Urca Vanilla Porter (6 ratings)

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Submitted By: newt (Shared)
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Brewer: Chris Neuharth
Batch Size: 5.00 galStyle: Robust Porter (12B)
Boil Size: 2.30 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 39.0 SRMEquipment: Brew Pot (3 Gallon)
Bitterness: 30.1 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.046 (11.5° P)
Est FG: 1.011 SG (2.8° P)Fermentation: My Aging Profile
ABV: 4.7%Taste Rating: 0.0

Amount Name Type #
5.00 gal Denver, Colorado Water 1
14.08 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L [Steep] (60.0 SRM) Grain 2
12.00 oz Barley, Flaked [Steep] (1.7 SRM) Grain 3
8.00 oz Aromatic Malt [Steep] (26.0 SRM) Grain 4
8.00 oz Chocolate Malt [Steep] (450.0 SRM) Grain 5
8.00 oz Special B Malt [Steep] (180.0 SRM) Grain 6
4.00 oz Black (Patent) Malt [Steep] (500.0 SRM) Grain 7
6 lbs Amber Liquid Extract [Boil] (12.5 SRM) Extract 8
2.75 oz Williamette [5.5%] - Boil 30 min Hops 9
0.25 oz Centennial [10.0%] - Boil 10 min Hops 10
1.0 pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast 11


Added 1 oz. vanilla extract in secondary (Watkins Pure Vanilla Extract). Added 1oz. vanilla extract prior to kegging (Watkins Pure Vanilla Extract).


My favorite winter beer

by newt

Excellent vanilla porter. Try it with real vanilla beans too! This recipe is courtesy of The Brew Hut and Dry Dock Brewing Company in Aurora, Colorado. I encourage you to stop by there sometime when you are in the neighborhood!

This looks great!

by BeerSmith

I've bookmarked this one to give it a try - I always enjoy a great porter (though I like them year round).

by philthemug33

I have been making a version of this recipe (all grain) for several years. It is always popular.

Use 2 beans (Madagascar) in Secondary

by beerman1957

Using two beans that are hulled out, split in half.
Use 6 lbs DME- Amber or 9-10 lbs of Maris Otter and increase to 2 lbs of 40L crystal.

Thanks Chris

by Bcubed

I brewed this porter minus the vanilla and entered it in a competition under the Robust Porter category, 7 other entries and took 1st place. Thanks for a great recipe.

Thanks to all of you.

by Buffy170

I'm new to the brewing hobby/passion and at this time an extract brewer. I have brewed a couple of kit brews because I had no idea where to begin. Found BeerSmith and all of you. Wow! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and recipes. I'm 70 and feel like a kid in a candy store

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