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Black Butte Porter® Clone - Dark Hill Porter (All Grain)

Black Butte Porter® Clone - Dark Hill Porter (All Grain)

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One of our favorite west coast porters is now available in "hombrew" form!  Our Black Butte Porter clone, commercially brewed by Deschutes Brewery in Oregon, is one of the most well rounded porters out there.  Being bittered with Bravo hops helps to initially balance the malty backbone, but that bitterness fades quickly, providing a smooth transition into the complex flavors of four different character malts.  This combination of Wheat, Carapils, Crystal 120L, and Chocolate malts create a rounded mouthfeel and chocolate flavor.  

If you like dark beers, you're going to love our Dark Hill Porter.  If you don't like dark beers, this just might be the one to change your mind!

Estimated Original Gravity:1.050-55
SRM (Color Range): 27
IBU's: 22-27
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5%-5.3%

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.

WLP007 - White Labs Dry English Ale
WY1098 - Wyeast British Ale
IYA01 - Imperial House

ABV %5.3
Beer StyleStout & Porter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessLow (10-25ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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Looks good
John on Mar 26, 2020
I've brewed it before and I love it.
S L on Mar 20, 2020
Looks good
John on Mar 26, 2020
I love porters
Kevin J on Mar 26, 2020
I've brewed it before and I love it.
S L on Mar 20, 2020
My wife got it for me at Christmas. Actually only like my 2nd all grain brew. This came out absolutely delicious, one of or the best Porter I have ever had.
Lisa M W on Feb 3, 2020
ordered before, great kit
Steve Coursey on Nov 23, 2019
I like porters
Patrick M on Nov 15, 2019
on gift list
Marian L K on Oct 29, 2019
I have brewed this before and really liked it. Not too heavy, just very pleasant to drink and it matures well in bottles.
Annika L on Oct 23, 2019
My wife likes dark beers.
Rygg Larsen on Oct 12, 2019
wanted to brew a porter
Nathan H on Oct 8, 2019
Enjoyed it before
Stephen D on Sep 24, 2019
Birthday gift for husband, he loves black butte.
Karen D on Sep 18, 2019
Love black butte from deshutes
Craig Lester on Jun 25, 2019
We call it the Baby Brother Porter after my slightly younger brother that loves it!
Allen M on Jun 22, 2019
Enjoy the original from which this is cloned
Rob Van V on May 22, 2019
Cost --- being honest 50 cents a beer is a good deal for a kit
Vee12 on May 20, 2019
Something new to me.
Jeffrey L. P on May 15, 2019
heard your kits were good
David D on May 3, 2019
ordered it before
Shawn L on Apr 23, 2019
One of my favorite brews
S L on Apr 10, 2019
Love Black Butte and this had reasoable completion time
Michael Cooling on Mar 30, 2019
wanted something dark
Charles G on Feb 27, 2019
Looks like an interesting Porter Recipe
Bruce B on Feb 14, 2019
Fall is here, time for dark beers
rideordie007 on Sep 24, 2018
I've had the beer, liked it, wanted to make it.
gregory D on Sep 24, 2018
Need a porter for the Oktoberfest requlars.
Jason C on Aug 8, 2018
Base for a custom recipe I like to brew
Jeff Faldowski on Jul 14, 2018
Trying this clone of a beer I like
Mark D on Jul 13, 2018
Looking to brew a porter and didn't want to formulate a receipe
Christian H on Jun 7, 2018
Kevin G on May 7, 2018
Good reviews and value.
Harold A on May 7, 2018
like the original thought it would be good to try
Jason H. on Mar 6, 2018
tastes good
usedittwice on Feb 10, 2018
DAVID C on Feb 8, 2018
I love porters
Kevin J on Mar 26, 2020
My wife got it for me at Christmas. Actually only like my 2nd all grain brew. This came out absolutely delicious, one of or the best Porter I have ever had.
Lisa M W on Feb 3, 2020
What is the estimated Final Gravity?
R David Williams on Jan 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I used BeerSmith software prior to brewing.The kit directions estimated OG of 1.049-54, but BeerSmith estimated it at 1.055 and I actually measured it at 1.059. The Final Gravity was estimated at 1.013 and I measured it at 1.015. This gives an estimated ABV of 5.8%. I used Wyeast 1098 British Ale yeast. BTW, this is one of my favorite beer recipes and I have a batch fermenting right now, although I didn't buy the kit but just assembled the ingredients on my own, using Maris Otter for most of the malt and Munich Malt for about 15%.
for the specialty grains, do you steep them first and then remove them for the mash?
Jason Levoy on Jan 10, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No. I leave all of the grains in the mash and throughout the sparse. As long as you don’t raise the temperature above 170F during the sparse, you will not risk astringency.
how long is the boil??? all it says it "boil last 15 mins"
Michael A Smither on Apr 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Don’t recall seeing that. I boiled for an hour, standard requirement. Maybe flavor hops boil was for the last 15 mins.

4.9 / 5.0
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Order this kit! You won't be disappointed
I'd recommend this kit and will be ordering this one again...for the price, you have to try this if you like Porters...
Came out at 5.5%, and taste good.I'll be ordering again and adding some cocoa nibs
Came out at 5.5%, and taste good.I'll be ordering again and adding some cocoa nibs
October 31, 2019
5 months ago
Very nice
Love the style. I think this is a good copy of Deshuttes Black Butte.
August 1, 2019
9 months ago
Dark Hill
The batch is in the fermenter now, have not tried yet... But the pricing was good... ingredients were fresh and packed well... Brew day went great, hit my OG that I was looking for (in fact we came out slightly higher than expected)... Can’t wait to try...
February 28, 2019
1 year ago
Taste good going from primary to secondary fermenter.
Haven't kegged it yet but so far it tastes very good. Looking forward to it cold and carbonated.
February 5, 2019
1 year ago
Good brew. A little more roasty than I had anticipated. I'll drink through it pretty quickly though.
February 3, 2019
1 year ago
Highly recommend
I really love this and the price was exceptional. It's smoky and sweet, and tastes great!
April 9, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great value Porter
This is a very balanced porter. I followed the recipe to the letter 1.051 OG fermented down to 1.012 for an ABV of 5.1% using Safale US-04 yeast. Fermentation at 64?F for 2 weeks then cold crash at 35?F for 3 days. Force carbed 25psi for 48 hours and was ready to drink. Nice smooth balanced porter, lacks a little body but for the price you can't go wrong. I may add some oatmeal next time. Cheers!
December 3, 2017
Well worth the $$$$
Follow the instructions - use 1098 yeast and you have one to share with your porter friends ---

Very good, crisp and flavorful ---- bottled mine for 2 weeks at 70 degrees

Would purchase again......
March 7, 2017