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Lutzen's Pleasing Porter

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Servings: 1
Categories: Alcoholic Beverages / Brewing

    3.33 lb Can John Bull unhopped Dark
    3.33 lb Bag Northwestern Amber Malt
    1.50 oz Clusters 6.9% alpha (boil)
    1.00 oz Cascades 5.6% alpha
    Ale yeast (your choice)

Bring 2 gallons of water and malt to a boil. Add 1/2 ounce Clusters at beginning of boil, 20 minutes, and 40 minutes. After 60 min. turn off heat, and add Cascades. At this point it was late in the evening, I poured the wort into my sanitized bottling bucket and brought the quan- tity up to 5 gals. and stuck the whole thing in the beverage refrigera- tor. Next morning I siphoned off the wort into the fermentor, leaving all those hop particles behind, pitched the yeast. Put on the blow off tube, and put the fermenter back in the refrigerator. I had the tempera- ture set at 50 degrees. After a week, I replaced the blow tube with an airlock, and bottled after a month of fermenting. Very smooth, nice hop balance, but a bit heavy for a summer drink. Will try to save the rest for this fall. This might be considered a lager due to the refrigeration. It was only done because the ambient temperature of my basement "brewing room" hits 75-80 Degrees during the summer heat. I brewed this in early spring as an ale (65 degrees) and strangely enough, they taste very similar. (Drink a bottle of one version, wait, drink a bottle of the other, results: Who cares. Both are great.) Original Gravity: 1.052 Final Gravity: 1.016 Primary Ferment: 1 month at 50 degrees Recipe By : Serving Size: From: Date: 05/27

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