Recipe: Smoked Porter

smoked-porter

Smoked Porter at 1 week of fermentation

My wife is a big supporter of my hobby, but not always one to enjoy a lot of my homebrew. This batch may be an exception, she is a huge fan of smoked beers like the Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen, as well as porters, stouts and other roasty beers. This recipe is from scratch, hopefully it will turn out well. I went for a smooth roasty flavor, not too harsh, and a big smokey nose and flavor.

Ingredients for a 3 gallon batch. Scale up if you want to make 5.

German Smoked Malt 6.10 lb (51.5 %) In Mash/Steeped
German Munich Malt 4.00 lb (33.8 %) In Mash/Steeped
UK Dark Crystal 1.00 lb (8.4 %) In Mash/Steeped
UK Chocolate Malt 0.50 lb (4.2 %) In Mash/Steeped
German Carafa Special II 0.25 lb (2.1 %) In Mash/Steeped

Hops
UK Golding (5.5 % alpha) 0.50 oz Loose Pellet Hops used First Wort Hopped
UK Golding (5.5 % alpha) 1.50 oz Loose Pellet Hops used 20 Min From End

Other Ingredients

Yeast: Wyeast 1318-London Ale III

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