Black Bear Porter (AG)
  • TomoLiverTomoLiver
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    Burly Bear Brewing

    Black Bear Porter

    OG: 1.057
    FG:   1.014
    ABV: 5.7%
    IBU: 31
    SRM: 26
    Mash Temp: 154 Degrees F
    Yeast:  Wyeast 1056 Slurry (House Yeast)

    Recipe Calculated at 75% Efficiency for 5 gallons.

    Grain Bill:
    2-Row   8 lbs.  72.7%
    Malted Wheat 1.25 lbs. 11.4%
    Crystal 80   .5 lbs.  4.5%
    CaraPils .5 lbs.  4.5%
    Chocolate .5 lbs   4.5%
    Pale Choc. .25 lbs  2.3%

    Hops:
    Galena .7 oz. 10.1% aa. 90 min.  23 IBU's
    Cascade .5 oz.     5% aa. 30 min.    6 IBU's
    Cascade .5 oz.     5% aa.  5 min.     2 IBU's

    Be careful not to mash this one too low.  The first time I brewed this, I let the mash slip into 152 degree territory and it ended up too dry with too much hop character.  If your mash runs a little low, I'd recommend reducing the IBU's to maintain balance.  When kept at 154 or 155 the beer is pleasantly chocolaty without too much residual sugar.  Happy Brewing!

    Tom

    Disclaimer: This is my first shot at sharing one of my recipes online so if anyone has any pointers on any more information they'd like me to share, I'd be happy to help!

  • ThymThym
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    Looks really tastey! I'm assuming the wheat is in there for head retention more than flavor. Have you ever brewed this without the wheat?
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  • TomoLiverTomoLiver
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    The CaraPils is there for head retention.  I feel like the wheat adds a little creaminess to the mouthfeel but I haven't brewed this specific recipe without wheat.  Either way, the head retention is pretty ridiculous. Haha
  • ThymThym
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    I'll have to brew this one up for sure!

    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • C_BC_B
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    This one goes on the list.....
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  • TomoLiverTomoLiver
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    Lakewood said:

    I'll have to brew this one up for sure!




    This one goes on the list.....




    Let me know how they turn out!
  • BenSBenS
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    I think I'll be brewing this soon too. If I can get the time to brew soon.
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  • C_BC_B
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    Maybe I don't want a stout so much as this. Or a very close tweak on this. Drop the chocolate, or one of the chocolates and keep the mash on the lower side of recommended. Maybe 153?
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  • C_BC_B
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    I wonder how this would be with 005?
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  • scoobscoob
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    This recipe looks delicious, someday I'm gonna catch up on all the beers I want to brew, this one included!
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