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2nd Ammendment Vanilla Bourbon Porter

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2nd Ammendment Vanilla Bourbon Porter

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

Robust Porter
Beer Color


Not bad at pitching. Pitched Noty at 75F at about 5:30 p.m. 1-24-13. tested at 1.010 on day seven. Kegged 2-1-13. First draw on 2-13-13. Tasty and according to style. A thin little bite at the end may go with another week in the keg. Bourbon very mild as is vanilla, but both do their part. I'd give it four stars and rate it at about a 38.


  • 8 lbs - Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1 lbs - Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1 lbs - Munich Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 8.0 oz - Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 8.0 oz - Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 4.0 oz - Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1.0 oz - Northern Brewer [8.5%] - Boil 60 min (Hops)
  • 1.0 oz - Cascade [5.5%] - Boil 5 min (Hops)
  • 1 pkgs - Nottingham (Danstar #-) (Yeast)
  • 14.00 oz - Bourbon (Maker's Mark) (Bottling 0 min) (Misc)
  • 1.00 - Vanilla Beans (Bottling 0 min) (Misc)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.057 (14.0° P)
Final Gravity: 1.013 SG (3.2° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 5.8%
Color SRM: 28.9  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 32.9
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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 Reviewed by Mark on Wed Aug 20 2014

We added an extra 1/2 oz of Chinook hops at 10 minutes left in the boil. We also added the bourbon and 2 vanilla beans when we transferred to the secondary fermenter. Primed with 2/3c of dark brown sugar and 1/3c of priming sugar. This really seemed to help mellow the bourbon a bit and accent the vanilla and maltiness of this beer. Over all, a great recipe, We will definitely make this one again and again.