Vanilla Porter (10 ratings)

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Submitted By: Chalky (Shared)
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Brewer: Chalky
Batch Size: 12.15 galStyle: Robust Porter (12B)
Boil Size: 15.97 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 26.6 SRMEquipment: My Double Batch Equipment
Bitterness: 18.5 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.053 (13.0° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Est FG: 1.012 SG (3.2° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 5.3%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
12.15 gal Distilled Water Water 1
15 lbs 13.27 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 2
3 lbs 9.07 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 3
2 lbs 1.16 oz Brown Malt (Simpsons) (150.0 SRM) Grain 4
1 lbs 6.19 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 5
10.90 oz Chocolate Malt (Joe White) (381.0 SRM) Grain 6
10.90 oz Crystal, Medium (Simpsons) (55.0 SRM) Grain 7
0.74 oz Magnum [13.0%] - Boil 60 min Hops 8
0.88 oz Challenger [6.5%] - Boil 10 min Hops 9
2 pkgs Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 10
50.00 ml Vanilla Extract (Bottling 0 min) Misc 11


A smooth easy drinking Vanilla Porter

by Chalky

Very popular, even with non dark beer drinkers.

I used good quality (expensive) Madagascan Vanilla extract.
The bitterness and the use of Chocolate malt is restrained to prevent competition with the Vanilla extract.

by RVM

by kimbell

by ThiagoR

I used 4x Vanilla Beans for a 20L Batch instead of the recommended Vanilla Extract. I've cut, scrapped and sliced the beans and prepared an infusion for a couple of days on vodka. I've added it by the end of the first fermentation. The aroma and flavours were incredible. I will definitely brew this recipe again for Christmas.

by BrianWalker

Awesome beer, it was a huge hit for the holidays. I used 30.00 ml, of a high quality Madagascar vanilla extract per 5 gallon keg. I also bumped the boil time to 90 min.

Great beer

by touffu21

I used maple syrup to reach the EST OG and added oak chips in secondary to create this delicious nectar. A perfect recipe for Christmas.

by bond2006


Perfect winter porter

by Joemamastatz

This was my second brew ever. I brought it to family Christmas and everyone loved it. Definitely going to brew again.

Nailed it

by flipenfetcher

Very good beer. I used vanilla beans soaked in dark rum similar to others. It really came through.