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What's This?
« on: May 01, 2015, 07:05:35 PM »
I sent this beer out in the beer swap. I wanted to make something malty but not sweet, quaffable, assertively bitter but not hoppy.
OG 1.050
80 % Rahr 2 row
9 % Cara amber
4.5% munich
2 % midnight wheat
4.5% t. Fawcett pale chocolate
40 ibu: pride of Ringwood 60 minute, Mt hood 20 minute and hopstand
WLP60 American Ale Blend
Final gravity 1.010

I like it, its pretty much what bi hoped for although I expected it to be not quite as dark (its like a more red than usual porter) and more red. Its got a very subtle roast and assertive but pleasant bitterness and the maltiness of a higher gravity beer IMO.
What would you call it?
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Re: What's This?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2015, 07:10:51 PM »
What is it? Delicious!

Maybe an american brown?
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Re: What's This?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2015, 07:12:54 PM »
American porter -ish ?  If there were a brown tinge at all, American Brown ?
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Re: What's This?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2015, 07:23:33 PM »
i'd call it "get in my belly brorter"   :P
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Re: What's This?
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2015, 07:28:24 PM »
Maybe Intercontinental Porter?
I like the Pride of Ringwood, first time using it.
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Re: What's This?
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2015, 04:10:05 AM »
When they don't easily fit, its time to invent a style.

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Re: What's This?
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2015, 04:29:26 AM »
Thread title lead me to believe I was going to see a pictures of the top of a perfectly normal fermentation.

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Re: What's This?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2015, 12:08:57 PM »
Thread title lead me to believe I was going to see a pictures of the top of a perfectly normal fermentation.
That's great. Are those islands of froth mold? Salmonella? The plague?!
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Re: What's This?
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2015, 12:12:30 PM »
When they don't easily fit, its time to invent a style.
I agree! I'm just glad that I'm getting to know my ingredients and techniques enough to make beer that tastes how I intended with my own recipes.
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Re: What's This?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2015, 11:43:49 AM »
I have settled on "American Porter" Its close to a brown porter but higher I bus and a bit crisper with the American ale yeast. Definitely more drinkable than most porters I've had.
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Re: What's This?
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2015, 11:50:31 AM »

I have settled on "American Porter" Its close to a brown porter but higher I bus and a bit crisper with the American ale yeast. Definitely more drinkable than most porters I've had.

Darn Pete, had my hopes set on # Brorter. 


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Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
CPT, U.S.Army
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: What's This?
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2015, 08:19:48 PM »

I have settled on "American Porter" Its close to a brown porter but higher I bus and a bit crisper with the American ale yeast. Definitely more drinkable than most porters I've had.

Darn Pete, had my hopes set on # Brorter. 


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You could still go with that. Sounds like a porter two dudes who were best friends brewed together.
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