Ralph's Bourbon Barrel Porter

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: Gymrat (Shared)
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Brewer: Roger
Batch Size: 5.00 galStyle: Robust Porter (12B)
Boil Size: 5.70 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 37.1 SRMEquipment: My Equipment
Bitterness: 39.9 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.061 (15.1° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Est FG: 1.015 SG (3.8° P)Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage
ABV: 6.1%Taste Rating: 35.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
8 lbs 8.00 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
2 lbs Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 2
8.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 3
8.00 oz Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 4
4.00 oz Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 5
4.00 oz Black Barley (Stout) (500.0 SRM) Grain 6
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [6.4%] - First Wort Hops 7
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [6.4%] - Boil 20 min Hops 8
1 pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) Yeast 9
1.00 oz Oak Chips (Primary 7 days) Misc 10

Notes

I mashed at 158 for an hour. I batch sparged at 165 for 15 minutes. I soaked 1 oz oak chips in 8 oz bourbon for 7 days then added to the fermenter. Upon bottling I tasted a sample and it didn't have quite as much bourbon character as I wanted so I added another 5 oz. The finished product was even better than I had hoped for. Very minor but detectable oak flavor and subtle but noticable bourbon flavor.