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P4 #5 - Brown Carafa Porter

175 calories 15.5 g 330 ml
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: English Porter
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 17 liters (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 22 liters
Pre Boil Gravity: 11.1 °P (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 65% (brew house)
Source: Pirate Brew Berlin
Calories: 175 calories (Per 330ml)
Carbs: 15.5 g (Per 330ml)
Created: Wednesday March 15th 2017
14.2 °P
2.7 °P
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
4.05 kg German - Pale Ale4.05 kg Pale Ale 39 2.3 85.3%
0.50 kg United Kingdom - Brown0.5 kg Brown 32 65 10.5%
0.20 kg German - Carafa II0.2 kg Carafa II 32 425 4.2%
4.75 kg / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
15 g Columbus15 g Columbus Hops Pellet 14.1 Boil 60 min 33.18 100%
15 g / 0.00
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
12 - 25 °C
Fermentation Temp:
19 °C
Pitch Rate:
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
Step mash Temperature -- 67 °C 45 min
Mash out Temperature -- 78 °C --
Starting Mash Thickness: 4 L/kg
Quick Water Requirements
Water Liters
Strike water volume at mash thickness of 4 L/kg 19
Mash volume with grains 22.1
Grain absorption losses -4.8
Remaining sparge water volume (equipment estimates 9.4 L) 8.7
Mash Lauter Tun losses -0.9
Pre boil volume (equipment estimates 22.8 L) 22
Boil off losses -5.7
Hops absorption losses (first wort, boil, aroma) -0.1
Post boil Volume 17
Going into fermentor 17
Total: 27.7  
Equipment Profile Used: System Default

Malt bill mix of #1 and #4 (4% Carafa II and 10% Brown). Rest of recipe the same as #1-#4.
Initial Mash Ph = 6.5 (optimal 5.2-5.5)
30min/final Mash Ph = 5.8 (still too high)
Preboil gravity = 12.8P (slightly higher than #1-#4)
Original gravity = 14.5P (higher than #1-#4)

Ph 4.27, temp 19.5°C

Now we're changing up the malt bill quite a bit; No cara malt and using 50% brownmalt together with 50% pale ale malt. The rest is identical and aiming for similar degrees of plato; 13°P. Expected color is very dark since we're using 50% of the roasted malt, however it is very lightly roasted, only about 65 Lovibond (Carafa ~400 and Chocolate ~300).

Mash Ph = 6.0 (higher than optimal 5.2-5.5)
Gravity preboil 11.5°P (lower than #1 - #3)
Gravity post boil 13.5°P
Post boil volume 18.5L
Final volume in fermenter 16L
Final gravity 3.7P (after 7 days, higher than #1-#3)
Final pH 4.34

-- P4#3
Same recipe as P4#1 with BEST Chocolate instead of Carafa II
BEST Chocolate grined finer than rest
Firstwort hopping. New package of Columbus opened, different from #1 and #2. 9g old (16.3% alpha), 6g new (14.1% alpha)
Removed 0.5L in the beginning of boil for yeast hydration. Maybe some hops were also removed.
Preboil: 12.4P (slightly higher than #1 and #2)
Beer appears dark brown. Nice color.
Underpitched with dry yeast: 0.45M/ml/P (1 package, 11g)
Postboil: 14.2P (higher than #1 and #2)
Final Ph about 5.2
Final volume in fermenter 15.5L
Final gravity 2-2.5°P.

-- P4#2
Same recipe as P4#1 with Carafa III Special instead of Carafa II
Garafa III grined finer than rest
Firstwort hopping (removed 0.5L before boil for yeast dehydration. Removing during boil means removing some hops. Wort was boiled separately).
Preboil: 21.5l 12ºP
Beer apears almost black. Darker than #1. More than expected
Underpitched with dry yeast: 0.45M/ml/P (1 package, 11g)
Postboil: 18.5lit. 13ºP
Final volume in fermenter 16L

-- P4 #1
Carafa II grind finer than CaraMunich & Pale Ale.
Firstwort hopping
Preboil: 22lit. 12ºP
Beer appears to be darker than recipe.
Postboil: 19lit. 13ºP
Bitterness: slightly above average (3.5/5bitterness)
Color: Dark, almost black
Underpitched with dry yeast: 0.45M/ml/P
Final Gravity: about 2.5ºP (picture) -> 5.7%
End of fermentation: Very light in aroma and a smooth bitterness (3/5biterness)

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