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LAB Coconut Porter

This homebrew recipe comes from London Amateur Brewers (LAB) member Ken Bazley. Bazley earned a gold medal for this beer recipe in the 2013 UK National Homebrew Competition. It was first brewed for the Sebright Arms and was inspire by Maui Brewing’s coconut porter.

This recipe was originally featured in the article “London Area Brewers Go Pro” in the September/October 2013 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Access this issue of Zymurgy magazine instantly online!

LAB Coconut Porter | Specialty Beer

Ingredients

  • For 5 gallons (19 L)
    • 10.8 lb (4.9 kg) Maris Otter pale malt
    • 0.55 lb (250 g) Crystal malt
    • 0.48 lb (218 g) Chocolate malt
    • 0.48 lb (218 g) Carafa I
    • 13.4 oz (380 g) Toasted coconut flakes (secondary)
    • 3.8 oz (110 g) Black patent malt
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Chinook hops, 13.1% a.a. (60 min)
    • 0.7 oz (20 g) Willamette hops, 6.3% a.a. (40 min)
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Willamette hops, 6.3% a.a. (20 min)
    • Safale US-05, rehydrated

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.065
    • Final Gravity: 1.019
    • IBU: 39
    • SRM: 74
    • Boil Time: 60 minutes

    Directions

    Mash grains at 152° F (67° C) for one hour. Ferment at 68° F (20° C). After fermentation, preheat oven to 150° F (66° C) and toast coconut until golden brown (about 40 minutes). Turn the coconut every 10 minutes to ensure even toasting. Rack the beer into an airtight vessel (secondary or Cornelius keg) and add the coconut loose when cool. Give the vessel a good shake every day. Bottle after 12 to 14 days. Prime to achieve 2.0 volumes of CO2.

    Extract Version

    Substitute 7.75 lb (3.52 kg) pale malt extract syrup for Maris Otter malt. Steep remaining grains for 30 minutes in 160° F (71° C) water. Drain, rinse grains, and proceed with boil. 

     
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