Smoked Porter 11/14/2009
Other Smoked Beer


Type: All Grain

Date: 11/14/2009

Batch Size: 5.50 gal

Brewer: jomebrew
Boil Size: 7.00 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot 15g and Cooler (48 qt)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 33.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00
Taste Notes: OMG. This was awesome out of the gate. Smoke was detectable but not the focus. Rich malty flavor with the expected dark chocolate and roasted malt notes. Warming alcohol. Scored 33 in comp but should have been the blue ribbon winner.


Amount Item Type % or IBU
10.75 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 79.63 %
1.75 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 12.96 %
0.75 lb Crystal Dark - 75L (75.0 SRM) Grain 5.56 %
0.25 lb Peat Smoked Malt (2.8 SRM) Grain 1.85 %
1.60 oz Pearle [7.50 %] (60 min) Hops 38.6 IBU
1.00 oz Glacier [6.00 %] (60 min) Hops 19.3 IBU
0.50 oz Liberty [4.50 %] (15 min) Hops 3.6 IBU
1 Pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [Starter 100 ml] Yeast-Ale


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.056 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.056 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.018 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.66 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.96 %
Bitterness: 60.9 IBU Calories: 253 cal/pint
Est Color: 41.1 SRM Color:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 13.50 lb
Sparge Water: 4.65 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 16.88 qt of water at 165.9 F 154.0 F

Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2) Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 11.2 PSI Carbonation Used: My Carbonation Profile
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 40.0 F Age for: 14.0 days
Storage Temperature: 40.0 F  


4:33 155f hot water. seasoned mash tun with 120f water. added grain.
4:47 mash started. Target 154
Ack! 160F added cold water. Think the preheat of mashtun threw me off. also added 1/2 gallon too much strike water.
5:18 Mash temp steady at 156. Digital is off by 7F. stupid cheap technology.
5:47 Vorlouff started
6:30 screwed up sparge. knocked manifold hose off. unable to reattach. emptied mashtun and fixed, then refilled.
giving t 10 minutes then finish sparge.
7:00 sparge resumed.
7:50 boil started.
7:52 43g Perle 60 minute
1.044 preboil gravity
9:00 flame out. chiller on
9:10 hose temp 84. wort over 100.
9:25 on ice water. 86f in kettle.
9:40 60f or so from floating thermo.
9:45 off ice. ready to xfer to carboy
beer temp 55f.
filtered through hose in funnel. no need this time. not much hop matter.
moved beer to house. will add yeast tomorrow.
Original Gravity 1.056 bottom of kettle

11/15 5:30 Added yest from Brown Ale. Temp 64f or 65f. In fermenting room.
11/16 6:45 AM. room temp 70. beer temp 70. excellent fermentation activity.
11/18 - 11/23 Zero visible activity.
11/27 no fermentation activty
7 brix = 1.027 FG target 1.018. New refractometer not calibrated. Hydrometer reading was 1.018

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