Warrior Smoked Porter 4

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: TheKiwi (Shared)
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Brewer: Beej
Batch Size: 11.89 galStyle: Other Smoked Beer (22B)
Boil Size: 15.12 galStyle Guide: BJCP
Color: 47.6 SRMEquipment: Warrior Pilot Brew System
Bitterness: 59.4 IBUsBoil Time: 90 min
Est OG: 1.062 (15.3° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Full Body, No Mash Out
Est FG: 1.016 SG (4.1° P)Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage
ABV: 6.1%Taste Rating: 45.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
11.89 gal Cary, NC Water 1
21 lbs 3.22 oz 2-Row Brewers Malt (1.8 SRM) Grain 2
4 lbs 3.02 oz Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 3
1 lbs 3.80 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 4
8.32 oz Peat Smoked Malt (2.8 SRM) Grain 5
0.53 oz Bravo [15.1%] - First Wort Hops 6
5.00 oz Perle [5.3%] - Boil 60 min Hops 7
2.00 oz Fuggle [4.8%] - Boil 15 min Hops 8
2 pkgs Whitbread Ale (Wyeast Labs #1099) Yeast 9

Notes

This batch of Perle was significantly less in Alpha than expected. Added only one more ounce while in the store but really needed a proper calculation. Could not obtain the right amount of bittering so looked in freezer and found some Bravo which is high alpha/low cohumulone so added 1/2 oz at first wort to bring IBU's up. Modified attenuation profile of yeast to 75% to create a more realistic fermentation. Finish volume = 53.2 litres - this is much higher than expected and, as a consequence, the OG was much lower. This could be due to one of two things: 1. a lower than expected boil off rate for this kettle or 2. the gas bottle ran out so the rolling boil was likely compromised. Need to calculate the boil off for this vessel. This result was surprising because the preboil gravity was supposed to be 43 & I measured 46. I figured I'd have to dilute at the end not be a long ways shy. But getting a batch size of 53 says it nowhere near boiled off as much as expected. What WAS really awesome was the whirlpool action seemed to work really well! Especially at the end when I removed the chiller and let it run for a minute or so then settle for about 7-8 min's and it made a perfect cone of crud in the middle of the pot! OK, so 53 litres in the fermeneter caused a wee problem: no headspace in the fermenter. So yes, I had a bit of a mess! High Krausen was ver vigorous and it chundered out a few litres into the bottom of the fridge, onto the floor and splattered on the walls... Bottle date: 12/6/15. Found a keg that had a label for porter saying "Porter 12/7/13"! Almost 2 years to the day! Yield: 16 x 22 oz = 10.4 l 6 x 12 oz = 2.1 l 1 keg @ 18.3 l 1 keg @ 15.2 Plus an "instant sample" (not quite 12 oz) Total yeild: 46 litres