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David Smith's Porter

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David Smith's Porter

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Beer Style: Brown Porter (12A)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Brown Porter


This recipe was modified from Papazian's "Sparrow Hawk Porter" and won first place at the Santa Clara County Fair


  • 3.3 pounds, John Bull dark extract
  • 3.6 pounds, light Australian dry malt
  • 1 pound, black patent malt (coarsely crushed)
  • 2 ounces, Cascade hops
  • 1/2 ounce, Tettnanger hops
  • 1 ounce, Tettnanger hops (finish)
  • 1 pack, Edme ale yeast
  • 3/4 cup, corn sugar (priming)

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.056 at 60 degrees
Final Gravity: 1.024
Alcohol by Vol: 4.19%
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Add crushed black patent malt to 1-1/2 gallons cold water. Bring to boil. (This recipe was made by boiling malt for 10 minutes, however, conventional wisdom is to avoid boiling whole grains). Strain out malt. Add extract and dry malt and Cascade and 1/2 ounce Tettnanger hops. Boil 60 minutes. Add finishing hops and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and steep 1-2 minutes. Sparge into 3-1/2 gallons cold water. Cool and pitch yeast.


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