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(Makes 5 gallons) A classic Porter recipe and a fantastic first dark beer!  A super drinkable, smooth, delicious beer that everyone loves. Chocolate and Black Patent malts are the defining malts that give Porter its dark color and roasty flavor. Our recipe also features dextrin powder which gives it a creamy body. The Northern Brewer hops impart a nice, but not overpowering, bitterness. 

This recipe was designed by Regan Dillon, original MoreBeer! partner, whose favorite beer style was Porter.  Regan has made this Porter recipe since the 1980's so you can be assured it has passed the test of time. Jamil Zainesheff, owner of Heretic Brewing, said this Porter was the first inspiration for his future Porters, such as Shallow Grave. High praise!  

Estimated Original Gravity:1.048-52
SRM (Color Range: 30
IBU's: 31-34 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.8%

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

Item # KIT170
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 11LBS
ABV %4.8
Beer StyleStout & Porter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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Tastes like Guiness
Michael A on Jan 30, 2018
Tastes like Guiness
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I do some modifications but love it for the base. On to all grain brewing now.
February 18, 2018
1 month ago
Makes for an excellent toasted coconut porter
I am usually an all grain brewer, but I wanted to make a quick porter for a large summer party and I wanted it to be a coconut porter.
This recipe fit the bill. Made per instructions, then at flame-out added in 24 ounces (2-12 ounce bags) of Bob's Red Mill Shredded Coconut Unsweetened that I had purchased on Amazon and toasted in an oven lightly. My bazooka screen in the boil kettle effectively screened out the coconut into the primary ferment-er. I didn't have a lot of time so I didn't want to mess with dry hopping coconut, simply adding at flame-out did the trick. I fermented out for 7 days with Safale US-05, then cold crashed for 2 days ( I have a modified small chest freezer with temp control), at 35F there were fats on the top of the carboy from the coconut, but dipping below that with a racking cane enabled me not to transfer hardly any fats (that would cause a loss in head on the beer) to the keg. Pulse charged the keg for 36hours at 37F and 30PSI and it was ready to serve at 10PSI .. it was a hit!
July 6, 2017
Brewed this Porter for my second ever batch of beer and it turned out excellent. Next time I'll try and add some vanilla and see how that comes out.
July 30, 2016
We upped the chocolate to 10oz, and added some Munich malt to make somewhat of a Heretic shallow grave lite clone. Turned out amazing. Bottling - tasting was roast / chocolate. This is a really good beer, and becomes better the longer it ages. Love the northern brewer & cascade hop additions. If doing again, I would add some CaSO4 to the steeping to reduce tannins from the grains.
May 28, 2015
Great tasting beer
I really really enjoyed this kit. I have no complaints and I will definitely brew this again. If you like Porters give this a try.
May 28, 2014
Added oak cubes (soaked in Makers) and vanilla beans. Has a nice wood and malty nose, some chocolate. Color is a dark brownish color with a light brown head-that lasts forever. Taste is dark malts and roast, the vanilla/oak combo gave it a smooth velvety finish. This is a nice full beer that has improves as it has aged, complex and delicious. Have gotten rave reviews on this one
March 16, 2014
didnt carbonate
What do you think I did wrong? It has been bottled for three weeks and it has very little carbonation :(
March 6, 2014
Response from MoreFlavor
What temperature did you store at? If you cold store to soon can affect carbonation.
December 14, 2017
tim s
Response from MoreFlavor
What temperature did you store at? If you cold store to soon can affect carbonation.
December 22, 2017
tim s
This is a great Porter recipe
Just ordered my second one of these. Just need to finish the first keg of it. Yummy.
January 8, 2014
Creamy, Smooth
Being a huge fan of darker beer, I had to give this one a try. Needless to say, I was not let down. Tastes good in a bottle, looks even better in a glass. I liked it enough to buy another kit and will probably continue to do so routinely.
December 19, 2013
Great Porter
brewed this kit a while back and added 3.5 Marris Otter Extract and 1 oz UK Goldings. Just Bottled beer and finished out at 5.502 ABV%. Taste of brew was just awesome, smooth malty with just the right kiss of hops. Can't wait for it to age a little. Kegged 2 gallons and put the rest in bottles for a good long age to really let the flavor get right. The anticipation is gonna kill me!!!
July 13, 2013