This style of beer comes from the docks of England where porters drank it for nourishment and to make the day bearable during their backbreaking work. The good news for you is that brewing it is fun and easy. This beer is sweeter and smoother than a stout or robust porter. It still has a hint of the bite you will find in these other styles but leans more on non-bitter malts for the majority of its grain build. It is also middle-of-the-road in its alcohol content coming in at 5% or slightly below. So forget about that hard day you had at the docks and enjoy one of these with your mates, Cheers.
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You can trace the origins of Porter-style beers back to it's roots in England. Typically, Porters will have a lighter to medium body with a nice balance, along with a low to mid level of hop bitterness and malty flavor. Most Porters utilize caramel and chocolate malts, which gives it the "roasted" flavor characteristics they are known for.
- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 152
- Ferment at 64 - 68 degrees
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.048 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.010 - 1.013 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 4.6 - 5.0 %
- Bitterness: 28.6 IBUs
- Est. Color: 28.7 SRM
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