Bourbon Barrel Porter


Bourbon Barrel Porter

makes 5 gallons

6.6 - lbs Amber Malt Syrup
¼ - lb Roasted Barley
¼ - lb Chocolate Malt
¾ - lb 120L Crystal Malt
2 - oz. Fuggles Hops (boil 60 min)
1 - oz. Kent Golding Hops (finishing hops, boil last 3 min)
2 - 50 Ml Bottles Top Shelf Bourbon flavoring
2 - 50 Ml bottles Top Shelf Mellow Oak flavoring
¾ - cup corn sugar for bottling
White Lab British Ale yeast

original gravity 1.050
final gravity 1.016
alcohol content 4.0%

In taste tests, we found that 2 bottles of each the Bourbon and Mellow oak was good for most brewers. Although one of the taste testers liked the bourbon and oak flavor with 3 bottles of each of the bourbon and oak.

Steep crushed malted grain in 2 gallons of 150° water (tap water is about 130°) for 30 minutes. Don’t fret the temp too much, relax. Remove the grain from the hot water with a strainer, then bring water to a boil. When boiling starts, remove pot from burner and add 1 cup malt syrup. Return to a boil, then add boiling hops and boil for 60 minutes. Add finishing hops for last 3 minutes of the boil. Then add remainder of malt syrup and stir to mix, wait 10 minutes to sanitize. Fill your sanitized carboy with 2 gallons of cold water. Strain the hot wort into the carboy and top off to the 5 gallon mark. Add yeast when beer is less than 78°, and ferment as usual. Add both the bourbon and mellow oak flavorings with the corn sugar for the bourbon barrel flavors!