Caramel Porter/Stout

Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:47 pm

Hey guys. Has anyone had success making a caramel porter/stout. I had a great version from Saranac a few months back and of course now its not available. I want to brew some and I'm not sure the best way to add caramel to the beer? Any ideas?

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Re: Caramel Porter/Stout

Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:13 am

Caramel extract perhaps? It's made for cakes/cookies/puddings etc. so I would imagine you'd get some good flavor out of it.
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Re: Caramel Porter/Stout

Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:28 pm

Use a large percentage of british caramel malt of approximately 75 lovibond. A pound to a pound and a half in 5 gallons should give you a big wallop of caramel flavor. You can also take your first runnings and boil them hard for about 30-40 minutes to get some kettle caramelization.
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