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Porter - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Porter - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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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, yeast or priming sugar. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.

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Item # KIT170
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 11 LBS
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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I need to brew a good Porter.
John Malcevicz on Feb 6, 2020
excellent kit
robert e on Jul 17, 2019
I need to brew a good Porter.
John Malcevicz on Feb 6, 2020
MARVIN R on Aug 28, 2019
excellent kit
robert e on Jul 17, 2019
Was great before
Dale P on Jul 10, 2019
Reviews said it was a good kit - looking forward to it!
Papa Jack Cunningham on Jun 15, 2019
Because Im craving a bannana flavored porter beer that i had a glass of this summer at the beach
Andrew C on Nov 20, 2018
Less expensive option than other porters
Chris K on Nov 17, 2018
Style - good reviews
Chris W on Oct 24, 2018
Want to make a tasty brew for the company Christmas party.
Mike Catalano on Oct 11, 2018
trying different brews
Tim Roscher on Sep 19, 2018
I like porters, esp. in the hot Pasadena summers.
Chris P on Jul 24, 2018
Made it twice before and we loved it with the addition of coffee
steve F on Apr 25, 2018
Trying a Porter for my wife who loves Porters and Stouts
Fred La R on Apr 13, 2018
Tastes like Guiness
Michael A on Jan 30, 2018
Made this before
David J on Jan 12, 2018
MARVIN R on Aug 28, 2019
Was great before
Dale P on Jul 10, 2019

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Hey Porter!
What’s not to like?!?! This is a fine porter recipe kit - good recipe and good beer!
August 5, 2019
9 months ago
Jazzed it up a bit OMG!!!!
Bought the porter kit because it was on sale. I deviated from the recipe a little. I added 8oz of American two row with teh other grains in the kit. I also added 1oz more of cascade hops at the end of the boil. After fermentation had stopped I added 3oz of lightly toasted oak chips that had been soaked in rum (chips soaked for 3 weeks in a sealed jar). The chips sat in the fermentasaurus for 8 days (in mesh bag). Bottled after total of two weeks. Let bottles rest for 8 days. I use a few 12 oz bottles for testing. Popped one on Monday and it tasted so good I would have slapped my granny. Should be even better after another week in the bottles, if it lasts that long.
March 20, 2019
1 year ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad that the modified recipe turned out well but we hope that any "granny slappin'" is reserved for the imagination. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
March 21, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Great taste
Great kit, added coffee and vanilla to make it sore
February 28, 2019
1 year ago
I do some modifications but love it for the base. On to all grain brewing now.
February 18, 2018
over 2 years 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 salamon
Response from MoreFlavor
What temperature did you store at? If you cold store to soon can affect carbonation.
December 22, 2017
tim salamon