Baltic Porter Recipe - Queen City Baltic Porter

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Queen City Baltic Porter

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All Grain
5 Gallon(s)
6 Gallon(s)
60 min
70%
Baltic-style porter fermented low and slow. Molasses, cocoa, spice, and deep malty notes without burnt ashy roast or coffee flavors.

Fermentables

54% - Dark Munich - DE
9
36
10
Mash
24% - Floor-Malted Bohemian Pilsner - DE
4
38
2
Mash
6% - Flaked Oats - US
1
37
1
Mash
5% - Pale Chocolate - UK
0.8
31
205
Mash
3% - Carafa Special II
0.5
36
415
Mash
3% - Special Roast - US
0.5
33
50
Mash
3% - Black Patent Malt - UK
0.5
27
525
Mash
2% - Molasses - US
0.25
36
80
Late

Hops

Willamette
2
Pellet
Boil
60 min(s)
5.2
29.2
Styrian Goldings
1
Pellet
Boil
0 min(s)
4
0.0

Yeast

White Labs German Bock Lager WLP833
76%

Other Stuff

Star Anise
1
each
FlameOut
Molasses
2
oz
Bottle

Mash Steps

Maltose Rest
Direct Heat
145
30 min
Dextrinization Rest
Direct Heat
158
30 min

Special Instructions

1.
Sparged with 1 gallon of acidified water.
2.
Fermentable molasses and 1 star anise added for 15 minute whirlpool at 180F post-boil.
3.
Fermented directly on a cake of WLP 833 from a helles. 48F for 5 days then ramped up to 60F over 5 days. Let ferment for 3 weeks total.
4.
Kegged with 2oz addition of blackstrap molasses

Tasting Notes (1)

Jabob513

Tasted on 5/9/2023 by Jabob513

Notes:

Hit numbers dead on. Very good winter beer after a couple months lagering in the keg. A little too sweet - I'll skip the keg molasses addition and bump up pils malt:specialty malt ratio next time (and there will definitely be a next time).

Recipe Facts

Queen City Baltic Porter
Baltic Porter
  • 5.00 Gallons Liters Batch Size
  • 6.00 Gallons Liters Boil Size
  • 60  min Boil Time
  • 1.084 OG
  • 1.020 FG
  • 29.2 IBU (tinseth) Bitterness
  • 0.35 BG:GU
  • 48.5° SRM Color
  • 70% Efficiency
  • 8.2% ABV Alcohol
  • 290 per 12oz Calories
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