Mocha Porter

January 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

Yesterday was MLK Day and I had the day off the spend with my family. My wife kindly suggested I do some brewing since the kettle has been cold for too long. One of my goals for this year is to brew at least seven batches; a lofty goal for a father of two small tornadoes.

A New Porter Permutation

This is the same recipe for the Meowie Waui Coconut Porter with some modifications. I used Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale yeast, increased the water to 5 gallons, and removed the coconut. The yeast strain should make the beer a little drier. The extra water will make it less of a head-banger and more like a mild porter.

If this ferments out properly and ages well, it will be ready for the Fourth of July holiday. Rumor has it George Washington was a fan of porters…

Mocha Porter

Batch size
5 gallons

Steeping Grains
6 ozs American Chocolate
2 ozs American Black Patent
8 ozs British Crystal 60L

Malt
3.3 lbs. dark malt extract
3.3 lbs. amber malt extract

Hops
1 oz Hallertau (4.6% AA @ 60 minutes)
.25 oz Kent Goldings (4.4% AA @ 20 minutes)
.25 oz Kent Goldings (4.4% AA @ 10 minutes)

Yeast
Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale

Adjuncts
1 Campden tablet
1 tsp. gypsum
1 tsp. Irish moss @ 10 minutes

Stats
OG – 1.057
FG – 1.012
ABV – 5.7%
IBU – 11

Beer While Brewing – Nero’s 1st Century Double Dark Malt Ale – Amarcord Birra Artigianale

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