22 October 2013

FBC Pioneer Porter Clone

My Local is Fredericksburg Brewing Company. My favorite beer is the Pioneer Porter. It's chocolatey and a bit on the sweet side. I think I've had more pints of that than any of their other beers.

A few months ago, I was going through my Brew Your Own magazines, and organizing them.  I rediscovered the Replicator recipe for this beer, and thought I would see how close I could get.

I headed off to Austin Homebrew Supply and started filling in my order. When I got to the Crystal malt, I hit a road block.  They were out of all Crystal malt. I guess that's the perils of being a big, popular vendor.

While I was struggling to figure out who to buy from, I remembered the Cool Brewing fermentation cooler, basically, a large insulated jacket I could put my fermenter in to get a better handle on my fermentation. So I thought, why not buy from one of their vendors? One of them caught my eye: HopTech. When I first started brewing in the late 1990s, they were my home brew shop. At least until I discovered St. Patrick's of Austin, and later Austin Homebrew. I brewed this yesterday, although I used the cooler on the Pliney the Toddler.

FBC Pioneer Porter
Brown Porter


Type: All Grain Date: 10/21/2013
Batch Size: 6.00 gal Brewer: Jeff Holt
Boil Size: 7.97 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Jeff's Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 59.00
Taste Notes:
Amount Item Type % or IBU
12.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 79.44 %
1.00 lb Carastan (35.0 SRM) Grain 6.36 %
1.00 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 6.36 %
0.67 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 4.27 %
0.47 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 3.01 %
0.09 lb Black Barley (Stout) (500.0 SRM) Grain 0.58 %
0.30 oz Northern Brewer [9.00 %] (60 min) Hops 8.0 IBU
0.61 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (20 min) Hops 5.9 IBU
0.61 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (2 min) Hops 0.7 IBU
1 Pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast-Ale
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.055 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.57 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.65 %
Bitterness: 14.6 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 26.9 SRM Color:
Mash Profile
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 15.74 lb
Sparge Water: 4.94 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 19.67 qt of water at 165.9 F 154.0 F
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage
Carbonation Type: Corn Sugar Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 4.5 oz Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 F Age for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F  
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posted by hiikeeba at 08:00


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