Ladies and gents,
I sat on the porter for three more days, ramping it up from 69 to 72 degrees and it dropped to a happy 1.020. I bottled it after three days of steady twenty and it smells and tastes great.
I'm still waiting on the gallon of BE-256 beer, which was already primed. I'll finish that tonight and let you know how it went.
thanks again for this terrific, and educational, thread.