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Porter and Stout Beer Recipes

Porter is a type of ale, that takes black or chocolate malt to give is a very dark brown color. They are very hoppy and have a strong malt flavor. Stouts are often mistaken for porters and vice versa, but usually sport a highly roasted barley flavor. They are often creamy and thick with strong flavors and a generous head.

Basic Stout Recipe

  • 6-8 pounds dark malt extract
  • 1/2-1 pound roasted barley
  • 1/2-1 pound black patent malt
  • 3-4 ounces bittering hops (e.g., Bullion)
  • small amount aromatic hops (optional)
  • ale yeast

  • Stout Brewing Process:
    To these skeleton ingredients I add other adjuncts, or remove things if the wind blows from the south. A nice beer is made by using only dark malt and black patent malt. A good strong bittering hops is key; Bullion is lovely, as are Nugget or Chinook. There are no appreciable differences between making stouts and other ales, save the larger quantities of grain. Beware of 9-pound batches as these can blow the lids off fermenters. (Source: Marc San Soucie)

    Porter Recipe

  • 1 can Munton & Fison dark hopped extract
  • 1/2 can Edme bitters kit
  • 1 stick brewers licorice
  • 1/2 pound toasted barley
  • 1 pound flaked barley
  • 2 ounces Cascade hops pellets
  • 1 ounce Northern Brewer hops pellets
  • Edme ale yeast

  • Porter Brewing Procedure:
    Make toasted barley into a tea. Bring flaked barley to boil. Sparge with kitchen strainer and boiling water. Boil extracts and Cascade hops. Add Northern Brewer. Cool and Pitch. (Source: Gary Benson)

    Mega Stout Recipe

  • 2 cans Munton & Fison stout kit
  • 3 pounds Munton & Fison extra dark dry malt extract
  • 2 cups chocolate malt
  • 2 cups black patent malt
  • 2 cups roasted barley
  • 3 ounces Fuggles hops (boil)
  • 1/2 ounce Cascade hops (finish)
  • ale yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon Irish moss
  • 3/4 cup corn sugar (priming)

  • Brewing Process:
    Steep whole grains in 6 cups of water and bring to boil. Remove grains at boil. Add extract and boiling hops. Boil 1 hour. Add Irish moss in last 15 minutes. After boil add Cascade hops and steep 15 minutes. Cool and pitch yeast. (Source: Issue #101)

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