2nd Ammendment Vanilla Bourbon Porter

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Submitted By: befus (Shared)
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Brewer: Befus
Batch Size: 5.00 galStyle: Robust Porter (12B)
Boil Size: 6.22 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 28.9 SRMEquipment: My brew pot (9gal/34 L) - BIAB
Bitterness: 32.9 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.057 (14.0° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body
Est FG: 1.013 SG (3.2° P)Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage
ABV: 5.8%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
8 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 2
1 lbs Munich Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 3
8.00 oz Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 4
8.00 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 5
4.00 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 6
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.5%] - Boil 60 min Hops 7
1.00 oz Cascade [5.5%] - Boil 5 min Hops 8
1.0 pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast 9
14.00 oz Bourbon (Maker's Mark) (Bottling 0 min) Misc 10
1.00 Vanilla Beans (Bottling 0 min) Misc 11

Taste Notes

Not bad at pitching. Pitched Noty at 75F at about 5:30 p.m. 1-24-13. tested at 1.010 on day seven. Kegged 2-1-13. First draw on 2-13-13. Tasty and according to style. A thin little bite at the end may go with another week in the keg. Bourbon very mild as is vanilla, but both do their part. I'd give it four stars and rate it at about a 38.


More Beer porter kit I will use as basis for vanilla-bourbon version. Mash began with 18 qts at 153 (approx 168 at mash in). Did not add black patent. (Will try at my version od adding roasted grain at vorlauf by adding when I stir the last two minutes of the mash.) At 30 min stir and temp check was ok at 151. Will add one vanilla bean (scraped and cut in half inch chunkd) to 3 oz. Jack Daniels and 10 0z. Maker's Mark whiskey and let them be infused till I go into the keg. Whiskey will be added directly to the keg before filling with fermented beer.

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