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Sweet 'n Sexy Vanilla Porter

Sweet 'n Sexy Vanilla Porter

Brown Porter • Extract • 5 gal


May 8, 2002 at 12:15pm

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Ingredients (Extract5 gal)

  • 3/4 lbs Crystal Malt 120°L

    Crystal Malt 120°L

    Pronounced caramel flavor and a red color. For stouts, porters and black beers.

  • 1/4 lbs Belgian Special B

    Belgian Special B

  • 1/4 lbs American Chocolate Malt

    American Chocolate Malt

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

  • 1/8 lbs British Black Patent

    British Black Patent

    Dry, burnt, chalky character. Use in porters, stouts, brown ales and dark lagers.

  • 6 lbs Dry Light; Muntons

    Dry Light; Muntons

    Used as the base for a wide variety of styles of beers, including lager, pale ales, bitters, and export bitters. Contains no colored malts.

  • 1 oz Fuggle - 5.0 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min


    Mild. Mainly used for finishing and dry hopping especially pale ales, porters, and stouts. Aroma is mild and pleasant, spicy, and soft.

  • 1/4 oz East Kent Goldings - 5.9 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min

    East Kent Goldings

    Mild, slightly flowery.

  • 1/4 oz East Kent Goldings - 5.9 AA% pellets; boiled 1 min

    East Kent Goldings

    Mild, slightly flowery.

  • 1/4 oz Tettnanger - 5.6 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min


    Mild, slightly spicy. 'Noble'.

  • 1/4 oz Tettnanger - 5.6 AA% pellets; boiled 1 min


    Mild, slightly spicy. 'Noble'.

  • 4 oz vanilla- see notes - (omitted from calculations)

    vanilla- see notes

  • Wyeast 3766 Cider

    Wyeast 3766 Cider

    Crisp dry fermenting yeast with big, fruity finish. Creates a nice balance for all types of apples, pears and other fruit or fermentables. Allows fruit character to dominate the profile.


Put FOUR whole vanilla beans into the secondary

Style (BJCP)

Category: 12 - Porter

Subcategory: A - Brown Porter

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.058 1.040 - 1.052
Terminal Gravity: 1.013 1.008 - 1.014
Color: 23.2 SRM 20 - 30
Alcohol: 6.0% ABV 4% - 5.4%
Bitterness: 24.0 IBU 18 - 35




2002-06-02 2:16pm

I brewed this 5-27-02. The O.G. is 1.059



2002-06-02 2:18pm

I racked this into the secondary today. Break four vanilla bean pods into pieces then rack the beer on top. I plan to let it sit for 3 weeks. The S.G. was 1.015



2002-07-23 8:25pm

I kegged the beer tonight. The F.G. was 1.012. The still version is very good. It tastes very much like I hoped. The dark malt and the vanilla compliment each other very well. Nest time I will add chocolate and or molasses.



2002-07-31 3:13pm

This beer tastes like what I was hoping for. It is very malty and the hops character is very low. The dark malt and the vanill acompliment each other very well. I can no longer find vanilla beans, so out of neccessity I will be forced to use vanilla extract. This would be a very good Robust Porter if I keep the vanilla out, add Black Patent Malt, and throw in some more flavor and aroma hops. WILL BREW AGAIN


next time

2002-08-07 5:10am

The vanilla flavor is beginning to disappear. Next time I will use REAL vanilla extract. I will definitely use plenty of it too.


Vanilla Beans

2006-03-16 10:40pm

If you're looking for Vanilla Beans for this recipe. Visit www.beanilla.com . They have some excellent vanilla beans at amazing prices. Vanilla Extract is not a good substitute to brew with for it actually already contains vodka in it!!! It will taint the true vanilla flavor your are looking for.

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