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Mancave - Smoked Chocolate Raspberry Porter (10)

Mancave - Smoked Chocolate Raspberry Porter (10)

Robust Porter • All Grain • 11 gal


This came out awesome! Great balance between mellow smoke, chocolate and raspberry favors not over shadowed by hops. Got enough raspberry flavor from frozen raspberries that extract was not necessary. Might be needed if aged a few months.

September 15, 2013 at 12:31pm

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Ingredients (All Grain11 gal)

  • 20.00 lbs American 2-row

    American 2-row

    Yields a slightly higher extract than Six Rox brewers Malt. Tends to give a smoother, less grainy flavored beer. Some brewers claim they can detect a significant difference in flavor. Lower protein and will yield a lower color than Six-Row Brewers Malt

  • 1.00 lbs American Chocolate Malt

    American Chocolate Malt

    Use in all types to adjust color and add nutty, toasted flavor. Chocolate flavor.

  • 1.00 lbs American Black Patent

    American Black Patent

    Provides color and sharp flavor in stouts and porters.

  • 1.00 lbs Crystal Malt 60°L

    Crystal Malt 60°L

    Sweet caramel flavor, deep golden to red color. For dark amber and brown ales.

  • 3.00 lbs German Smoked

    German Smoked

    Earthy, rich smoke flavor

  • 1.75 oz Northern Brewer - 8.0 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    Northern Brewer

    Used for bittering with strong flavors and very fragrant in steam beers, dark English ales, and German lagers. Aroma is medium-strong with evergreen and mint overtones.

  • Wyeast 1056 American Ale™

    Wyeast 1056 American Ale™

    Used commercially for several classic American ales. This strain ferments dry, finishes soft, smooth and dean, and is very well balanced.


IMPORTANT: Use Cherry wood smoked malt only or it will be too overpowering. Add 4lbs frozen and thawed Red Raspberries in a hop sock and 8 oz Cacao nibs in a hop sock to secondary for 10 days. Raspberry extract at bottling to taste.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 12 - Porter

Subcategory: B - Robust Porter

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.057 1.048 - 1.065
Terminal Gravity: 1.014 1.012 - 1.016
Color: 26.1 SRM 22 - 35
Alcohol: 5.7% ABV 4.8% - 6.5%
Bitterness: 31.5 IBU 25 - 50



This one is a keeper!

2013-10-26 3:33pm

I was very pleased with how this came out. I kept the bitterness on the low side with no flavor or aroma hop additions. I really wanted the malt, fruit, and chocolate up front. I was a little concerned there might be too much smoked malt, but I used Breiss cherry-wood smoked malt (not available in BT database) and it is a mild sweet smoked flavor that complements the raspberry and cacao nibs that I used in secondary. Best balance of smoke, chocolate and fruit that I've ever attempted and was a HUGE hit at my daughter's wedding.

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