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Bert Grant's Perfect Porter
« on: May 05, 2011, 02:43:17 PM »
Does anybody remember Bert Grant's Perfect Porter.  I loved this beer and I was wondering if anyone has a clone recipe for this?  Also, when did this brewery close?  Any details?
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Re: Bert Grant's Perfect Porter
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 02:55:32 PM »
Does anybody remember Bert Grant's Perfect Porter.  I loved this beer and I was wondering if anyone has a clone recipe for this?  Also, when did this brewery close?  Any details?

Before my time sadly. I swear Zymurgy or BYO had something on it in the last year or so...

I did find this online, lots of specs and an ingredients list at a minimum:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f126/bert-grants-perfect-porter-tribute-149888/

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Re: Bert Grant's Perfect Porter
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 05:08:04 PM »
Thanks JohnF!
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Re: Bert Grant's Perfect Porter
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 10:14:42 PM »
don't do it!  it's not fashionable to like peat smoked malt  :)

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Re: Bert Grant's Perfect Porter
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2011, 07:24:57 AM »
don't do it!  it's not fashionable to like peat smoked malt  :)

Hi, my name is Hokerer and I'm a peat-aholic

Yeah, I admit it, I kinda like peat-smoked malt brews :)
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Re: Bert Grant's Perfect Porter
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2011, 01:37:37 PM »
I would not have guessed that it had peat-smoked malt, but I'll have try it now even if it is such a small  amount.  I guess a dab will do ya. ;)
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Re: Bert Grant's Perfect Porter
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2011, 03:23:50 PM »
I brewed the recipe johnf linked and it came out really nice. It had been ages since I'd had the original so I can't say how good a clone it is, but I really enjoyed it. The peat is pretty subtle.
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Re: Bert Grant's Perfect Porter
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2011, 09:09:42 PM »
Hi, my name is Hokerer and I'm a peat-aholic

Yeah, I admit it, I kinda like peat-smoked malt brews :)

I'm staying in the peat closet; where I feel safe and comfortable. 

I'm not sure I've had a peat beer other than the perfect porter and that was many years ago.  Seems like I enjoyed it though, IIRC.

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Re: Bert Grant's Perfect Porter
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2011, 03:17:38 PM »
The Bert Grant recipe is in Clone Brews, by Tess and Mark Szamatulske,

Same authors of Beer Captured - my go to recipe book.

All recipes are winners. Haystack Porter in Beer Captured is my #1 porter. Bert Grants is a bit hoppier.
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Re: Bert Grant's Perfect Porter
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2011, 02:02:24 PM »
Does anybody remember Bert Grant's Perfect Porter.  I loved this beer and I was wondering if anyone has a clone recipe for this?  Also, when did this brewery close?  Any details?

Grant's entire line-up was great, I'm sorry they're gone. The skinny on why Grant's brewery went out of business is this: Bert Grant died in 2001 (Beer bio here: http://www.beerhunter.com/documents/19133-001575.html). Thereafter, his brewery was sold to another company which subsequently went out of business and the brewery folded in 2006. (Details here: http://www.seattlepi.com/default/article/Grant-s-brewpub-leaves-legacy-to-drink-to-1197281.php) Some of the Grants recipes were picked up by other brewers in the region. North Coast Tangerine Wheat is a pretty good clone of Grant's Tangerine Wheat. I don't know the fate of the Perfect Porter recipe, though.