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Alcatraz Porter

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Alcatraz Porter

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Beer Style: Robust Porter (12B)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

Robust Porter

Description:

I recently tasted my all-grain porter against Anchor's and the big thing I notice was Anchor Porter is thick, creamy. Mine is low carbonated, but it does not have that creamy feel. This was my first all-grain brew and my first porter.

It has a good malt flavor. Next time I would cut back on the hops some.

Ingredients:

  • 4--1/2 pounds, barley (pale malt)
  • 4 ounces, wheat malt
  • 8 ounces, Munich malt
  • 9 ounces, Crystal/Chocolate mixture
  • 4 ounces, Black Patent
  • 1/4 cup, molasses
  • 1.6 ounces, Cascade Hops (5.8AAU) (Bittering)
  • 1/2 ounce, Mt. Hood Hops (3.8AAU??) (Bittering)
  • 0.4 oz Cascade (finish)
  • Wyeast English Ale

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 10 days

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.054
Final Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol by Vol: 5.76%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Procedure:

Add all grains, crushed, to 6qts water at 55C. Wait 30 min. Raise temp to 62C (Added 2qts boiling water) Wait 75 min. Raise temp to 75C. Wait 5 min. Sparge with 75C water. Bring to boil, add molasses, Cascade, and Mt. Hood hops. Boil one hour. Add finishing hops. Boil 5 min. Cool down in sink. Add yeast from starter.

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review rating
 Reviewed by Kola on Sun Jun 22 2014

I ran the extraction calculation for this recipe and only got about 1.035 for the 5 gallon batch, using 75% brewhouse efficiency. There must be some typo error in the amounts stated for the ingredients. If the ingredient quantities are corrected, this has the makings of a potentially great recipe.