Termination Porter Homebrew

It’s been a while since I last brewed for myself, and since it is fall, it’s time for some dark beer. I brought out all my brew gerar, cleaned it up since I was a lame brewer last brew day and didn’t do a good job cleaning. I upgraded to BeerSmith 2, now on OS X, and made me a new Porter recipe. This was also Chase’s first time as assistant brewer along with my friend Ryan. Here is how we made the Termination Porter.

It’s been a while since I last brewed for myself, and since it is fall, it’s time for some dark beer.  I brought out all my brew gerar, cleaned it up since I was a lame brewer last brew day and didn’t do a good job cleaning.  I upgraded to BeerSmith 2, now on OS X, and made me a new Porter recipe.  This was also Chase’s first time as assistant brewer along with my friend Ryan.  Here is how we made the Termination Porter. (For Haloween, I named it the Hairy Porter)

Mash the following for 60 minutes at 152°F

  • 12 pounds Maris Otter 2 Row Pale Malt
  • 8 pounds Belgian 2 row pilsner malt.
  • 2 pounds 20°L Crystal Malt
  • 1.5 punds British Chocolate Malt
  • 12 oz  Cara-Pils/Dextrine
  • 8 oz Black Patent Malt

After mash, bring to boil.  Boil time is 60 minutes
Add bittering hops for 60 minutes of the boil:

  •  1.5 oz Northern Brewer pellet hops 9.4% alpha
  • 1 oz  East Kent Goldings pellet hops 5.9% alpha

After 45 minutes, add the following hops for the remaining 15 minutes of the boil:

  • 2 oz Cascade loose leaf hops 8.6% alpha

Remove from heat, cool wort below 80°F and transfer to primary carboys.  Pitch yeast:

  • Wyeast #1028 London Ale Yeast

This beer fermented out in 4 days, at an ambient temperature of 70°F, but the fermenting temperature was around 76°F.

OG: 1.062
FG: 1.013
IBU: 46.4
ABV: 6.5%
Yield 10 Gallons

Update:

This beer takes about 1 – 2 months to mature, and boy does it taste good.  My only change would be to halve the amount of Black Patent Malt that I used.