Imperial Porter by JP | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Imperial Porter by JP | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • Our Signature Series kits offer a selection of crazy, unique beers developed by MoreBeer! customers, associates, and homebrewing legends!
  • This "Porter on steroids" has an outstanding malt character backed up with plenty of hop bitterness
  • Includes Magnum, Cascade, and Willamette hops
  • Estimated ABV: 8%
  • Estimated IBUs: 70
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

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: 1.079-84
  • SRM (Color Range): 39
  • IBUs: 70
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 8%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.


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Sounds Tasty
Richard P on Mar 5, 2023
Because it's delicious!
Denis F on Oct 15, 2021
Sounds Tasty
Richard P on Mar 5, 2023
sounds like a good porter
larry l on Nov 16, 2021
Because it's delicious!
Denis F on Oct 15, 2021
Good Holiday Beer
Don K on Sep 2, 2021
Sounded like something I would like.
Joel Bornhoft on Apr 19, 2021
I love imperial porters
BJ B on Nov 26, 2020
New Brew Project
David B on May 4, 2020
Sounds like fun :)
Dan Barnett on Jan 30, 2020
This is a good beer and I've brewed this 3 times before.
Alex P on Oct 29, 2018
Like strong beers
Peter F on Oct 20, 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
sounds like a good porter
larry l on Nov 16, 2021
Good Holiday Beer
Don K on Sep 2, 2021
I recently purchased this kit and am new to brewing. The recipe does not mention the proper time to add the Maltodextrin. Is it with the LME at the beginning of the boil or at some other point?
Eric VanAlstine on Jan 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, add the DME at the same time as the Ultralight and then get ready to stir like crazy to avoid a boil over.

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Rated 5 out of 5
One of my very favorites.
Excellent brew. I think that it was one of my first when MoreBeer first opened, and it may be the one that I have brewed the most!
February 19, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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.
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
Very rich and satisfying
Very complex beer with a high ABV. Nice roasty flavor and great for the cold winter months.
May 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
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