Greensboro Porter - Hill Farmstead Everett Clone
Target OG - 1.088
Target FG - 1.030
ABV - 7.5%
IBU's - 25.1 Split Infusion Mash
Mash 2-row, dextrine, and crystal 40L for 60 minutes @ 159F
Mash crystal 80L, chocolate, and roasted barley for 5 minutes @ 159F
60 minute boil
single stage fermentation @ 68 F Grains/Fermentables
73% American 2 Row
6.7% Crystal 40L
6.7% Roasted Barley
2.0% Crystal 80L
1.0% Acid Malt*
*I added acid malt was added to lower the mash PH. Hops
47 IBU - Columbus @ 60 mins Yeast
Wyeast 1028 London Ale Notes
Hill Farmstead has REALLY soft water with almost no minerals. I used RO water and as few salts as I could. I went with a sulfate/chloride ratio that would enhance the malt character of the beer.
This beer finished at 1.035 instead of 1.030. My mash ran a few degrees hot at times and I probably rushed my starter.
That said the beer has a body that is closer to hot chocolate that most beer. The aroma doesn't jump out of the glass like Everett, but it has tons of dark chocolate/coffee flavors.
Porters aren't my favorite style, but I keep going back for another glass this beer.