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Full Measure English Porter

It does help if you have your own water tested, but generally the water in Hull is underground water that is low in acids and salts, we can add acids in the form of AMS to the water, Just half a teaspoon of Table salt in Dark beers works wonders..

Our Porter is for the real Black Beer fans. With the same EBC as an imperial Russian Stout, loads of black, roast and Chocolate malts.

In addition to the Dark malts i have added lots of Oats, wheat and Rye to give massive body and an almost biscuity mouthfeel.

So lets Brew... 

Its a standard brew process, mashing for 90mins, i always recirculate until the wort is clear, then boil for 60 mins, with hop additions at 15 mins, protafloc in at 10 mins ​. chill rapidly to 19'c.

OG shoul;d be around 1.046 and it will finish quite high at around 1.011, giving an ABV of 4.5% that depends on your efficiency . Ferment out at 18'c then chill for a couple of days to clear


3.4 kg Maris Otter

250g Black malt

250G Chocolate malt

250G Roast barley

250G Rye malt

250G Wheat malt

250g Torrified Wheat

350G Oat malt


25g Summit 30 mins

10G Protafloc 10 mins

15g SO4 Yeast.

OG 1046

FG 1011

Colour 57 EBC

Alcohol 4.5%

Bitterness 10 IBU

Kit consists

3.4kg Fawcetts maris Otter Pale malt

250G Black malt

250G Chocolate malt

250G Roast Barley

250G Rye malt

250G Wheat malt

250G torrified wheat

350G Oat malt

25G Summit hops

15g SO4 yeast

10G Protafloc

10 ml AMS

Cost, £18.20