|New Porter gushing away in my sink.|
2.5 lbs Maris Otter
0.5 lbs 40L Crystal
0.5 lbs Black Patent Malt
0.5 lbs Chocolate Malt
British Ale Yeast
0.8 ounces Fuggles 60 minutes
0.5 ounces Cascade 5 minutes
Sparge with 1 Gallon of Water
Brew with 1 1/2 Gallons of Water
Makes about 1 1/2 Gallons Porter
FG: ??? (Hydrometer broke when I cleaned it and didn't get it replaced before bottling.)
A couple ounces of vodka infused with 3/4 of an organic orange peel for 24 hours was added at bottling.
The idea behind infusing vodka with orange peel was a nod to Newport's Irvine, CA headquarters in Orange County. The orange oils and flavors were a bit buried in this porter, which leaned heavily on the roasted side of the style. The end brew was very roasty, with coffee-like flavors but toffee flavors peaking through. I gathered just a few, slight fruity notes from the Cascade hops and orange peel.
Not a bad effort. I just got to cut way down on the priming sugar next time.
|The final brew tasted pretty good once all the |
initial excitement of opening the bottle died down.