Fred’s Honey Porter

Porter is a dark style of beer developed in London from well-hopped beers made from brown malt. The name was first recorded in the 18th century, and is thought to come from its popularity with street and river porters.
Source: Wikipedia

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
5 L 60 min 38.5 IBUs 42.0 EBC 1.066 1.010 7.4 %
Actuals 1.046 1.01 4.7 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
Belgian Specialty Ale 16 E 1.03 - 1.08 1.006 - 1.019 15 - 40 5.9 - 98.5 2.1 - 2.9 3 - 9 %

Fermentables

Name Amount %
Pale Malt (2 Row) US 277.6 g 24.82
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L 33.9 g 3.03
Roasted Barley 33.9 g 3.03
Special B Malt 33.9 g 3.03
Dark Dry Extract 525.5 g 46.98
Honey 213.7 g 19.1

Hops

Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Chinook 4.1 g 60 min Boil Pellet 13.6
Fuggles 5.5 g 15 min Boil Pellet 4.5

Yeast

Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
California Ale (WLP001) White Labs 77% 20°C - 22.78°C

Mash

Step Temperature Time
Mash In 66.67°C 60 min

Fermentation

Step Time Temperature
Primary 4 days 19.44°C
Secondary 10 days 19.44°C
Aging 30 days 18.33°C

Notes

Brew day 11/9/13 used starter with stir plate. Very active fermentation needed blow off tube by second day. Transferred to secondary 11/16/13 wort continued to ferment for 5 more days. I had intended for this to be dark amber, but it taste more like a porter. Friends and family really like this one.
11/09/13: OG 1.071
11/16/13: MG 1.017
12/21/13: FG 1.010
ABV: 7.988
Bottled on 12/21/13