Chocolate Porter – Home Brew Recipe

Chocolate Porter – Homebrew beer recipe

This is an extract version of my best of show Chocolate Porter. It is almost the same as the all-grain version, and much easier.
A chocolatey version of a Robust Porter, this also does extremely well in the specialty beer category.

Food Pairing:

Great for dessert and a lovely Fall beer. This also pairs well with beef dishes.

Style Information

Name: Robust Porter
Recipe Type: Extract
Category: Porter
Category Number: 12
 
Style Letter: B
Style Guide: BJCP 2008
Type: Ale
 
OG: 1.048 - 1.065
FG: 1.012 - 1.016
Bitternes: 25 - 50
Color: 22 - 35

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Chocolate Malt (Thomas Fawcett) 0.25 lb Dark chocolate malt from the UK. Adds strong coffee flavor to your beer.
Dark Liquid Extract 3.3 lb Unhopped dark liquid extract. Use as a base malt for any dark beer. Examples: Porter, Brown ale, Bock, Oktoberfest, Stouts
Pale Liquid Extract 3.3 lb Unhopped pale liquid extract. Use as a base malt for any ale or lager.
Molasses 0.75 lb Imparts a strong, sweet flavor. Used primarily in stouts and porters.

Hops

Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Goldings, East Kent 1 oz 5% 5 60 Used For: General purpose hops for bittering/finishing all British Ales Aroma: Floral, aromatic, earthy, slightly sweet spicy flavor Substitutes: Fuggles, BC Goldings Examples: Bass Pale Ale, Fullers ESB, Samual Smith's Pale Ale
Fuggles 1 oz 4.1% 4.1 30 Used For: General purpose bittering/aroma for English Ales, Dark Lagers Aroma: Mild, soft, grassy, floral aroma Substitute: East Kent Goldings, Williamette Examples: Samuel Smith's Pale Ale, Old Peculiar, Thomas Hardy's Ale
Goldings, East Kent 1 oz 5.5% 5.5 0 Used For: General purpose hops for bittering/finishing all British Ales Aroma: Floral, aromatic, earthy, slightly sweet spicy flavor Substitutes: Fuggles, BC Goldings Examples: Bass Pale Ale, Fullers ESB, Samual Smith's Pale Ale

Adjuncts

Name Type Use Amount Time Notes
Cocoa Powder Flavor Boil 8 oz 5

Mash Steps

Name Step Type Step Time Temperature
Mash In Infusion 45.0000000 158 F
Mash Out Infusion 10.0000000 168 F

Boil

Amount: 6.47 gallons
Water Description:
Time: 60 minutes
Target Batch Size: 5 gallons

Fermentation

Step Time Temperature Container Additions
Name: Amount
Notes
4 days 67 F
10 days 67 F
30 days 65 F
Aging

Profile

Estimated OG: 1.053
Estimated FG: 1.011
Estimated ABV: 5.50%
 
Actual OG: 1.051
Actual FG: 1.012
Actual ABV: 5.11%
 
Bitterness: 29.3 IBU
Estimated Color: 21.6 SRM
Carbonation: 2.4 volumes
  • Alex

    I think I will be brewing this shortly. Thank you for the recipe.

    • Jon Griffin

      I think you will like it. It was my number one recipe in the brew store. Especially after 2 best of shows. Let me know what you think of it.

  • Barbara Endel

    Would you be willing to share your all grain version of this recipe? I am looking for a great holiday beer to brew this weekend!

    • Jon Griffin

      Absolutely, I will put up the page today.

      Thanks!

  • David

    The ABV on this really seems odd. Any explanation? Was it really that light or do you think something was off on the OG reading?

    • Jon Griffin

      I fixed this, thanks for letting me know.

  • Rich Hanzevack

    Jon,

    Thanks for te recipe. Since I am totally new to brewing…could you interpret what info you provided in terms I could understand? OR could you direct me to a link that would explain how to use the recipe. Also, could you recommend a place to start buying the various ingredients?