Thursday, January 03, 2008

High-Altitude Porter

To continue my tradition of "new year, new beer" I've taken today off to recover and brew. After the success of Gail Porter and the fact that I've already got a pale, hoppy number fermenting at the moment I thought I'd conjure up another Porter recipe, this time with a bigger grain-bill for some added complexity. Hops will be the traditional porter/stout hop Northdown, with some Styrians along the flanks to provide some interest in the flavour and aroma, as well as to use some of them up as I still have a good few bags in the freezer and don't want them hanging around in case they start to oxidise.

sherpa Tenzing Porter

Size: 26.5 L
Efficiency: 70%

Original Gravity: 1.045
Alcohol: 4.72%
Bitterness: 35 IBU

Ingredients:
5250g Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt
170g Crystal 120
80g Black Malt
95g Chocolate Malt
140g Roasted Barley

35 g Northdown (8.6%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
15 g Styrian Goldings (3.1%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
15 g Styrian Goldings (3.1%) - added during boil, boiled 15 min
15 g Styrian Goldings (3.1%) - steeped after boil

Nottingham Yeast