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Imperial Smoked Chocolate Cherry Porter (Grain + Extract)

331 calories 33.2 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Baltic Porter
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.75 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.056 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 77% (brew house)
Source: Maiorana
Calories: 331 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 33.2 g (Per 12oz)
Created Sunday July 16th 2017
1.099
1.024
9.9%
48.39
35.66
5.35
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
7 lb American - Pale Ale7 lb Pale Ale 37 3.5 40.6%
2 lb American - Smoked Malt2 lb Smoked Malt 37 5 11.6%
6 oz American - Chocolate6 oz Chocolate 29 350 2.2%
12 oz American - Caramel / Crystal 120L12 oz Caramel / Crystal 120L 33 120 4.3%
3.30 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Dark3.3 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Dark - (late addition) 35 30 19.1%
2 lb United Kingdom - Amber2 lb Amber 32 27 11.6%
1.50 lb Flaked Oats1.5 lb Flaked Oats 33 2.2 8.7%
0.33 lb American - Roasted Barley0.33 lb Roasted Barley 33 300 1.9%
17.26 lb / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.50 oz Galaxy0.5 oz Galaxy Hops Pellet 17.8 Boil 50 min 30.41 33.3%
0.50 oz Galaxy0.5 oz Galaxy Hops Pellet 17.8 Boil 10 min 11.6 33.3%
0.50 oz Galaxy0.5 oz Galaxy Hops Pellet 17.8 Boil 5 min 6.38 33.3%
1.5 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
3.8 gal 155.7 Strike Temp Infusion 150 °F 60 min
0.5 gal 170 Strike Temp Sparge 170 °F 5 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.4 qt/lb
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
52 oz Sweet Cherries & Juice Flavor Primary 4 days
2 oz Chocolate Extract Flavor Kegging 0 min.
 
Yeast
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (custom):
74%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Temp:
57 - 70 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
70 °F
Pitch Rate:
-
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
 
Target Water Profile
Filtered Drinking Water
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

Born on 7/7/18. Add 12 oz. of chopped cherries (frozen with small amount of vodka mix) and 12 oz. 100% tart cherry juice plus 16 oz. of sweet cherry juice on 7/22/18. Place in refer at 40 degrees on 7/23/18. take out for rest on 7/26/18 for two days. Crash again on 7/28/18 and Keg on top of 2 oz. of Chocolate extract on 7/29/18.


Notes on 10/6/18: Very Dark Ruby Red. White/Faint Tan Head that settles and lasts at 1/8 inch. Very nice lacing. Nice aroma of faint smoke and roasted Malt. Begins slighty sweet and malty followed by an even slighter Chocolate taste and ending with a tart Cherry Flavor. Full bodied. Very pleasing. Alcohol is dangerously hidden and after 10 oz. you feel its affects. Served in a snifter on top of (3) liquor infused (marinated for 4 months) and pitted Michigan Cherries for an added treat!

Next Time: Try Chocolate Nibs and/or more Chocolate extract. I wonder if more Chocolate would enhance this already excellent recipe.


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