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Heretics Shallow Grave Robust Porter - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
KIT620
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Description

Dark as night, the Shallow Grave Porter is the perfect beer choice for a cool, dark evening. This a big Porter with complex flavors of rich chocolate and caramel followed by a touch of warmth and a light malt sweetness that will leave you ready for the next shovelful.

When we say big, we mean big as this beer starts with a whopping 10lbs of malt extract. The complex malt flavors come from a blend of Black Patent, Chocolate, and Crystal malts.  Cascade and Columbus hops provide a firm backbone yet a subdued hop flavor. 

This BrewMasters Series kit comes from Jamil Zainasheff who owns Heretic Brewing and is also a Brewing Network podcaster.  Before he went pro he won the California Homebrewer of the Year award twice, the national Ninkasi award for the best homebrewer in country, and hundreds of other brewing awards.  He has been a MoreBeer! customer and friend since the 1990's. One of his favorite styles of beer is Porter and he continued to perfect this recipe over many years. 

Estimated Original Gravity: 1.068-1.075
SRM (Color Range: 33-35
IBU's: 33-35
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 7%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. 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
 

Item # KIT620
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 14LBS
ABV %7
IBU34
SRM34
Beer StyleStout & Porter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentHigh (7-9%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
Pre-MilledY
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Miguel Ugarte on Jun 6, 2018
Loved this porter the first time I made it.
Aric Luebbering on May 1, 2018
I know it is great
Miguel Ugarte on Jun 6, 2018
My friend brewed and liked the results.
Mark P on May 31, 2018
Loved this porter the first time I made it.
Aric Luebbering on May 1, 2018
In a day where IPAs seem to be overtaking us...darker is still better
Randy M on Apr 30, 2018
wanted to make my first porter
Aaron C on Mar 16, 2018
Good reviews
Celestino T on Mar 3, 2018
This is my wife's favorite beer that I brew
Greg D on Mar 1, 2018
catalog description
Chuck R on Feb 26, 2018
I have brewed it several times and am always pleased with the outcome.
Steven M on Feb 22, 2018
Jamil rocks!
Joshua H on Jan 18, 2018
It was great the first time. Gonna try and hit the mark again!
collier d on Jan 15, 2018
My friend brewed and liked the results.
Mark P on May 31, 2018
In a day where IPAs seem to be overtaking us...darker is still better
Randy M on Apr 30, 2018
Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Really great Porter
By far my favorite Porter kit so far!
Actually preparing to brew 2nd batch this weekend.
Good depth of flavors and a nice mouth feel!
February 15, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
A dark, strong, awesome porter that you will brew time and time again.
This beer came out great. My final abv was around 9.4%, but it is still smooth and great. The flavors are all subtle and makke for a great pint. The beer is the hit of the party.
February 9, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
SHALLOW GRAVE PORTER
I MADE THIS PORTER MY X-MAS BEER .MY FRIENDS AT EL PASO HOME BREW SUPPLY TASTED THIS PORTER AND COULD NOT BELIEVE THE AWESOME TASTE. THEY COMPARED IT TO STORE BOUGHT QUALITY PORTERS. I WILL ALWAYS BREW MORE BEER KITS GEORGE. EL PASO TX
January 24, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Incredible!
I love porters and stouts of all variety. I often times mess with recipes to try to improve them. This beer is perfect as is, I should have bought multiple when it was on sale!
May 15, 2017
Impressed myself! Thanks guys.
As being new to homebrewing, only four previous kits prior to this, I will have to say that this one tates just like something out of a local microbrewery! Very good results. Thanks Morebeer!
October 5, 2015
Shallow Grave Porter
I really enjoyed this porter, I've made several of them now and this one stands out. I add a hint of black pepper to my batch and it made a big difference on the finish. Great recipe.
May 27, 2015
Very good
I have this on tap now. Admittedly I let it sit in the carboy for over two months before I had space on tap for it, but the taste is very nice; creamy with a nice hop bitterness. I threw the priming sugar they sent into the boil as I keg and added some cascade hops from my backyard at 5 minutes.
May 6, 2015
Wonderful Beer
This beer was wonderful. I let it age for several months. It was well worth the wait. I added a little French and American oak which seemed like a nice addition.
May 5, 2015
Enjoyable
Brewed this a couple months back. It was my first all grain brew (in a bag)
so take my comments lightly. The beer was quite bitter the first week I
keg'd it but has smoothed out since then. I've been mostly drinking it
with some cold brewed coffee added to each glass. I'll add 1-2 tsps of
coffee to a pint. This additive gives it another dimension and makes it
very drinkable.

Overall, I think it is a good kit but needs some tweaking for my taste.
Regarding the bitterness_ I've since learned that over crushing the
roasted grains can increase the bitterness so that may have been a
contributor. I've not had the real thing so it may just be a characteristic
of the beer?

My wife likes it so what else matters :-)



April 27, 2015
Great!!
This kit is one of the best I've brewed. I added about 12 oz of brewed coffee to the secondary. Great add! This will be a staple for the winter months, as it's definetly a heavy beer!
January 3, 2015