Named in honor of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald—a freighter that sank in a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975—this porter is described by Great Lakes Brewing (Cleveland, Ohio) as having rich roasted barley and bittersweet chocolate-coffee notes.
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Great Lakes Brewing Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Robust Porter
- 9.5 lb (4.3 kg) Pale malt
- 0.75 lb (340 g) Crystal 55L malt
- 0.5 lb (226 g) Black patent malt
- 0.5 lb (226 g) Roasted barley
- 0.75 oz (21 g) Northern Brewer hops, 8% a.a. (60 min)
- 0.25 oz (7 g) E.K. Golding hops, 4.75% a.a. (60 min)
- 0.5 oz (14 g) E.K. Golding hops, 4.75% a.a. (35 min)
- 0.5 oz (14 g) E.K. Golding hops, 4.75% a.a. (10 min)
- Irish or American ale yeast
- Original Gravity: 1.062
- Final Gravity: 1.014
- ABV: 6.3%
- IBU: 38.6
- SRM: 41
Mash grains at 152° F (67° C) for 60 minutes. Boil, adding hops as noted in the ingredients. Chill to 68° F (20° C), aerate, pitch and ferment at 68° F.
Substitute 7.75 lb (3.52 kg) light malt extract syrup for pale malt. Steep dark grains and crystal malt in 160° F (71° C) brewing water for 30 minutes; remove, add extract and proceed with boil.