Porter Beer Recipes with Gordon Strong – BeerSmith Podcast 26

by Brad Smith on November 10, 2011 · 0 comments

Porter beer recipes and brewing Porter is the subject of this week’s interview with Grandmaster Beer Judge Gordon Strong. Beer author and BJCP President Gordon shares some of his top tips for brewing an award winning Porter beer at home.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (34:00)

  • This week’s guest is the BJCP President Gordon Strong. Gordon is a three time Ninkasi award winner as the top homebrewer in the US and author of the new book “Brewing Better Beer” available on Amazon.
  • Gordon shares some of the history behind Porter beers, and why it is still a popular drinkable beer.
  • He talks about the sub-styles and variations of Porter including Robust porter, brown porter, etc…
  • He shares a typical grain bill for a Porter including his choice for base malts (Maris Otter) and specialty malts.
  • Gordon talks about the “kitchen sink approach” to brewing a Porter.
  • He shares his thoughts on mash profiles.
  • Gordon talks about his favorite Porter hops and alternatives.
  • Gordon uses a very simple hop schedule for brewing Porter
  • We talk about water profiles for a Porter style
  • He shares his thoughts on serving a Porter as well as brewing other Porter substyles
  • Gordon talks for a few minutes about his new book “Brewing Better Beer” – targeted towards intermediate to advanced brewers.

Thanks to Gordon Strong for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!

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