Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Porter

We brewed a variation of a Robust Porter last night, lots of British Chocolate malt, with a tad of Roasted Barley and a nice addition of East Kent Goldings hops to balance things out. The 10 gallons were split between an Wyeast 1056, a neutral ale yeast and White Labs 002, an English ESB yeast. Kind of an experiment, we will compare the flavor profiles between the two. I am definitely expecting the 1056 to finish clean and really showcase the chocolate and roasted barley, and attenuate pretty low. The WL002 should finish a little higher and have a much more fruity taste. Time will tell. Hope to put half on tap and half and bottle half and give to friends.

2 comments:

ibrew2 said...

This is a cool experiment. I like these side by side experiments. When are we going to do the decoction / non-decoction side by side bock?

Beacon Hill Brewing said...

I would like to get a Bock going the middle of March if possible. Big Al has his Dopplebock going, but we could do the side by side and use the same yeast and compare...