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(512) Brewing Co. Pecan Porter

(512) Brewing Company calls this beer a “true Austin original.” Texas declared the pecan its official state tree in 1919 (and later pecan pie the official state pie), and one of them grows in front of (512) in Austin.

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(512) Brewing Co. Pecan Porter | Specialty Beer

Ingredients

  • For 5 gallons (19 L)
    • 11 lb 6 oz (5.16 kg) organic American pale 2-row malt (80%)
    • 1 lb 6 oz (626 g) dark crystal malt (10%)
    • 11 oz (312 g) English black malt (5%)
    • 11 oz (312 g) English chocolate malt (5%)
    • 12–16 oz (340-450 g) roasted organic Texas pecans (ground in mash)
    • 2 oz (57 g) Glacier pellets, 6% a.a. (60 min)
    • American ale yeast, 16M cells/ml

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 16.5° P
    • Final Gravity: 4° P
    • ABV: 6.8%
    • IBU: 30
    • Boil Time: 60 min
    • Efficiency: 75%

    Directions

    You may choose to treat your mash water with gypsum and calcium chloride.

    Mash grains using a single-step infusion at 154° F (68° C). Roast pecans until aromatics are released; grind coarsely and add to mash. Ferment at 68° F (20° C). Carbonate to 2.5 vol. CO2 and package.

    Extract Option

    Substitute 8.5 lb (3.86 kg) pale malt extract syrup for pale malt. Steep crystal, black, and chocolate malts with coarsely ground pecans for 30 minutes in 160° F (71° C) water; drain, rinse grains, and dissolve extract completely. Bring to a boil, add hops, and proceed as above. 

     
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