Birdsall Baltic Porter

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: godek (Shared)
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Brewer: Ed
Batch Size: 5.02 galStyle: Baltic Porter (12C)
Boil Size: 8.01 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2004
Color: 41.6 SRMEquipment: Electric Urn (10 Gal/40 L) - BIAB
Bitterness: 41.9 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.091 (21.7° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Full Body
Est FG: 1.033 SG (8.3° P)Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage
ABV: 7.6%Taste Rating: 40.0

Amount Name Type #
15 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
1 lbs 8.00 oz Caramel Malt - 80L 6-Row (Briess) (80.0 SRM) Grain 2
8.00 oz Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 3
8.00 oz Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 4
8.00 oz Chocolate Rye (Weyermann) (245.0 SRM) Grain 5
4.00 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 6
3.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.0%] - Boil 60 min Hops 7
1 pkgs English Ale (White Labs #WLP002) Yeast 8

Taste Notes

Delicious. oak up front. Chocolate, fruit. Nice head.


Club COC 1st Place award winner October 2005 40 points Aroma: (9/12) Big Malty Aroma with some Chocolate notes. Light fruitiness with understated alcohol. (11/12)Strong raisin smell, alcohol notes, slight molasses Appearance: (3/3) Very Deep Brown with good clarity and reddish hues. Good lasting Tan head. (3/3) Thin head, pours thick, good lace Flavor: (15/20) Deep sweetness with malt and raisins. Almost cloying but it stops short and leaves you wanting another sip. (16 14/20) Immediate alcohol warming, malty, rum-my Mouthfeel: (4/5) Good full mouth with medium carbonation (4/5) Med/keavy bodied. is maybe slightly undercarbonated but within guidelines Overall Impression: (8/10) A good example of a Baltic Porter. Sweet but not overdone. Smooth fermentation characteristics (7/10) Wasn't too heavy, Good complexity with dark fruits. Alcohol wasn't too overpowering 2/19/2005 14.2 brix 1.036 2/1/05 measured OG 22.8 brix 2/2 am slight yeast activity
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