Vanilla Porter (16 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

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 (13.1° 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
2.0 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. 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.


by Moz1lla

Did this slightly modified and turn'd up to be great!

Damn delicious

by magiccowinuse

Cut everything down for a 6g batch. This one is going fast!

Loved it

by Chryzla

Great flavour, my best all grain brew so far

Smooth Drinkable Beer

by rgoldman

We brewed this and it came out fantastic. We scaled up for a 10gal batch and added Orlando Vanilla extract purchased on a recent trip to Mexico. I didn't know how much to add so I added until it smelled good without being overpowering. This may be the best beer we've ever brewed in 5 plus years of brewing!


by kadupenido



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