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Espressanilla Porter

182 calories 19 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Sweet Stout
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.047 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: Brian H.
Calories: 182 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 19 g (Per 12oz)
Created Tuesday January 10th 2012
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
9 lb American - Pale 2-Row9 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 74.2%
0.50 lb Belgian - De-Bittered Black0.5 lb De-Bittered Black 34 566 4.1%
0.80 lb American - Chocolate0.8 lb Chocolate 29 350 6.6%
1.33 lb American - Roasted Barley1.33 lb Roasted Barley 33 300 11%
0.50 lb American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt)0.5 lb Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 33 1.8 4.1%
12.13 lb / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Vanguard1 oz Vanguard Hops Pellet 5 Boil 60 min 17.8 50%
1 oz Vanguard1 oz Vanguard Hops Pellet 5 Boil 20 min 10.78 50%
2 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
3 gal Strike water heated to 168 Infusion 152 °F 60 min
5 gal Sparge 175 °F --
Starting Mash Thickness: 1 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
3 each Madagascar Vanilla Beans Flavor Kegging --
8 oz Cold Brewed Coffee Flavor Kegging --
Wyeast - Irish Ale 1084
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
62 - 72 °F
Fermentation Temp:
72 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.5 (M cells / ml / ° P) 141 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator

Added 3 Vanilla Beans, scrapped and cut into pieces, to 4 oz of Vodka: 10/17

Made Yeast Starter: 10/21 - 0.5 cups light DME to 650mL of water

Brew Day: 10/23

    -   OG: 1.054-1.055<br />
    -   Fermenter temperature when yeast pitch: 72-73F<br />

Made cold brewed coffee: 11/1

    -   5/1 water to coffee ratio, in fridge for 24 hours<br />
    -   Starbucks French roast from whole bean set to largest grain size on burr grinder<br />

Kegged Beer and added the filtered coffee and vanilla liquid: 11/2

    -   FG: 1.014-10.15<br />

Carbonated beer at 10 psi

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System Account 07/05/2012 at 06:27pm
Hey, When you say "Norther Brewer" for your hops, which hops did you use? I would like to try to make this recipe. 

Brian Hankins 09/10/2012 at 06:26pm
Sorry for the late reply, I used this hop from my local homebrew shop:<br><a href=";products_id=723" rel="nofollow"></a>Just a couple comments on this brew. It turned out very good, easily my best brew yet. However, it was very coffee-bitter forward for the first month or two. After that, it mellowed out to a very nice coffee porter. I will say that the vanilla wasn't as prevalent as I had hoped it to be, so the next time I brew this, I will probably use another vanilla bean or two.Also, the way I added the coffee to the beer was by adding the 8oz of coffee to a sanitized glass Tupperware with 1 Liter of water and let it sit in my fridge for 24 hours. Then filtered it out through a coffee filter and then straight into my secondary.I hope you enjoy!

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