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English Porter 3V 1

I have been trying to do well in the Southeastern Homebrewers Association Brewer of the Year competition which allows for 12 entries per competition and there are 11 competitions.  Thats a lot of beers to brew!!!  I can brew about once a week but with limited fermentation space, lagering space and serving space I have to brew some beers that turn around fairly quickly but that hold up well so I can enter in more than a couple competitions.  So, I decided to brew an English Porter and American (Robust) Porter to help free up some space on the cold side.  This recipe is an amalgamation of Jamil’s recipe and a couple NHC winning recipes taking into account the ingredients I had laying around and can get at my LHBS.

Recipe Info

Recipe: english porter 3v 1
Style: English Porter 13C BJCP 2015
Date: 02-05-2017

Recipe

Guideline Min

Guideline Max

OG

1.050

1.040

1.052

FG

1.010

1.008

1.014

Color

23.3

20.0

30.0

ABV

5.2

4.0

5.4

IBU

27.0

18.0

35.0

Brewery Info

Efficiency: 73 %
Attenuation: 80 %

Mash Info

Weight: 12.1 Lbs
Thickness: 1.25 Qt per Lb
Deadspace: 2.0 G
Strikewater: 5.78 G
Volume: 6.75 G
Temp: 152.0 F

Boil Info

Kettle Gravity: 1.040
Predicted Mash Run-off: 4.69 G
Target Starting Boil Volume: 8.25 G
Boil Duration: 60 min
Evaporation Rate: 1.63 G per Hour
Final Boil Volume: 6.63 G

Fermentables

Weight

% by Weight

Name

Yield

SRM

10.000 Lb

83.0 %

Maris Otter (Crisp)

82.0

3.0

1.000 Lb

8.0 %

Crystal, Medium (Simpsons)

76.0

55.0

0.600 Lb

5.0 %

Chocolate Malt (Simpsons)

67.0

430.0

0.500 Lb

4.0 %

Victory Malt (Briess)

75.0

28.0

Hops

Weight

Name

AAU

Time

Use

IBUs

1.5 Oz

Willamette

5.1

60 mins

Boil

24.0

0.5 Oz

Willamette

5.1

10 mins

Boil

3.0

Yeast

Amount

Name

1.000 unit

English Ale White Labs WLP002

Misc

Amount

Name

Time

Use

1.000 tablet

Whirlfloc Tablet

15 mins

Boil

0.500 tsp

Yeast Nutrient (Wyeast)

10 mins

Boil

Water

Predicted Mash Ph: 5.44

Ca

Mg

Na

Cl

So

Bicarbonate

Water

7

3

21

11

24

46

Mash

78

3

21

100

75

46

Sparge

7

3

21

11

24

46

Final

72

4

29

92

78

65

Target

75

0

0

0

0

0

Mash Water

Total Water Treated: 5.750 G
Percent RO / Distlled: 0 %
Water Used: 5.750 G

Mash Water Adjustments

Gypsum: 2.0 g
Calcium Chloride: 4.0 g

Sparge Water

Leftover Mash Water Used: Yes
Total Water Treated: 3.500 G
Percent RO / Distlled: 0 %
Water Used: 3.500 G

Sparge Water Adjustments

Notes

152f 60 mins
168f 10 mins
Ferment at 68f for 2 weeks
2.3 volumes

2/12/17 0.4L 40g DME starter w/ 1 pack of WLP002
2/14/17 normal 3V brew day.  hit all #s.
2/15/17 1/2″ kreusen slow steady bubbling
2/16/17 slowed a little bit but still steady bubbling
2/17/17 kreusen dropped but still slow steady bubbling
2/18/17 ~6 sec
2/19/17 dropped pretty clear ~45 sec
2/20/17 no activity
3/1/17 racked to keg.  FG 1.014.  tastes excellent.  very clear.  great malt character.  very promising.

Comments:  I feel this beer turned out really well.  I have entered it in 2 competitions so far and it placed 1st in one and didn’t place in the other.  All in all a really nice beer that I wouldn’t change.