(IMBP) Imperial Maple Bacon Porter

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: dpaul420 (Shared)
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Brewer: Dakota
Batch Size: 5.80 galStyle: Smoked Beer, Other (23B)
Boil Size: 6.95 galStyle Guide: BJCP 1999
Color: 38.8 SRMEquipment: Brew Pot (6+gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (5 Gal)
Bitterness: 19.0 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.072 (17.5° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body
Est FG: 1.017 SG (4.5° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 7.2%Taste Rating: 35.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
8 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
4 lbs Smoked Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 2
1 lbs Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM) Grain 3
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 4
1 lbs Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 5
1 lbs Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 6
8.00 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 7
4.00 oz Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 8
1.00 oz Challenger [5.6%] - Boil 60 min Hops 9
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent (whole) [5.3%] - Boil 15 min Hops 10
1 pkgs Dry English Ale (White Labs #WLP007) Yeast 11
2.00 lbs Maple Syrup (Secondary 8 days) Misc 12

Notes

-Maple syrup (best organic stuff I could find) goes in the secondary as to not stress the yeast out more, and so that most of the flavour does not come out during the violent fermentation. -While it is fermenting, I cook a couple pounds of smoked bacon (preferably from a butcher). I throw the cooling fat, and the crisp bacon pieces (after eating a couple!) into a container, where I throw in a couple cups of alchohol. I had a lot of scotch in my house the first time, so I used that. A cheap vodka would probably suffice. I let that sit for a week or two, turning the container every couple of days. Then I remove the bacon, shake it up, and then let the fat and the alchohol settle out. Once a fat layer is floating above an alchohol layer, I freeze it, and try the best I can to remove the bulk of the fat. Once there is only a small amount of fat left, I use coffee filters to strain the rest. The bacon infused alchohol goes into the bucket right as Im bottling.