Batch #1 - Robust Porter #1


This is a simple all-grain robust porter whose recipe was modified from a shamelessly stolen recipe from homebrewtalk.

Recipe

Malts

  • UK Maris Otter 7.5#
  • UK Brown Malt 2.5#
  • US Black Malt .6#

Hops

  • UK Fuggle 1.25oz @ 60min
  • UK Fuggle .3oz @ 5min

Yeast

  • WLP 013 London Ale Yeast

Brewday Notes

Mash water 16.25L at 168.2F

Outside temp 75F

Mash in 1210

Mash temp at 1220 is 167F (much too hot)

Added 2L water and ice cubes to drop temp 151.2F by 1228

Mash out at 1325 at 147F

Sparge with 3.5 gallons at 152.8F at 1330

Sparge out at 1350

I forgot to subtract the cooling water from sparge so I added 15 minutes to boil time before first hop addition.

First hop addition added at 1445

Fermentation

This will be the first beer fermented in the crawlspace of my house. The temperature down there in the summer only fluctuates about 1-2 degrees F a day and hangs around 64F (which honestly is a little bit low for me, but I don’t have to pay for electricity, or worry about space in my fridge that can now be used for lagering!)

Refractometer Readings

SG: 1.032

OG: 1.047

FG: 1.023 (1.011 corrected)

ABV: 4.8%

Tasting Notes

830

Kegged the beer today, force carbing at 20PSI for a few days. Malty, roasty, and hint of chocolate.