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Home » Recipes » Malibu Brews Vanilla Porter
Malibu Brews Vanilla Porter
Craig showed up at our monthly meeting with a hell of a Vanilla Porter inspired by Gregg Van Citters' article on Chocolate beers. Here you have a fat luxe porter with a roundness and perfume of vanilla.
Style:    Spiced Porter
Brewed by:    Craig Shapland
Batch Size:    11.0 Gallons
Boil Time:    90 Minutes
Estimated OG    1.066
Actual OG    1.060
Actual FG    1.011
ABV    6.5%
Est. IBU    31.6 IBUs
Efficency    73%
Est. Color    24.9 SRM

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Recipe Index | Promash File
Grains, Extracts, Sugars
Malt Name Maltser Amount Percentage
Pale Malt (2 Row) Great Western 14.5 lbs 59.0%
CaraVienne Malt Dingemans 3.0 lbs 12.2%
Flaked Oats 1.5 lbs 6.1%
Melanoidin Malt 1.5 lbs 6.1%
Chocolate Malt 1.0 lbs 4.1%
Wheat Malt 0.75 lbs 3.1%
Black Patent Malt 0.31 lbs 1.3%
Demerra Sugar 2.0 lbs 8.1%
Name Form Alpha Amount Time
Northern Brewer Whole 6.8% 2.4 oz 90
East Kent Goldings Whole 4.0% 1.0 oz 15
Man. Code Name Type Amount (Starter)
Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale Liquid
Mash Schedule
Step Rest Temp Rest Time Heat Water
Sacchrification 154°F 30 Infusion 9.66 Gallons
Mashout 168°F 15 HERMS
Sparge 170°F 30
3 Vanilla Beans, split
Vodka to cover

To add the vanilla flavor, Craig went and soaked the vanilla beans in several ounces of vodka for 4 days
This homemade vanilla extract was then added to the beer in the secondary


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