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Borders Porter

Baltic Porter

All Grain


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Brewer/Contributor: Fred Bonjour

Batch Size: 5.50 gal

Boil Size: 6.62 gal

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Borders Porter

Type: All Grain

Date: 2/1/2005

Batch Size: 5.50 gal

Brewer: Fred Bonjour
Boil Size: 6.62 galAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 90 min Equipment: My Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 40.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
Taste Notes: Big Malty Aroma w Choc notes. Light fruitiness w understated alc. Very Deep Brown w good clarity & reddish hues. Good lasting Tan head. Deep sweetness w malt & raisins. Almost cloying but it stops short & leaves you wanting another sip. good example,


AmountItemType% or IBU
17.00 lbPale Malt (Weyermann) (3.3 SRM)Grain86.37 %
0.63 lbBriess Carmel Malt 20L (21.0 SRM)Grain3.18 %
0.63 lbBriess Carmel Malt 80L (81.0 SRM)Grain3.18 %
0.31 lbBlack (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM)Grain1.58 %
0.31 lbChocolate Malt (450.0 SRM)Grain1.58 %
0.31 lbMunich Malt (9.0 SRM)Grain1.59 %
2.75 ozSaazer [4.60 %] (90 min)Hops33.3 IBU
0.75 ozSaazer [4.60 %] (5 min)Hops1.7 IBU
0.50 lbMolasses (80.0 SRM)Sugar2.54 %
1 PkgsWindsor Yeast (Lallemand #-)Yeast-Ale


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.093 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.092 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.022 SGMeasured Final Gravity: 1.034 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 9.31 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 7.61 %
Bitterness: 34.9 IBUCalories: 436 cal/pint
Est Color: 30.9 SRMColor:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single StepTotal Grain Weight: 19.18 lb
Sparge Water: 2.69 galGrain Temperature: 70.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 180.0 FTunTemperature: 70.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUEMash PH: 5.2 PH

Single Step
Step TimeNameDescriptionStep Temp
60 minConversion stepAdd 24.94 qt of water at 161.2 F150.0 F

Mash Notes:

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Corn SugarVolumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 4.2 ozCarbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 FAge for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F 


Club COC 1st Place award winner October 2005 40 points
Aroma: (9/12) Big Malty Aroma with some Chocolate notes. Light fruitiness with understated alcohol.
(11/12)Strong raisin smell, alcohol notes, slight molasses
Appearance: (3/3) Very Deep Brown with good clarity and reddish hues. Good lasting Tan head.
(3/3) Thin head, pours thick, good lace
Flavor: (15/20) Deep sweetness with malt and raisins. Almost cloying but it stops short and leaves you wanting another sip.
(16 14/20) Immediate alcohol warming, malty, rum-my
Mouthfeel: (4/5) Good full mouth with medium carbonation
(4/5) Med/keavy bodied. is maybe slightly undercarbonated but within guidelines
Overall Impression: (8/10) A good example of a Baltic Porter. Sweet but not overdone. Smooth fermentation characteristics
(7/10) Wasn't too heavy, Good complexity with dark fruits. Alcohol wasn't too overpowering

2/19/2005 14.2 brix 1.036
2/1/05 measured OG 22.8 brix
2/2 am slight yeast activity

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