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Heretics Shallow Grave® Robust Porter - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Heretics Shallow Grave® Robust Porter - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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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 15lbs of malt. The complex malt flavors come from a blend of Munich, 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, yeast or priming sugar. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.

WLP001 - White Labs California Ale
WY1056 - Wyeast American
GY001 - GigaYeast NorCal Ale #1
IYA07 - Imperial Flagship
 

 
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 MethodAll Grain
Pre-MilledY
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My efficiency has really dropped when I don’t milk my own grain
jason l on Feb 11, 2020
looking for a big porter
Ricardo D on Dec 17, 2019
My efficiency has really dropped when I don’t milk my own grain
jason l on Feb 11, 2020
Good reviews
Mary M on Dec 19, 2019
looking for a big porter
Ricardo D on Dec 17, 2019
One of my favorites from Heretic but more difficult to find in stores.
Mark F on Dec 3, 2019
Last back of this blew up! Trying again
Joe L on Nov 20, 2019
It's delicious
Julie M on Nov 14, 2019
Love this beer and I can't get it in my neck of the woods. Thanks for putting together a kit!
John S on Oct 22, 2019
Second time ordering this. It was delish!
Hondo S on Apr 9, 2019
This is the best porter I've brewed. It continues to improve after one and a half years in bottle. I will keg this batch.
David H on Nov 20, 2018
made it before
Chuck R on Nov 20, 2018
Brewed this once before - great beer.
Michael Cooling on Oct 18, 2018
I like the original....
Timothy K on Oct 4, 2018
Seemed like a good option for my first Porter to brew. I really like Porters as the weather starts to cool off.
Rodney Flowers on Aug 21, 2018
I looks Bold!
VINCENZO D on Aug 13, 2018
Because of the sweet profile
Valued C on Jun 26, 2018
I like tastie brew
Anthony M on Apr 26, 2018
I read good reviews and I love the commercial version
Valued C on Mar 16, 2018
Friend made it. Tasted awesome.
James C on Mar 16, 2018
Buddy and I splitting the batch
Michael H on Feb 13, 2018
I'm going to age it in a Rye Whiskey barrel - wish me luck.
Douglas Pyle on Feb 7, 2018
Picked the extract before and was awesome. Will give this a try.
Michael G on Jan 17, 2018
Good reviews
Mary M on Dec 19, 2019
One of my favorites from Heretic but more difficult to find in stores.
Mark F on Dec 3, 2019
Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Great Porter
3 stars given due to hops in recipe, noted below.

It's a great porter. Very balanced, on the high end of most specifications for the style, and it seems the recipe that pushes the styles extremes (while still being in range) are my favorites. I feel it is highly representative of the style.

The one thing I struggle with on this recipe is the hops. From everything I can gather about the original, the IBU range from 32-35. If I run the hops from the recipe through IBU estimation calculators it comes out to: Tinseth- 53.8, Rager- 67.6, well over the packaged beer's IBUs.

In my implementation of the recipe, I cut the hops to 0.5 oz Columbus at 60m, 0.25 Columbus at 30m. This still has taken the est. IBUs to 44.5 (Rager), as I was trying to balance between the recipe and the actual porter.

All that being said, the hops are a bit dominant and I feel that 0.5 ounce at 60 (or even first wort hopping at 0.25 and then a 0.25 addition at 60) would be spot on.

The implementation of the beer is still a bit young, and I would look for some of the bittering aspects to fade given a few weeks of age.
December 22, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
This is a must try for porter lovers.
This is the best porter I've had in some time. Perfectly balanced.
December 15, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Great tasting beer but a little hoppy for a porter
All in all a good kit. I thought that the hop additions were a little aggressive for a porter. It came out a little too hoppy for a porter. I like hoppy beers so i am okay with it. I’ll order again but will reduce the hop additions.
December 8, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Really enjoyed it, would brew again
Well balanced, def recommend the imperial flagship yeast for some nice English ale notes.
August 5, 2019
Excellent Porter
Brewed this with WLP001 California Ale carbed at 11 PSI with a 6' line at 40F. I made one deviation from the original recipe by adding an aditional 1lb of flaked oats to add more body. The beer came out fantastic and is one of my favorites. The color is a deep black, the aroma that of coffee and chocolate and the flavor of roasted coffee with a smooth creamy finish.
February 10, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Not bad
Very good porter. I did have to cut the hops way back. If you add the hops the recipe calls for it comes in aound 70 something IBUs. That seemed a little high for a porter. Overall good beer.
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December 29, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Great Beer for Only 2 Weeks
Second time I've made this and it's truly a great beer for only 2 weeks fermentation. Now that I have a keg and don't have to bottle condition I'm drinking the brew in only 2 weeks. The kit clearly states yeast must be ordered but does not say anything about the Whirlfloc Tablet, so I ordered a pack for nothing.
November 14, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Very nice porter, didn't hop as called for
Really loved this beer, but when I was looking around on the net it was suggested to use .5 and 1.5 oz's of hops rather then 1 & 2 oz. Took this suggestion & if I did this again I would do it exactly the same!
February 8, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
It is a really good porter.
January 27, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Taste more like a brown ale
Maybe it was my brewing procedure but this beer did not come out like a porter at all. I’m rather disappointed not bad but nothing like a porter.
January 24, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago