Chocolate Hazelnut Porter by Jamil Zainasheff | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

Chocolate Hazelnut Porter by Jamil Zainasheff | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

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  • Our Signature Series kits offer a selection of crazy, unique beers developed by MoreBeer! customers, associates, and homebrewing legends!
  • An incredible Porter recipe that adds a kick of hazelnut extract and cacao nibs that blends beautifully with the malt profile
  • Includes Kent Goldings and Willamette hops
  • Estimated ABV: 6.5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 30-33
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

Jamil brews more, consistenly high-quality beer than any hombrewer we know. He won California Homebrewer of the Year in 2002, after winning over 150 total awards at brewing competitions, 55 of them being FirstPlace. Of all the beers that he brews, the Chocolate Hazlenut Porter (CHP, as Jamil says) is the cult favorite and the recipe he is asked-for the most. It also won Best of Show 2002, several First Place ribbons, and countless other awards. It comes complete with 25 ml of Hazlenut extract and 8 oz of chocolate. Jamil recommends using California yeast, WLP001. This kit has a lot of grain in it, so you may find two grain bags useful.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.064-1.068
  • SRM (Color Range): 42
  • IBUs: 30-33
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 6.5%
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I like dark beer, chocolate and hazelnut
Chad H on Feb 27, 2023
Used this kit several times in the past. Great stuff.
Chasen W on Dec 22, 2022
I like dark beer, chocolate and hazelnut
Chad H on Feb 27, 2023
My wife likes this style of beer
Pete G on Jan 7, 2023
Used this kit several times in the past. Great stuff.
Chasen W on Dec 22, 2022
Sounds interesting
John L on Nov 15, 2022
Sounded good
Steve on Oct 24, 2022
Because of the reviews
Bradley A on Oct 14, 2022
Sounds amazing
Andrew P on Sep 12, 2022
sounds good.
Jeffrey F on Aug 3, 2022
Why did I pic this ?? This will be the 4th & 5th time I've ordered this, and it ain't because I like the picture of Jamil kicked back on the picture (lol). This is in my humble opinion what a very good Porter should be, flavorful, fullbodied but not an overly heavy syrip like consistancy. It is just a smooth wonderful beer that is proving to be very hard to keep in the bottle !
Ronald T on May 31, 2022
It's hard to keep in the bottle say's my wife !
Ronald T on Feb 8, 2022
Had this before and it was great
Damon S on Nov 13, 2021
Ive done this before, its amazing
David A on Oct 29, 2021
Erik N on Oct 13, 2021
The description meets my preference.
Dennis C on Aug 26, 2021
This recipe is delicious. When I made it, I used half of the included hazelnut flavoring and an equal volume of peanut flavoring and it was great! Would definitely recommend.
Eric F W on Jul 21, 2021
David D on Jun 30, 2021
sounds tasty
Ed C on May 3, 2021
Christmas brew
Dennis S on Nov 10, 2020
kit looked good.
Jack on Sep 15, 2020
sounds yummy
Colin K on Jul 23, 2020
Sounded Good
Devin Diedrich on Jun 9, 2020
ordered multiple times. Tastes great
Raymond Moreno J on May 18, 2020
The best flavored ale in my opinion
Sean B on Mar 18, 2020
This is a really complex recipe (that I've done before). It's easier if you all put it together!
John S on Oct 22, 2019
Brewed once before, and it was awesome.
Raymond Moreno J on Oct 7, 2019
I've recently become obsessed with chocolate PB porters. I will likely add PB extract instead of the hazelnut.
Keith J on Mar 27, 2019
Love Porters and with this combination it is a winner!
Alfonso Carrillo on Jan 21, 2019
Good reviews looks delicious
John S on Sep 25, 2018
It's delicious!
Garry C on Jun 14, 2018
Wanted to try brewing something with Hazelnut
Mark D on Mar 20, 2018
Love It
Timothy J. M on Feb 7, 2018
My wife likes this style of beer
Pete G on Jan 7, 2023
Sounds interesting
John L on Nov 15, 2022
What is the total amount of grains for the recipe?
Joey Chenault on Dec 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: For the all-grain version (5-gallon), 10 lbs 2-row malt, 1 lb Munich, 1 lb Crystal 40L, 1 lb Crystal 75L, 12 oz chocolate malt, 8 oz carapils, 8 oz black patent, for a total weight of 14.75 lbs malt.
For the all grain version, do you mash with all of the grain or do you steep the specialty grains first, then disgaurd, like in the extract recipe?
Christopher Kerns on Jan 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All at once. You want to extract all of the starch to convert it to sugar. Keep at it. You will love all grain so much more than extract. It’s intimidating at first, but becomes really easy

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Rated 1 out of 5
Not happy
Way too complicated. 6-8 bags of grain, 3 different hops, other assorted additives. Zero directions.
Returned all. Costing $31 shipping. Bad experience!
March 8, 2023
1 year ago
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March 8, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5
My First Jamil Grain Kit, "Chocolate Hazelnut Porter"
1st of all I'll be doing this again !! What a tasty brew, I pretty much hit all the numbers during the brew. It's a pure pleasure to drink, it's been bottled for 2 weeks as of today , I plan to age it longer.. I added a 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the boil just because it stuck me to do so. I would also grind the chocolate bits a little finer and put them in a hop bag for better 2nd fermenter absorption of chocolate. Lastly, definitely go light on the hazelnut extract, try 1/3 bottle then add to taste it's strong.
January 3, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Really Tasty!
This was incredibly tasty. I did the all-grain kit with the recommended dry yeast. I missed my OG on the low side at 1.58 but, it was my first time with my Brewzilla. I've since acquired a refractory to continue the mash/boil as necessary to hit OG. It's under gas now but, was darn tasty at 4 weeks. It wasn't fully fermented at 1 week or 2 weeks. A little shake of the fermenter and walla!
June 24, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Holy Hazelnut
Definitely go easy on the chestnut flavoring. I used 1/2 bottle and after months of conditioning in the keg, the flavor is still in your face. It’s a good Porter recipe but I believe the chestnut should be subtle for a balanced beer.
May 18, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Solid bier, after a few weeks. (YMMV)
Solid dark beer. The hazelnut scent and taste is strong for the first 1.5 weeks. Let it sit for a while (if you can), and it will mellow out.

I only add 3/4 of the hazelnut. I also reduce the initial 60-minute hops a smidgen, to cut down a on the hop bitterness.

I ferment two weeks, then place in secondary (with cacao nibs) for another two weeks.

Force carbonate @ 35psi for two days, then decompress and add bier gas (75nitro/25CO2) afterwards for 2 days.

Nitro bier rocks!
July 23, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Chocolate Porter
Turned out great, I tasted it while kegging and decided to leave out the hazelnut. Put on CO2 / Nitro Blend, and it's excellent.
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December 26, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Cold weather beer
Came out great I added 2 lbs of smoked malt to it for a little twist. Just in time for Christmas and cold weather
December 10, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best Recipe to date
I have brewed this multiple times and its always a hit. Just go easy on the hazelnut flavoring. Start with a small amount and work your way up to taste
February 26, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Over The Top!!!
Just to let you all know. This is now one of my wife's favorite recipes. This is hands down. One of the best recipes I have ever made. I have been instructed that it would be a state of time to make nothing less than ten gallon batches. Highly recommended if you like chocolate, hazelnut and coffee.
May 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
My first all-grain brew. My son gave me this kit last Christmas. Brewed it in January. I bought a bottle of the commercial brew and did a side-by-side tasting with my son. Mine was a bit less refined tasting but it has mellowed considerably over the months and will now hold its own against the "genuine" article.
May 17, 2014