A Session of Sessions – IPA and Porter

June 10, 2014 at 8:00 am 1 comment

The kettle has been boiling this week as my session obsession continues. Though I was quite pleased with my first batch of session IPA, I wanted to tinker with the hop profile. The hop flavor tailed off too early so I added another .5 oz flavor hop addition of Cascade at 30 minutes.

The More the Merrier

As I was talking with my brother about brewing the second IPA batch he said to me “Hey! You should make a porter to go with it.”

I said “Hey! That’s a good idea.”

I had an opportunity for some down time during this past week that allowed me to brew both batches within a few days. Each will yield just over a case of light, enjoyable beers for this summer.

Here is my first take on creating a dark beer to couple with the hoppy summer IPA.

Persistence Porter

Batch Size
3 Gallons

Steeping Grains
6 oz American Crystal 80L
4 oz Belgian Caramunich 56L
4 oz Black Patent 500L
2 oz Roasted Barley 500L

3 lbs Light Dry Pilsen

.3 oz Cascade 8.9% AA @ 60 mins.
.3 oz Kent Goldings 5.7% AA @ 60 mins.
.25 oz Kent Goldings 5.7% AA @ 30 minutes
.25 ozs Kent Goldings 5.7% AA @ 20 mins.

1/2 Campden tablet
1 tsp. Irish moss @ 10 mins.
4 oz. maltodextrin @ 10 mins.

WYeast 1084 Irish Ale

OG: 1.50
FG: 1.012
ABV: 4.7%
SRM: 31
IBU: 37

Beers While Brewing
Deschutes River Ale
Hopworks Urban Brewery Secession Cascadian Dark Ale

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Brian L. Lacey  |  June 13, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Hey, brother. Can’t wait to try both of your session ales during a kick-back conversation session. Let’s fire up the grill, too!


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