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Sierra Nevada Porter Clone

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Sierra Nevada Porter Clone

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

Robust Porter


Here is a recipe for a clone of Sierra Nevada Porter. I didn't mean for it to come out that way; in fact, I had never tasted SNP until after I made this one (my 4th all-grain batch). It is based on Dave Miller's traditional porter recipe.


  • 7 lb 2-row pale malt
  • 12 oz Black patent malt
  • 6 oz Barley flakes
  • .5 tsp gypsum
  • 2 oz Cascades loose hops, 5.5% aa, 60 min boil (= 11 AAU)
  • 0.5 oz English Fuggles plug hops, last 5 min of boil
  • Sierra Nevada Yeast

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.050
Final Gravity: 1.017
Alcohol by Vol: 4.32%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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The yeast was cultured from two bottles (actually it was the yeast cake from a previous batch).

Mashing procedure:

Mash in: 130 deg. F 9 qts water (San Diego tap water)
Protein rest: 125 deg F 30 min
Mash temp: 154-142 deg F 1.5 hr
Mash out: 168 deg F 5 min
Sparge: approx 4-5 gal @ 170 deg F

Total boil time of 1.25 hr, hops additions as noted above, chilled. Fermented in glass, temp in the low 60's Farenheit, blow-off used.