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Gingerbread Porter

137.87 calories 13.95 g 12 oz
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Beer Stats
Method: Partial Mash
Style: Holiday/Winter Special Spiced Beer
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 5 gallons
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Calories: (Per 12oz)
Carbs: (Per 12oz)
Created Thursday November 10th 2011
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
6.60 lb Breiss Munich Dark6.6 lb Breiss Munich Dark 35 20 81.5%
0.50 lb Black (Patent) Malt0.5 lb Black (Patent) Malt 32 450 6.2%
0.50 lb American Crystal 60L0.5 lb American Crystal 60L 34 60 6.2%
0.25 lb brown sugar0.25 lb brown sugar 42 40 3.1%
0.25 lb Molasses0.25 lb Molasses 0 80 3.1%
8.1 lb / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Kent Goldings1 oz Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 5 Boil 60 min 50%
1 oz Northern Brewer - Hallertau1 oz Hallertau Hops Pellet 3 Boil 15 min 50%
2 oz / 0.00
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
0 lb Cinnamon - ground Other Boil 1 hr.
0 lb Ginger - ground Other Boil 1 hr.
0 lb Clove - Ground Other Boil 1 hr.
0.25 lb Malto-dextrin Other Boil 1 hr.
0.25 lb Lactose (non fermentable sugar for sweetness) Other Boil 1 hr.
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
59 - 75 °F
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator

Ever since I tried the biscuity holiday flavors of Southern Tier Pumking a couple months ago, I've been considering doing my own take on a holiday spiced ale. However, I wanted mine to be served closer to Christmas time. That's how I got the idea for this Gingerbread Porter. Finally, with the help of a few good friends we made this specialty holiday porter last night while eating home-made pizzas and listening to Irish drinking songs. All in all, a pretty decent Wednesday night.

Gingerbread Porter:

Mash temperature: .5 Gallons @ 158 Fahrenheit / 45 minutes (.5 lbs patent and .5 lbs crystal malt)
Sparge temperature: .5 Gallons @ 170 Fahrenheit

Boil Volume: 3 Gallons for 1 hour (add wort to 2 gallons of water. Bring to a boil. Add 6.6 Dark LME, Malto-dextrin, Lactose, Molasses, Brown Sugar, and 1 oz of Kent Golding.)

15 minutes left of boil add 1 oz Hallertau

Add Ginger, Clove, and Cinnamon at flame out.
Add 2 Gallons of Water - bringing total Volume up to 5 Gallons

Cool to 69 Fahrenheit and Pitch Yeast (S 04)

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  • Last Updated: 2011-11-10 10:38 UTC
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