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Home » Recipes » 2005 LACF - First Runnerup - Carl Townsend - Porter VIII
2005 LACF - First Runnerup - Carl Townsend - Porter VIII
Carl Townsend of Pacific Gravity returns with another winner at the LACF with his Anchor inspired American Porter. Be prepared to dig deep in your local homebrew store's malt supplies though.
Style:    American-Style Porter
Brewed by:    Carl Townsend
Batch Size:    11.0 Gallons
Boil Time:    60 Minutes
Actual OG    1.054
Actual FG    1.017
Est. IBU    36 IBUs
Recipe Index | Promash File
Grains, Extracts, Sugars
Malt Name Maltser Amount Percentage
Marris Otter Crisp 14.0 lbs 60.9%
Chocolate Malt 2.5 lbs 10.9%
Dark Munich 1.5 lbs 6.5%
Crystal 120°L 1.0 lbs 4.3%
Crystal 77°L 1.0 lbs 4.3%
Crystal 55°L Bairds 1.0 lbs 4.3%
Crystal 37°L 0.75 lbs 3.3%
Black Patent 0.5 lbs 2.2%
Roasted Barley Baird's 0.5 lbs 2.2%
Biscuit Dingemans 0.25 lbs 1.1%
Name Form Alpha Amount Time
Nugget (Homegrown) Whole 11.0% 1.25 oz 60
Cascade (Homegrown) Whole 5.2% 1.5 oz 25
Northern Brewer Whole 10.1% 1.0 oz 10
Man. Code Name Type Amount (Starter)
Wyeast 2112 California Lager Lager 1 Quart
Mash Schedule
Step Rest Temp Rest Time Heat Water
Protein rest 124°F 35 minutes Infusion 16.0QT @ 144°F
Sac Rest 155°F 65 minutes Infusion 13.5QT @ 204°F
10 grams CaCO3 added to the mash

From Carl's Notes:

Make 1 quart starter with 1.020 Gravity Malt Extract.
Mash in 16 Qt water with 10 grams CaCO3 at 144°F.
Target 124°F for 35 minute protein rest.
Step-infuse 13.5 Qt water at 204°F.
Target 155°F for 65 minute starch conversion.
Sparge with about 10 gallons water to collect 12 gallons
Ferment at 64°F. 6 days primary, 8 days secondary.
Prime with 275 grams priming sugar.
Store several months at 50-60°F.
Beer originally brewed on 9/4/2004 and judged on 8/6/2005.


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