Christmas Brews – Part 4

American Toffee Porter

Very much like the name suggests, this is an American porter with dark chocolate flavours and a nice toffee/caramel hit. A pronounced bitterness is present from the addition of earthy floral hops, it is a great companion for a winter fire.

Food pairings: chocolate caramel brownie, braised red meats and grilled vegetables

Recipe

URL: https://community.grainfather.com/recipes/34459

  • Batch size: 23L (fermenter volume)
  • Mash: 60 Mins
  • Boil: 60 Mins
  • OG – 1.054
  • FG – 1.010
  • Colour – 53.1 EBC
  • Bitterness – 41.8 IBU
  • ABV – 5.8%

FERMENTABLES

% kg Fermentable ppg EBC Usage
12% 0.64 Gladfield Toffee Malt 34 10.4 Mash
10% 0.53 Gladfield Supernova Malt 37 115 Mash
2% 0.11 Gladfield Dark Chocolate Malt 33 1300 Mash
70% 3.85 Gladfield American Ale Malt 37 4.9 Mash
2% 0.11 Caramel/Crystal 120 – US 35 318.7 Mash
5% 0.25 Carafa III (Weyermann) 35.8 1034.2 Mash

MASH STEPS

Name Temp °C Time min
Mash 1 65 60
Mash Out 75 10

Grain Substitutions:

  • Supernova Malt : Crystal 60L
  • Toffee Malt : Crystal 20L
  • American Ale Malt : American 2 row : Pale Malt

HOPS

g Variety Type Usage Time AA IBU
40 Northern Brewer Pellet Boil 60 min 9 35.1
10 Northern Brewer Pellet Boil 30 min 9 6.7

Hop Substitutions:

Northern Brewer: Any earthy, floral hop to compliment the malt character.

YEAST

Amount Unit Name Attenuation %
2 packets Mangrove Jack’s Liberty Bell Ale M36 76

Yeast Substitutions:

  • White Labs English Ale WLP002 or WLP007
  • Wyeast London Ale 1028
  • Safale US-04
  • Danstar Nottingham ale

YEAST

Type Temp °C Time days
Fermentation 1 18 14

Beer Finings:

For this recipe use your choice of beer finings, we tend to use Irish moss in the boil and if needed either gelatine or isinglass in the secondary.

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