Having a go at another dark n' complex one today after the Old Peculier from last week looks so promising already. Today's brew is my take on a modern Porter with a simplified and lighter grain-bill from the Porter's of old, along with the greatly accelerated maturing time: 1 month as opposed to 6!
Size: 23.0 L
Original Gravity: 1.055
Terminal Gravity: 1.015
Bitterness: 36 IBU
5000.0 g Maris Otter Pale
500.0 g Chocolate Malt
265.0 g Black Malt
34g Northdown (8.6%) - added during boil, boiled 90 min
10g Goldings (5.8%) - added during boil, boiled 15 min
1.0 ea Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) - added during boil, boiled 15 min
10g Goldings (5.8%) - steeped after boil
Danstar Windsor Yeast
The yeast was showing a use-by date that expired about 3 months ago, although a 'flying starter' had it foaming up nicely prior to pitching so it shouldn't give too many problems. I ended up with 25l in the fermenter at OG1.055 so all in all a good days work.