• We have implemented the ability to gift someone a Supporting Membership now! When you access the Upgrade page there is now a 'Gift' button. Once you click that you can enter a username to gift an account Upgrade to. Great way to help support this forum plus give some kudos to anyone who has helped you.

Robust Porter With Us Hops

Aussie Home Brewer

Help Support Aussie Home Brewer:

Vanoontour

Well-Known Member
Joined
19/10/11
Messages
206
Reaction score
13
Planning on the RobPo robust porter this weekend and after looking at the guidelines US hops can be used and remain true to style. Most of the US hops I've used are quite citrusy and floral so not suited so well? Any one tried a porter with US hops? What US hops are more earthy and spicy that would work well?
Cheers
 

sponge

Dungeon O' Sponge Brewery
Joined
12/1/08
Messages
4,170
Reaction score
1,054
Could definitely try a fair whack of simcoe in there to give it a nice piney/woody/resinous flavour and aroma to it.

Would work well with a little bit of maybe citra/chinook for a little fruity edge, but i think simcoe would work quite well in a RoPo.

Someone with more experience on US porters would be able to help out a little more though...



Sponge
 

Vanoontour

Well-Known Member
Joined
19/10/11
Messages
206
Reaction score
13
Cheers sponge, was also thinking of cluster as well to try for blackcurrent. What do yo think of this

TBD (Robust Porter)

Original Gravity (OG): 1.054 (P): 13.3
Final Gravity (FG): 1.014 (P): 3.6
Alcohol (ABV): 5.31 %
Colour (SRM): 26.4 (EBC): 51.9
Bitterness (IBU): 36.6 (Average - No Chill Adjusted)

75% Maris Otter Malt
10% Chocolate, Pale
6.67% Amber Malt
5% Caraaroma
1.67% Flaked Oats
1.67% Melanoidin

0.4 g/L Simcoe (12.2% Alpha) @ 40 Minutes (Boil)
0.4 g/L Cluster (5.7% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil)
0.4 g/L Simcoe (12.2% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil)
0.2 g/L Citra (11.1% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil)
0.6 g/L Cluster (5.7% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil)
0.4 g/L Simcoe (12.2% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil)


Single step Infusion at 66C for 60 Minutes. Boil for 60 Minutes

Fermented at 18C with Wyeast 1084 - Irish Ale


Recipe Generated with BrewMate
 

big78sam

Frequent poster - My post count is no reflection o
Joined
15/11/08
Messages
829
Reaction score
41
I'm on my phone so links are difficult to paste but look at the rye robust porter DB recipe discussion thread and there's a fair bit of discussion on us hops in a porter.
 

Vanoontour

Well-Known Member
Joined
19/10/11
Messages
206
Reaction score
13
There was a bit on citra, thanks. What's with the cluster and cat piss smell?
 

Charst

Well-Known Member
Joined
12/10/09
Messages
851
Reaction score
93
willamette hops are american and supposed to be similar to fuggles in characteristics. the smoked porter recipe in brewing classic styles uses all willamette to memory and it came out pretty decent,

from wiki:

Willamette
Popular American development in 1976 of the English Fuggle. Named for the Willamette Valley, an important hop-growing area. It has a character similar to Fuggle, but is more fruity and has some floral notes. Used in British and American ales. A recent taste-test comparison between Ahtanum and Willamette has described some similarity between the varieties.[1]
 

Latest posts

Top