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Recipe by MikesHomeBrew American Porter Extract 5.00 Gallon Batch 2.50 Gallon Boil 60 Minute Boil Created 2/7/2020 Updated 2/21/2020 Comments

Gather all needed ingredients and read through the brew steps.
Collect 2.50 gallons of water in your brew kettle and begin heating.

Steeping Grains

Pour the following ingredients into a mesh bag:
  • 12.00 oz Caramel/Crystal 40L
  • 8.00 oz Chocolate
  • 8.00 oz Roasted Barley
Steep grain for 20 minutes or until water reaches 170 F
Remove mesh bag and discard
Bring water to a boil

Fermentables

To avoid scorching, remove kettle from heat source
Add the following fermantables to the kettle:
  • 6.60 lb - Light Liquid Malt Extract
  • 2.00 lb - Light Dry Malt Extract
Return to a boil

Hops and Kettle Additions

As soon as you reach a boil, set timer for 60 minutes
  • After 0 minute(s), add 1.00 oz Northern Brewer and boil for 60 Minute(s).
  • After 30 minute(s), add 0.75 oz Fuggle and boil for 30 Minute(s).
  • After 60 minute(s), add 0.50 oz Cascade and boil for 0 Minute(s).

Cooling

When the 60 minute boil is complete, cool the wort to 68 F as rapidly as possible. Use a wort chiller or place the kettle in an ice bath.
While the wort cools, sanitize the fermenting equipment - fermentor, lid or stopper, air lock, funnel, etc. along with the yeast pack and a pair of scissors.
Pour in the cooled wort into your fermentor. Leave any thick sludge in the bottom of the kettle.
Add more cold water as needed to bring the volume to 5.00 gallons.
Using a hydrometer, take a gravity reading from a sample of your wort. This should be close to the estimated O.G. (original gravity) of 1.059.
Seal the fermentor and aerate the wort. Rock fermentor back and forth for a few minutes or use an aeration stone.

Yeast

Add yeast once the temperature of the wort is 78 F or lower. Use the sanitized scissors to cut off a corner of the yeast pack, and carefully pour the yeast into the primary fermentor.
Seal the fermentor with stopper or lid. Add water into the sanitized airlock and then insert the airlock into the rubber stopper or lid.

Fermentation

Allow beer to ferment at the recommended temp for the recommended number of days.

Created with MIBrew from Michigan Brew Supply