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SWMBO Porter
« on: September 08, 2014, 08:22:23 PM »
Ok, so now I think after 27 years, I just might understand my wife's palate.  She likes porters, chocolate and fruits.  So I brewed a 10 gallon batch on the fly, using BCS Hazelnut Porter as the guideline , but used the equivalent of 3 pounds of cherry juice one bottle of extract at kegging and a pound of chocolate powder (unsweetened, of course) in the boil.  Man, she loves it.  Better than any triple decocted pilsner I ever made (according to her).  Just goes to show ya....always brew to the consumer's palate.....
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Re: SWMBO Porter
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2014, 08:46:50 PM »
Chocolate cherry porter sounds pretty damn good to me. Sounds like your wife has good taste :)
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Re: SWMBO Porter
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2014, 11:28:06 AM »
How about a recipe, sounds delish.
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Re: SWMBO Porter
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2014, 11:50:05 AM »
I have it at home - I will try to remember to post it tonight - the base was the BCS hazelnut chocolate porter, IIRC....
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Re: SWMBO Porter
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2014, 04:19:19 AM »
This is for 10 gallons, which may last quite awhile:

Grist Malts:
2 row -        23 lbs.
Munich -        3 lbs.
Crystal 40 -   2 lbs.
Crystal 80 -   2 lbs.
Chocolate -    1.5 lbs.
Blackprinz -    1 lb.

Mash at 156F for 60 minutes

Other:

Unsweetened baking cocoa powder - 1 lb. at 0 min (end of boil) stir in well.
2 quarts Tart Cherry Juice (each stated to be the equivalent of the juice from 3 lbs. of cherries) added at high krausen or a day or so after - for me that was about 3-4 days in; cherry extract at kegging or bottling to taste - I used 1 bottle that was 2/3rds of an ounce and split it between the 2 kegs.

Hops:
East Kent Goldings        2.5 ozs at 60
Willamette.                   1.5 ozs at 30
Willamette.                   1.5 ozs at 15
East Kent Goldings.        1 oz at 0
Willamette.                    1 oz at 0

Any neutral ale yeast will work - US 05, for example. I think I used a slurry I had on hand from a prior batch.
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