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Bourbon barrel porter recipe formulated
« on: June 17, 2013, 08:03:28 AM »
I brewed this last week. The OG came out to 1.069

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Recipe: Ralph's Bourbon Barrel Porter
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph The Wonderdog
Style: Robust Porter
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.061 SG
Estimated Color: 37.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 39.9 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
8 lbs 8.0 oz          Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        70.8 %       
2 lbs                 Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)             Grain         2        16.7 %       
8.0 oz                Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)    Grain         3        4.2 %         
8.0 oz                Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM)               Grain         4        4.2 %         
4.0 oz                Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM)          Grain         5        2.1 %         
4.0 oz                Black Barley (Stout) (500.0 SRM)         Grain         6        2.1 %         
1.00 oz               Goldings, East Kent [6.40 %] - First Wor Hop           7        25.8 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Goldings, East Kent [6.40 %] - Boil 20.0 Hop           8        14.2 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Windsor Yeast (Lallemand #-) [23.66 ml]  Yeast         9        -             
1.00 oz               Oak Chips (Primary 7.0 days)             Flavor        10       -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 12 lbs

Yesterday I took the lid off to add the chips and bourbon (1 oz chips soaked in 8 oz bourbon for a week) While the lid was off I dropped the hydrometer in and got a 1.026 reading. Given I mashed at nearly 160F and used a low attenuating yeast I expect an FG of around 1.020 to 1.023. I took a taste while I had the lid off. This porter is spectacular. Adding the munich to bump the ABV was a good choice. After dumping the bourbon and chips in I took another taste. PERFECT! I am really looking forward to when this beer is ready.
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Re: Bourbon barrel porter recipe formulated
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 09:55:42 AM »
sounds really good. looks a lot like my porter recipe, except I think I didn't use any roasted/black barley. the munich is really the bomb in this style. I mean I love munich malt anyway, put it in almost everything, but this style particularly really benefits from the rich fruity maltiness.
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Re: Bourbon barrel porter recipe formulated
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 10:04:42 AM »
sounds really good. looks a lot like my porter recipe, except I think I didn't use any roasted/black barley. the munich is really the bomb in this style. I mean I love munich malt anyway, put it in almost everything, but this style particularly really benefits from the rich fruity maltiness.
+1.  Munich is very underrated in porter and stout.  Looks great !  I made a "bourbon barrel" milk stout a few months back that came out great, and I used the chips and bourbon the same way.
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Re: Bourbon barrel porter recipe formulated
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 10:38:40 AM »
sounds really good. looks a lot like my porter recipe, except I think I didn't use any roasted/black barley. the munich is really the bomb in this style. I mean I love munich malt anyway, put it in almost everything, but this style particularly really benefits from the rich fruity maltiness.
+1.  Munich is very underrated in porter and stout.  Looks great !  I made a "bourbon barrel" milk stout a few months back that came out great, and I used the chips and bourbon the same way.

Special B is also great in a porter.
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Re: Bourbon barrel porter recipe formulated
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013, 11:17:50 AM »
sounds really good. looks a lot like my porter recipe, except I think I didn't use any roasted/black barley. the munich is really the bomb in this style. I mean I love munich malt anyway, put it in almost everything, but this style particularly really benefits from the rich fruity maltiness.
+1.  Munich is very underrated in porter and stout.  Looks great !  I made a "bourbon barrel" milk stout a few months back that came out great, and I used the chips and bourbon the same way.

Special B is also great in a porter.

And here I expected you to say "Brown Malt" :)
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Re: Bourbon barrel porter recipe formulated
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 12:56:31 PM »
And here I expected you to say "Brown Malt" :)

Yeah, and that!
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Re: Bourbon barrel porter recipe formulated
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013, 05:47:07 AM »
Special B is also great in a porter.

Thank you for my "why didn't I think of that" moment of the day. Special B is definitely going in my next porter rebrew.
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Re: Bourbon barrel porter recipe formulated
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2013, 05:38:10 PM »
I tried one of these saturday after the beer fest and it tasted bland. I was really buzzed then from everything I sampled. I just poured one a few minutes ago and I must say I got everything right on this. 10 days in the bottle and I have a really nice porter with a slightly detectable oak flavor and a nice noticable bourbon touch. This will make a fine birthday beer in November.
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Re: Bourbon barrel porter recipe formulated
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2013, 08:31:41 AM »
This will make a fine birthday beer in November.

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Re: Bourbon barrel porter recipe formulated
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2013, 10:39:57 AM »
good point
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