I got into homebrewing a couple years ago but it's been about 1 1/2 years since my last batch, and since my buddy Steve wanted to learn how to do it we decided to get one going. Inspired by great sweet, chocolaty, and semi-roasty porters like Deschutes Black Butte and Sam Adams Holiday Porter, I wanted to see if I could create something anywhere near these.
I searched through a couple of my homebrew books and for recipes online to get a general sense of the ingredients and amounts that go into a porter, and I concocted this recipe...
Malt Bill (for 5 gallon batch)
- 8.0 lbs Pale Liquid Malt Extract
- 8 oz American Crystal 60L
- 8 oz American Crystal 120L
- 10 oz American Chocolate
- 3 oz American Black Patent
- 3 oz American Roasted Barley
- 0.75 oz Challenger (AA% 7.0) @ 60 min
- 0.50 oz Willamette (AA % 3.9) @ 15 min