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Offline Wilbur

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Jazzing up a Salted Caramel Porter kit?
« on: January 31, 2022, 09:52:42 am »
Won a Brewers Best salted caramel porter kit in a homebrew competition. I'm not crazy about the idea, any ideas on a way to jazz it up? My son's allergic to peanuts, so everyones favorite Peanut Butter Porter is out. I've got a regular American Porter on tap right now.

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  • 3.3 lb BB Dark LME
  • 3 lb Sparkling Amber DME
  • 1 lb D45 Amber Candi Syrup
  • 4 oz Brown Supreme malt and 4 oz Cara munich dark malt (Crushed)
  • 8 oz Vienna malt
  • 3 oz Fuggle hops
  • Caramel natural flavoring (Will probably trash this)
  • S-04 yeast

Offline Robert Rowe

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Re: Jazzing up a Salted Caramel Porter kit?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2022, 06:29:25 am »
Wow! I am pretty sure, it smells great!
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Re: Jazzing up a Salted Caramel Porter kit?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2022, 07:41:18 am »
Change the yeast to something Belgian and make a Belgian Dark Strong Ale
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Offline chinaski

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Re: Jazzing up a Salted Caramel Porter kit?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2022, 03:13:28 pm »
I made a lactose-coffee porter that was inspired one at Hill Farmstead that I would brew again.  Lactose at the end of the boil, London III yeast fermentation, cold-steeped coffee added at kegging.  Probably lower gravity than your kit though- not that it matters much.

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Re: Jazzing up a Salted Caramel Porter kit?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2022, 07:42:17 am »
Change the yeast to something Belgian and make a Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Love this idea. When in doubt, go Belgian.

Having had some poor quality results from S-04 yeast I have a theory as to why it was given away for free in the kit. It may have been placed there by your enemies.


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Re: Jazzing up a Salted Caramel Porter kit?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2022, 10:49:42 am »
Another vote for the Belgian. Add the S-04 yeast to the boil as a yeast nutrient.

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Re: Jazzing up a Salted Caramel Porter kit?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2022, 05:49:59 pm »
I'd suggest wy3068 at 70 degrees. It would be one tasty porter. I used to do a porter with flaked wheat, rolled oats, and belgian candy. I used wy3068 and called it das teufel weizen. It was basically a lower gravity version of my imperial stout recipe minus a few ingredients.
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