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Mr. Hector Vargus Imperial Coffee Porter - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
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Do you love huge dark beers, coffee, and a hint of spice?  Then we have the totally unique, amazing beer for you. This is a massive Imperial Porter that starts with 14lbs of malt extract, literally twice what is in a normal beer, and a laundry list of specialty malts. This recipe hails from the Project Extreme Brewing book. It was originally created by Dogfish Head coworkers where it won an internal small batch brewing competition on the basis of its amazing, unique flavors.  Big and black with caramel, wheat, black, and chocolate malts to give it a dark, roasty flavor.  You provide the Sanka instant coffee, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Named after the coffee drinking, pioneer science teach Mr. Hector Vargus from the 80's movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. This is one of those rare beers that can age gracefully for years.  

Project Extreme
The Project Extreme Brewing book that was written by Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewing. MoreBeer! President Chris Graham helped edit the book and brewed with Sam. 

Special Instructions
This recipe requests optional ingredients that are not included with the kit.  An ounce of Sanka instant coffee, a 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and a 1/4 tsp of nutmeg should be added to the boil. You can also choose not to add these ingredients. 

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.

WLP004 - White Labs Irish Ale
WY1084 - Wyeast Irish Ale
IYA10 - Imperial Darkness

Item # KIT212
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 18LBS
ABV %8.3
Beer StyleSpecialty
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentHigh (7-9%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract

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It sounds really good to me.
Larry D on Oct 22, 2018
It sounds really good to me.
Larry D on Oct 22, 2018
I love coffee stouts and porters
Cool Brewing L on Aug 2, 2018
I love coffee stouts and porters
Cool Brewing L on Aug 2, 2018

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Hector Vargas
Ordered this kit weeks ago after my wife asked me about brewing a coffee porter. She usually prefers wine over beer, but found a "coffee porter" brew at Costco which she really loved. Kit finally arrived last week - demand must have been high! Can't wait to test the result and promise to report back!
March 15, 2018
7 months ago