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Brown British Beer - English Porter


A moderate-strength brown beer with a restrained roasty character and bitterness. May have a range of roasted flavors, generally without burnt qualities, and often has a chocolate-caramel-malty profile.

Flavor Profile: Moderate bready, biscuity, and toasty malt flavor includes a mild to moderate roastiness (frequently with a chocolate character) and often a significant caramel, nutty, and/or toffee character. May have other secondary flavors such as coffee, licorice, bi

Ingredients: Grists vary, but something producing a dark color is always involved. Chocolate or other dark-roasted malts, caramel malt, brewing sugars, and the like are common. London-type porters often use brown malt as a characteristic flavor.

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Top 10 English Porter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Fuller's London Porter clone
23 L 5.31% 33.52 1.053 1.012
All Grain 9080
Fuller's London Porter Clone BYO
5.5 gal 4.6% 22.67 1.045 1.010
All Grain 5639
05 DARK
28 L 6.05% 58.72 1.062 1.015
All Grain 4912
London Bridge Porter
200 L 4.89% 36.1 1.049 1.012
All Grain 3643
Nigel Incubator-Jones
5 gal 4.97% 28.89 1.050 1.013
All Grain 3493
Honey porter
17 L 4.73% 27.76 1.048 1.012
All Grain 3470
Are you Fuggles serious?!
50 L 5.62% 39.87 1.061 1.018
All Grain 3372
Porter - Receta minicervecería
25 L 4.35% 12.02 1.043 1.010
BIAB 3309
Toasted Porter
3 gal 4.8% 27.13 1.049 1.012
All Grain 3232
PLUM PORTER - NOV 2016
12 L 4.08% 26.63 1.041 1.010
All Grain 3124

Newest English Porter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Lord Tuftington's Porter X
2 gal 4.95% 32.57 1.055 1.017
BIAB 13
St. Patty’s Porter
5.5 gal 5.36% 44.12 1.059 1.018
All Grain 16
English Porter
19 L 4.69% 24.93 1.046 1.011
BIAB 17
English Porter
21 L 4.83% 21.91 1.049 1.012
All Grain 24
2024 Porter
11.5 gal 4.92% 28.42 1.050 1.012
BIAB 210
Portly Lad English Porter
23 L 5.23% 17.14 1.054 1.014
All Grain 36
First English porter
19 L 6.47% 27.41 1.067 1.017
All Grain 40
취한보리_포터(1.1.0)
10 L 4.76% 23.31 1.048 1.011
extract 41
Incendiary Brown Porter
5.25 gal 5.3% 28.14 1.052 1.012
All Grain 49
Festive Porter
5.5 gal 5.93% 28.98 1.059 1.014
All Grain 39

Fermentables Used In English Porter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 297 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 69% 7% - 100%
United Kingdom - Brown 206 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 65°L
32 11% 1% - 50%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 159 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 5% 0% - 15%
American - Chocolate 137 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 6% 1% - 18%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 86 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 8% 2% - 26%
United Kingdom - Pale Chocolate 81 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 207°L
33 7% 1% - 100%
United Kingdom - Black Patent 77 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 525°L
27 4% 1% - 10%
Flaked Oats 72 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 6% 2% - 17%
US - Pale 2-Row 64 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 65% 14% - 100%
American - Black Malt 54 American Grain roasted malt 500°L
28 5% 1% - 100%

Hops Used In English Porter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Fuggles 221 4.5 45% 8% - 100%
East Kent Goldings 210 5 43% 0% - 100%
Northern Brewer 68 7.8 48% 10% - 100%
Magnum 58 15 49% 4% - 100%
Willamette 57 4.5 41% 10% - 100%
Challenger 44 8.5 50% 13% - 100%
Cascade 37 7 41% 2% - 100%
Goldings 25 4.5 45% 13% - 100%
Target 23 11.5 39% 11% - 100%
Columbus 22 15 73% 20% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In English Porter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Chocolate 15 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 29% 8% - 100%
American - Chocolate 13 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 45% 8% - 100%
United Kingdom - Brown 12 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 65°L
32 33% 17% - 62%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 9 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 40% 26% - 61%
United Kingdom - Black Patent 8 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 525°L
27 15% 6% - 33%
American - Black Malt 5 American Grain roasted malt 500°L
28 26% 17% - 50%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 4 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 29% 25% - 31%
United Kingdom - Pale Chocolate 4 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 207°L
33 31% 5% - 67%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 3 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 15% 11% - 23%
American - Roasted Barley 3 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 50% 24% - 100%

Yeasts Used In English Porter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 173 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 64 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 49 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 35 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Wyeast - London Ale 1028 35 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
White Labs - London Ale Yeast WLP013 34 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 71% 66°F 71°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 20 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 19 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F
Lallemand - LALBREW® NOTTINGHAM HIGH PERFORMANCE ALE YEAST 16 Lallemand Ales Medium High 80% 50°F 72°F
Danstar - Windsor Ale Yeast 15 Danstar Ale Medium Medium 72% 64°F 70°F

Other Ingredients Used In English Porter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 133 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 74 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 66 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 63%
Irish Moss 56 Other Boil 69% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 52 Fining Boil 52% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 51 Water Agt Mash 68% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 51 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 33%
Chalk 45 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 73%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 37 Water Agt Sparge 20% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 24 Water Agt Mash 22% 0% - 100%

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