My first Porter

Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:59 am

Hey guys! I am gettting ready to make my first Porter. I usually am not that into porters, but I found a kit at Austin Homebrew that looks really good: ... s_id=13065
It is a whiskey barrel porter. It says you add whiskey barrel oak chips and whiskey to second fermenter. I am planning on letting it age for about 6 months. I have been brewing mainly lighter ales. I have done a few ambers and browns also. I just wanted to know what you guys think and if brewing a dark beer like this is any different. It looks really good.

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Re: My first Porter

Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:06 am

If you haven't brewed a beer this strong before you're going to need more yeast than you usually pitch but other than that there's not a whole lot you need to change. If you are doing all grain you might need to look at your water and pH a little bit.
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Re: My first Porter

Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:31 pm

My first beer was a porter but I lost the recipe after I had to reinstall windows, back your stuff up folks.

Anyways it was simple recipe, just can't remember it, I save a bottle and drank it a year later and it was even better. All grain too.
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