Honey Porter - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Honey Porter - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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In 2011, the White House home brewed beer for the first time in, well, perhaps centuries! We were super were excited when a MoreBeer! customer first submitted his freedom of information act request for the White House homebrew recipes. We were a little surprised, and we'll say it - let down - when we saw the actual recipes. One MoreBeer! staffer blurted out "Whoa...this seems like beer that Prince Harry should be brewing." English malt extract, English hops, and even an English yeast strain were used; so the only thing truly American was the honey! It seems that we were not the only beer lovers to pick up on this. So while we really, really love English beers as much as the next homebrewer, we think the White House Brewmasters should be using fresh ingredients from well...America.

Since we were tweaking the recipe towards this side of the pond, we decided we could also help educate the White House staff on their yeast selection. Yes dry yeast has gotten better but since it's for the White House and all, we think they can spring for liquid yeast...and is there any better choice for this recipe than Wyeast 1056 AMERICAN Ale or White Labs 001 California Ale?? Not really. In fact, just queue up the star spangled banner, turn on the football game, and throw some hot dogs on the grill because we are starting to feel pretty patriotic here.

So while we send this kit along with our friendly suggestions back to the White House, YOU can make the exact same beer at home. That way if you are in a diner somewhere on the campaign trail and the president pulls up you can whip out a bottle of the 'Honey Pale the White House Should Be Making' or the 'Honey Porter the White House Should Be Making' and enlighten the Top Dog, homebrewer style.

This American Honey Porter is composed of all American ingredients, including:

Crystal 40L, Black Patent, Chocolate Malt, and Domestic 2-Row
Chinook and Cascade Hops
California Wildflower Honey

This is an amazingly drinkable porter recipe which will have you coming back for more!  The classic porter character of roast and coffee is beautifully balanced by a pleasant bitterness and a slight nutty taste.  This is a beer which will be fantastic fresh, and even better if you can keep your hands off long enough to let it age!  The honey character is nearly buried under the porter character, but provides an interesting and refreshing spin on the classic porter!

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.

WLP001 - White Labs California Ale
WY1056 - Wyeast American Ale
GY001 - GigaYeast NorCal Ale #1
IYA07 - Imperial Flagship

ABV %6
Beer StyleStout & Porter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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Made it before. came out good.
Robert H on Jun 12, 2020
Wanted a solid Porter for the winter season.
Geoffrey A on Jan 3, 2019
Made it before. came out good.
Robert H on Jun 12, 2020
A friend asked me to brew it
VINCENZO D on Jun 15, 2019
Wanted a solid Porter for the winter season.
Geoffrey A on Jan 3, 2019
A friend asked me to brew it
VINCENZO D on Jun 15, 2019

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Great beer but packaging needs to be improved
The honey container was loose in the box and leaked about an oz all over everything else in the box. Need to work on the packaging. Otherwise, an excellent beer. I think I now prefer porters over stouts owing to this kit.
June 12, 2020
3 months ago
Nice kit
I just brewed this and it is fermenting. Every thing went well with the brew. I was just a little low on my OG.
My only issue is the packaging of the Honey. It was in a plastic jar and it lead onto the other contents of my order.
maybe it should be in a plastic bag too.
April 22, 2020
3 months ago
Great for BIAB method
This is by far the best BIAB (Brew In A Bag) batch I've made since adding all grain to my repertoire. I use a slightly modified method of BIAB. I actually put the bag in the fermentation bucket, do the boil in a 30 Qt stew pot (1.25 Qts of water per pound of grain) for 90 minutes at ~154F, pour the mash into bucket with the grain bag, remove grain bag and place over pot with steal rods holding it up, sparge with 1 Gal of 170F water and let drain at least 10 minutes. The rest of the process is the same as you'd do with extract kits.

The hops are kicking, nice malt balance and finish.
May 1, 2013