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  1. From the album Brews

    So this is basically taking the Nilla Porter Recipe (w/o the LME) and using 1 oz toasted coconut flakes in a hop sack during the three week fermentation. This was good at 4 weeks conditioning, but it really came into its own at about 10+ weeks -- a while to wait for some, but worth it. Check out that head! This is a tasty, robust beer -- fairly sweet so an excellent dessert or sipping beer.
  2. Excited about the brew I made last night. Used the american porter refill plus 1 cup brown sugar and 1 oz of toasted coconut flakes (in a hop sack). Going to add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract in one week. It's basically a makeshift version of the Nilla Porter recipe just adding some coconut flakes. I did this same recipe without the coconut a few months ago and the beer was very good -- if anything, it just lacked a little flavor. Hoping the coconut helps this out. Kevin
  3. I just brewed a Black Beer'd Porter! And this time I added all the water to the batch! LOL! You can see the hop boil portion of the brew here. I printed instructions and checked off steps as I went. I *did* however, drink beer while making beer. :-)
  4. Long Play IPA turned out very nicely! I just followed the recipe! I am glad because this just came off conditioning. I am having a beer tasting party this weekend to share my home brews and I think this will go over well. I will be serving: Northwest Pale Ale Klondike Gold Long Play IPA Surly Dog IPA Voodoo that you do Ale Stout Porter My guess is that is the order to serve them. Amy tips on food and other party prep? Dare I serve local craft brews at the party too in addition to my own stuff? Good as the Mr. Beer stuff is, local craft beer is stiff competition!
  5. Last year I brewed the deluxe porter and while I enjoyed it I want to brew it again and go a little drier. I was thinking of adding 2 to 4 oz of light brown sugar, thoughts?
  6. I've been doing some reading trying to figure out what the differences between a Porter and a Stout. Some say it's about color, others say the grains used and some say it's the ABV. Needless to say, I'm more confused that before. I know that from a Mr. Beer point of view both the Porter & Stout HME have the same amount of malt and therefore will have roughly the same ABV. So what is the difference in the Mr. Beer world, anyone?
  7. Hey all, looking at recipes and wondering if I'd be able to switch out DMEs in this porter I found. 1 Can MB American Porter 1 LB Briess Traditional Dark DME 1 Cup dextrose (corn sugar) 1/2 Cup Quick Oats. Bring ~1.5 - 2 qts bottled water to boil. Flameout. Add DME, sugar, oats. Bring back to boil. Put 1 Gal Spring Water into LBK Cut gallon jug in half to make a big funnel and a square deep dish. Put hot water into dish and put HME can into hot water. Boil wort for 15 minutes. Flameout. Add warmed HME to wort Allow wort to cool Put funnel into top of LBK Put sieve into the mouth of the funnel Pour wort through funnel, catching oatmeal Pour second gallon of spring water through sieve to wash the oatmeal. Pitch yeast at 80 degrees Shake LBK for about a minute to aerate the wort. Fermenting at ~73 per strip thermometer on front of LBK I'd add about 1.5oz of cold brewed coffee at bottling (22oz bottles). My question is, would I be able to swap out the Dark DME for Great Western C75? I'd like more caramel flavor to come through, while hopefully keeping the beer on the darker side. Could I perhaps add 1.25lbs GW C75 and .5lbs Breiss Black Patent or Blackprinz malt to get a bit of the caramel flavor without sacrificing a darker beer? Any advice would be appreciated. Cheers
  8. From the album First attempts

    The second Porter I cracked on day 10.
  9. Got a simple Chocolate Porter working now, wondering if I should use the carbonation tablets I purchased or use sugar. I'm seeing mixed reviews on the subject; I'm thinking about doing half with sugar, the other half with the tabs. Thoughts??
  10. Awaiting the 3 week mark anxiously! My porter's gravity plateaued at 1.006FG by day 8; trying to hold out on bottling for the next 10 days (on day 11 now). Got cider going too, day 4 in ferm. Feel like a need just one more LBK or perhaps a 5gal so I can brew once a week and always have something to bottle and condition...
  11. Should've added Oats to my chocolate Porter! I'm sure it happens a lot the first few batches... Realizing after its fermenting, that you wanna try adding or tweaking one thing in the recipe... Maybe next time
  12. From the album First attempts

    My first setup, an old and new LBK side by side. On the we have a Chocolate Porter and the right, apple cider.
  13. Just grabbed my first refills since 2010, looking for any and all pointers for brewing with the American Porter. I'm thinking of adding smooth lme, 1/2 C of cocoa powder and a drop of vanilla extract at bottling. Any thoughts?