04 April 2014

If I Like Hops So Much, Why Do I Drink So Much Porter?

I left work at 4 pm the other day, and decided to kill a couple of hours at the Fredericksburg Brewing Company. On the menu was their 19th Anniversary Ale, a DIPA with piney, resinous hops. But I chose the Pioneer Porter instead.

For the last few months I have been devouring IPAs and DIPAs like those beers would never be made again. I especially like the ones that have a citrusy flavor, like Firestone Walker Union Jack, or Ballast Point Sculpin IPA.

I also love porters. I like my porter to be more chocolaty and less bitter. Almost the exact opposite of the beers I have been drinking.

Right now, I have a Simcoe dry hopped pale ale on tap, and a Rye Cream Ale, and I find myself craving a stout or porter.

So next on my brew list is the CYBI Terrapin Wake n Bake clone:

CYBI Wake N Bake
Imperial Stout


Type: All Grain Date: 4/7/2014
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: 60.00
Taste Notes:
Amount Item Type % or IBU
19.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 77.14 %
1.75 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 7.11 %
1.31 lb Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM) Grain 5.32 %
1.31 lb Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 5.32 %
0.63 lb Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 2.56 %
0.63 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 2.56 %
0.74 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops 21.6 IBU
0.50 oz Nugget [13.00 %] (30 min) Hops 11.2 IBU
1 Pkgs California Ale V (White Labs #WLP051) [Starter 500 ml] Yeast-Ale
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.088 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.023 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 8.53 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.65 %
Bitterness: 32.9 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 37.3 SRM Color:
Mash Profile
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 24.63 lb
Sparge Water: 3.23 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 30.79 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  
60% Costa Rican, 20% Guatamalan, and 20% Zimbabwe or blend from Jittery Joe's
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posted by hiikeeba at 08:00


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