment for 10 to 14 days.

Bottle using corn sugar.

Age for 10 days



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