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Chocolate Hazelnut Porter by Jamil Zainasheff (Malt Extract Kit)

Chocolate Hazelnut Porter by Jamil Zainasheff (Malt Extract Kit)

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(Makes 5 gallons) Jamil brews more, consistently 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 First Place. 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 4 oz of Cacao Nibs. Jamil recommends using California yeast, WLP001. This kit has a lot of grain in it, so you may find two grain bags useful.

Estimated Original Gravity:1.064-1.068
SRM (Color Range): 42
IBU's: 29-33 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 6.8%

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.

WLP001 - White Labs California Ale
WY1056 - Wyeast American
GY001 - GigaYeast NorCal Ale #1
IYA07 - Imperial Flagship
DY26 - Fermentis US-05 American Ale
DY42 - Lallemand BRY-97 American West Coast Ale


Item # KIT722
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Availability California - Out Of Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 14 LBS
ABV %6.5
Beer StyleStout & Porter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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something different
John R C on Jan 27, 2020
Had it before, its good
Grady H on Nov 8, 2019
something different
John R C on Jan 27, 2020
for the chocolate
Jeff A on Jan 25, 2020
Had it before, its good
Grady H on Nov 8, 2019
Sounded like a good beer for holiday time
Justin M on Nov 4, 2019
I like porters and this had a great review
Larry C on Nov 4, 2019
Gotta step out of my IPA habit!
Richard Beckley on May 20, 2019
I like Chocolate Hazelnut Porters
Curtis E on Mar 9, 2019
Have not brewed a Porter in awhile and looking for a change
Brad S on Feb 12, 2019
haven't tried it yet and i like porters
Jacob A Carpenter on Dec 29, 2018
excellent. I had it last winter
richard s on Dec 18, 2018
switch up the typical gift spiced ale for the year
F. Michael I on Oct 29, 2018
Sounded yummy.
Kevin G on Jul 20, 2018
for the chocolate
Jeff A on Jan 25, 2020
Sounded like a good beer for holiday time
Justin M on Nov 4, 2019

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Outstanding Kit
Although my batch came out less than perfect, the flaws were all mine. What was great with this beer was all Jamil. This is an excellent recipe for an excellent beer.
May 6, 2015
One of my favorite porters to brew.
Love this beer, can't keep it around long enough as myself and friends drink this up. Just be careful with how much hazelnut you add, you don't need/want much.
May 5, 2015
Hazelnut too artificial
Definitely didn't like the hazelnut taste. After I added the hazelnut to the beer it was way too sweet. Maybe only add a touch. was Great kit aside from that.

May 7, 2014
way too much hazelnut
If I could do it again I would either not add any hazelnut or just a splash instead of all. Terrible if you add all of it. Bummer.
October 17, 2013
The Hazelnut is a little too artificial.
Brewed this up and the hazelnut flavor comes racing in and tastes a little too fake. The beer aged and it was definitely better. I would try this again, but might use less of the hazelnut extract, or might try mellowing it with oak chips.
Wow it is late... but I was thinking about soaking oak chips in a cup of Maker's Mark for a day and adding that to secondary fermentation. Chocolate Hazelnut Whiskey Barrel Porter. Well maybe that is too much? Then again... maybe not.
May 29, 2013
A hit
This is one of my biggest hits with friends/family, even with those that don't really like the dark beer, it just tastes so good. It's hard to keep it around. Definitely recommend!
May 6, 2013
This has been one of my most popular brews to date. It appeals to both my beer obsessed friends as well as the others not usually inclined to partake. I think next time I would reduce the amount of hazelnut extract used because it was quite strong. It did mellow a bit after a couple months but I still think less would be better.
May 6, 2013
hazelnut porter
I brewed this a while ago. I usually keg but I felt bottle conditioning would be better for this recipe. I would suggest not using the whole bottle of hazelnut extract, but maybe it will mellow with age. This was my first time ordering from more beer but I definetly will order again.
May 2, 2013
I wanted to try something a little different and not typical. The chocolate and hazelnut are subtle and not overpowering at all. To date, this has been my all-time best brew that I've made. Even my wife likes it and she doesn't really like beer. I highly recommend and will be buying more again.
May 1, 2013