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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


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