White House Honey Porter

Specialty Honey Lager or Ale - Extract

Recipe Description

White House Honey Porter recipe as brewed in the White House.

  • Batch Size: 5 gal (18.9 L)
  • Boil Size: 2 gal (7.6 L)
  • Boil Time: 60 mins

Ingredients

  • Grains/Fermentables
  • 6.6 lbs (2.99 kg) Light Liquid Malt Extract (4 °L)
  • 0.75 lbs (0.34 kg) Munich Malt (9 °L)
  • 1 lbs (0.45 kg) Crystal 20 (20 °L)
  • 6 oz (170.1 g) Black Patent Malt (500 °L)
  • 3 oz (85.05 g) Chocolate Malt (350 °L)
  • 1 lbs (0.45 kg) Honey (1 °L)
  • Hops
  • 1 oz (28.35 g) Brewer's Gold Pellet 9.2% AA (Boil - 45 mins)
  • 0.5 oz (14.17 g) Hallertauer Pellet 4.4% AA (Boil - 30 mins)
  • Yeast
  • Nottingham Ale Yeast (Whitelabs WLP039) (Dry)

Directions

Infusion Step: Mash at 155 °F (68 °C) for 45 minutes.

*In a 6 qt pot, add grains to 2.25 qts of 168˚ water. Mix well to bring temp down to 155˚. Steep on stovetop at 155˚ for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, bring 2 gallons of water to 165˚ in a 12 qt pot. Place strainer over, then pour and spoon all the grains and liquid in. Rinse with 2 gallons of 165˚ water. Let liquid drain through. Discard the grains and bring the liquid to a boil. Set aside.
* Add the 2 cans of malt extract and honey into the pot. Stir well.
* Boil for an hour. Add half of the bittering hops at the 15 minute mark, the other half at 30 minute mark, then the aroma hops at the 60 minute mark.
* Set aside and let stand for 15 minutes.
* Place 2 gallons of chilled water into the primary fermenter and add the hot wort into it. Top with more water to total 5 gallons if necessary. Place into an ice bath to cool down to 70-80˚.
* Activate dry yeast in 1 cup of sterilized water at 75-90˚ for fifteen minutes. Pitch yeast into the fermenter. Fill airlock halfway with water. Ferment at room temp (64-68˚) for 3-4 days.
* Siphon over to a secondary glass fermenter for another 4-7 days.
* To bottle, make a priming syrup on the stove with 1 cup sterile water and 3/4 cup priming sugar, bring to a boil for five minutes. Pour the mixture into an empty bottling bucket. Siphon the beer from the fermenter over it. Distribute priming sugar evenly. Siphon into bottles and cap. Let sit for 1-2 weeks at 75˚.

Hold in primary fermentor for 4 days at 68 °F (20 °C).

Transfer to secondary fermentor for 7 days.

Allow to carbonate and age for 14 days at 75 °F (24 °C).

If you started brewing this beer today you could be drinking it by March 14, 2018. Start brewing this recipe.