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JP's Imperial Porter (Malt Extract Kit)
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You now know JP as a host on the Brewing Network, but before the Brewing Network JP was an original employee at MoreBeer! where his first job was cleaning up an infamous and massive malt extract spill Olin caused while taking and filling orders at the same time.  Because JP tends to get really good boilovers when he brews he usually makes high gravity beers whether he intends to or not. It may have something to do with consumption while brewing, not that any of us know anything about that. The result is always a starting gravity that is higher than anticipated. We put the beer on tap in the shop and it got rave reviews. It was both outstanding and unique. Sometimes things do happen for a reason! The beer can easily be described as a Porter on steroids. This kit has a lot of grain in it, so you may find two grain bags useful.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.081-84
  • SRM (Color Range): 39
  • IBU's: 69-72
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 8%

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

WLP002 - White Labs English Ale
WY1968 - Wyeast London ESB Ale
IYA09 - Imperial Pub

Item # KIT760
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Availability Out Of Stock
Weight 22LBS
ABV %8
Beer StyleStout & Porter
Ready to Drink Within4-8 Weeks
Alcohol ContentHigh (7-9%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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Like Porters, reviews were good
Lane P on Sep 10, 2018
Looks dope!
eugene r. m on Feb 9, 2018
Like Porters, reviews were good
Lane P on Sep 10, 2018
I've done the Imperial Stout and totally loved it. I wanna try this
Chris S on Jul 17, 2018
Looks dope!
eugene r. m on Feb 9, 2018
I've done the Imperial Stout and totally loved it. I wanna try this
Chris S on Jul 17, 2018

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Turned out great
2 weeks in the fermenter @ 66 deg, 2 weeks in the bottle, and a real crowd pleaser. I used A09 Pub yeast, turned out around 8.2% & 76% attenuated. Goes down easy, slightly sweet with low bitter, nice carbonation and head. The friends l give it to that like "dark beers" tell me it's great, and those that don't usually go for darks raise their eyebrows and smile with a slight head-turn.
August 19, 2018
3 months ago
From my sister: "Best Beer I ever had"
Good Lord! I made this one Approx 8 months prior to serving. Bottled not kegged, and ended with an ABV that the yeast could not survive in. Added Champagne yeast to try and help but ended with very low carbonation, however the taste and mouthfeel more than made up for that flaw. Next time I will keg and force carb with Nitro. I agree that this is a great beer and the best I ever made.
May 2, 2018
Very rich and satisfying
Very complex beer with a high ABV. Nice roasty flavor and great for the cold winter months.
May 6, 2015
JP's one of the finest
I have lost track of the number of times that I have brewed this Imperial Porter. It is one of the finest beers that I have ever brewed! I add 4 oz. of espresso just prior to bottling to give it just a little bit more complexity. Condition it and it becomes like a fine wine!
May 6, 2015
Nice beer so far....
I brewed this one a couple weeks ago. I'm going to let it sit int he keg for a good 6 months. What I did taste out of the secondary was great! Ad the gravity was right on.
May 5, 2015