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  • Grain Hoarder Porter

    Robust porter is a beautifully broad style, allowing numerous types of malt, yeast and hops. The interpretation below focuses on English varieties of hops and yeast, creating a wonderful traditional representation utilizing 5 pounds of 5 varieties of malt, hence the name.

    Type: Ale

    Style: Porter

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: Extract with grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    3.3 Lbs CBW® Porter LME 60 min boil
    3.3 Lbs CBW® Golden Light LME 0 min boil
    1.5 Lbs Brewers Malt Steeping Grain
    1 Lb Victory® Malt Steeping Grain
    1 Lb Caramel Malt 80L Steeping Grain
    1 Lb Carapils® Malt Steeping Grain
    0.5 Lb Dark Chocolate Malt Steeping Grain
    1 oz First Gold Hops (7.5% AAU) 60 min boil
    1 oz First Gold Hops (7.5% AAU) 10 min boil
    2 Packs WLP017 Whitbread Ale Yeast Fermenter
    1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient 10 min boil


    1. Bring 2.5 gallons of water to 154ºF and steep grains for 30 minutes.
    2. Remove grains, and stir in 3.3 lbs CBW® Porter LME.
    3. Bring water to a boil, add 1 oz of First Gold hops.
    4. After 50 minutes, add 1 oz of First Gold hops and yeast nutrient.
    5. Boil 10 minutes, and turn heat off.
    6. Stir to dissolve 3.3 lbs Briess CBW® Golden Light LME.
    7. Cool beer to 70ºF. Transfer to fermenter. Fill to 5 gallons with water.
    8. Pitch two packs of White Labs WLP017 Whitbread Ale yeast.

    Primary Fermentation: 1 week at 66ºF - 70ºF

    Secondary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 66ºF - 70ºF.

    Fermentation Notes: Force carbonate or bottle condition with ¾ cup dissolved priming sugar, and ¼ packet WLP017 yeast for 3-4 weeks.

    Original Gravity: 1.065

    Final Gravity: 1.016

    Alcohol by Weight: 6.4%

    Alcohol by Volume:

    IBU: 40

    Color: 34