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Pack Your Bags Porter

Don't worry about carry-on allowances, airport security and fuel surcharges. One taste of this rich, robust English Porter will safely transport you across the pond to the comfort of an English Pub. Rich, subtle chocolate and complex caramel type flavors are balanced by higher hopping rates and a dryer overall finish.

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
6.6 lbs CBW® Golden Light LME Extract, LME
8 oz Caramel Malt 60L Caramel, Crystal
4 oz Extra Special Malt Roasted, Biscuit
4 oz Dark Chocolate Malt Roasted, Chocolate
8 oz Cane Sugar
1 tsp Irish Moss Boil 15 minutes
1.25 oz Fuggles Hops (5% AA) Boil 60 minutes
0.5 oz Goldings Hop (6% AA) Boil 1 minute
1 vial WLP006 Bedford British Ale Yeast


  1. Perform mini-mash with 4 gallons of water and grains
  2. Steep at 152-158ºF for 30 minutes
  3. Add extract
  4. Bring to a boil
  5. Add bittering hops and continue to boil
  6. Add finishing hops and Irish Moss as indicated
  7. Remove from heat
  8. Cool to 72ºF
  9. Transfer to primary fermenter
  10. Fill to desired level with cold water
  11. Oxygenate and pitch yeast

Primary Fermentation: 10 days at 65-70ºF

Secondary Fermentation: 4 days at 35ºF

Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition

Original Gravity: 1.059

Final Gravity: 1.014

Alcohol by Weight: 4.7%

Alcohol by Volume: 5.9%

IBU: 30

Color: 35-45 SRM


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