I'm trying to decide whether to "smoke" the porter or not but I'm looking for a dark brown rather than black beer with a hint of coffee/choc sweetness which is why I've chosen the Carafa1 and Pale Choc combination. I've come up with this:
Starvation Point Porter
4.00 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter (5.9 EBC) Grain
0.40 kg Melanoiden Malt (39.4 EBC) Grain
1.00 kg Rauchmalz (17.7 EBC) Grain
0.30 kg Pale Chocolate Malt (500.0 EBC) Grain
0.15 kg Carafa I (663.9 EBC) Grain
90 min 30.00 gm First Gold [7.50 %] (90 min) Hops
45 min 25.00 gm Goldings, East Kent [4.80 %] (45 min) Hops
10 min 15.00 gm Goldings, East Kent [4.80 %] (10 min) Hops
5 min 1.00 items Protofloc (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
Est OG 1059
Est ABV 5.5-6%
Starvation Point is a place opposite the harbour gates in Whitstable, Kent, so called because it was where sailors and dockers used to look for work in the 1800's. Clearly some were luckier than others. I'm not entirely sure whether I'll use the Rauchmalz or not but I've got a couple of days to think about it.
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