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Home » Recipes » CD's Imperial Chocolate Porter
CD's Imperial Chocolate Porter
Taking a lead from Gregg Van Citters article on Chocolate Porters and his own experiences of making award winning porters, Cullen whipped up this recipe on the shop system and even remembered to take notes!
Style:    Chocolate Porter
Brewed by:    Cullen Davis and the magical Shop Brew crew
Batch Size:    28 Gallons
Boil Time:    60 Minutes
Estimated OG    1.070 (@ 25G)
Actual OG    1.065
Est IBU    27.4
Est SRM    49.4
Efficency    73%
Recipe Index | Promash File
Grains, Extracts, Sugars
Malt Name Maltster Amount Percentage
Marris Otter Glen Eagle 35.0 lbs 50%
Brown Malt Fawcett 7.0 lbs 10%
Ashburne Mild Malt Briess 7.0 lbs 10%
Crystal 60L Hugh Baird 6.0 lbs 8.6%
Chocolate Malt Hugh Baird 5.0 lbs 7.1%
Crystal 35L Hugh Baird 4.0 lbs 5.7%
Honey Malt Gambrinus 3.0 lbs 4.3%
Black Patent Hugh Baird 1.0 lbs 1.4%
Carafa Malt Weyermann 1.0 lbs 1.4%
Crystal 120L Hugh Baird 1.0 lbs 1.4%
Name Form Alpha Amount Time
Northern Brewer Pellet 7.2% 5.0 oz 60
Northern Brewer Pellet 7.2% 1.0 oz 20
Man. Code Name Type Amount (Starter)
White Labs WLP001 California Ale Ale Slurry from BJ's
Mash Schedule
Step Rest Temp Rest Time Heat Water
Saccharification 155°F 60 Infusion 21 Gallons
Mashout 168°F 15 HERMS
Sparge 168°F 40
3 Vanilla Beans (per 5 gallons in the secondary)
6 oz Cacao Nibs (per 5 gallons in the secondary)

For more information about the techniques we used in this beer, read Gregg's article on Chocolate Porter. We'll be using his techniques of cold alcohol extraction for chocolate and vanilla.


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