Monday, February 19, 2018

Gator Tears' 'Arry Porter Beer being brewed for Adepticon 2018

Hey everyone! As you know, I homebrew a couple of beers now and then. I always like to bring one of them to Adepticon for people to try out. This year I delayed (see: got lazy and didn't do it in November) my pumpkin beer, 'Arry Porter, so I decided to brew a batch for Adepticon.

Here is the recipie:

Brew Method: Extract
Style Name: Robust Porter
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (ending kettle volume)
Boil Size: 3 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.104

STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.062
Final Gravity: 1.019
ABV (standard): 5.71%
IBU (rager): 31.48

FERMENTABLES:
3 lb - Dry Malt Extract - Dark (31.6%)
8 oz - Maltodextrin (5.3%)
3 lb - Dry Malt Extract - Light (31.6%)

STEEPING GRAINS:
1 lb - American - Chocolate (10.5%)
1 lb - American - Caramel / Crystal 60L (10.5%)
1 lb - American - CaraBrown (10.5%)

HOPS:
1 oz - Glacier, Type: Pellet, AA: 5.5, Use: Boil for 10 min, IBU: 4.35
1 oz - Northern Brewer, Type: Pellet, AA: 7.8, Use: Boil for 45 min, IBU: 24.77
1 oz - Liberty, Type: Pellet, AA: 4, Use: Boil for 5 min, IBU: 2.36

OTHER INGREDIENTS:
60 oz - Pumpkin, Time: 60 min, Type: Flavor, Use: Boil
2 tbsp - Pumpkin Spice, Type: Flavor, Use: Secondary

YEAST:
Safale S-04 Dry Yeast

Now I caramelize the pumpkin for about 10 to 20 mins at 350 degrees. This gets the pumpkin flavor a little more into the beer. I did have one little mess up where the yeast I was going to use (wyeast's British ale) dead so I flipped to the Safale dry yeast that was easily accessible. This year I am also using true pumpkin spice instead of my own mixture so we will see how that turns out.

In honor of our new podcast, Quantum Beer Break, 'Arry Porter will be renamed Quantum Beer for Adepticon!




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