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Sweetport Porter

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Sweetport Porter

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

Brown Porter


Although I tend towards all grain brewing it seems I always come back to this one as my Porter. The rich body and residual sweetness of this beer is something which I have found hard to replicate in an all grain recipe. This beer finished 2nd at the Canadian Amateur Brewers Association national competition in 1989 and a variation of this recipe finished 3rd in 1990. The yeast strain is critical as well as the molasses to get the most out of this beer.


  • 3.3 pounds, Munton & Fison dark malt extract syrup
  • 2.2 pounds, dark dried malt extract
  • 1.1 pounds, light dried malt extract
  • 8.5 ounces, malto-dextrin powder
  • 1.1 pounds, crystal malt (40 L)
  • 4-1/4 ounces, chocolate malt
  • 4-1/4 ounces, black patent malt
  • 1 cup, light clover honey
  • 1 cup, brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup, blackstrap molasses
  • 1 ounce, Clusters hop pellets (boil)
  • 1 ounce, Cascade hop pellets (boil)
  • 1/2 ounce, Cascade hop pellets (finish)
  • 1 teaspoon, gypsum
  • 1/4 teaspoon, Irish moss (15 minutes)
  • 3/4 cup, dextrose (to prime)
  • 1/2 quart (500 ml) Irish ale yeast culture (WYeast #1084)

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 5 days
Secondary Ferment: 3 weeks

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.066
Final Gravity: 1.025
Alcohol by Vol: 5.37%
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Crush grains and steep for 30 minutes in water at 158 degrees. Strain into boiling vessel and sparge with 158 degrees water. Add malt extracts, dextrin, honey, brown sugar, molasses and gypsum and bring to a boil. Add boiling hops 5 minutes into boil, Irish moss for the last 15 minutes and finishing hops in last 5 minutes. Total boil of 50 minutes. Cool to at least 68 degrees before pitching yeast. Prime with dextrose as usual.