A classic robust porter that finishes with the rich flavor of toasted coconut.
Specialty malts: chocolate malt, English Crystal, flaked oats
Featured hops: Brewer's Gold, Kent Golding
The required toasted coconut is included with this kit.
O.G. = 1.054
F.G. = 1.013
Approximately 5.4% ABV
Approximately 180 Cal / 12 oz
Makes 5 US gallons
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In September 2017, I brewed this with an all-grain kit and Lallemand Nottingham Dry Yeast. It is excellent. The coconut is not overpowering, but subtle. Very smooth. My friends have really enjoyed it.
I really love coconut so I decided to try this brew. Did the minimash and let it ferment for about 1.5 weeks, then transferred to secondary on 3.5 lbs toasted unsweetend coconut (which I might add is NOT in the baking isle). Word to the wise...do NOT try to put this 5 gallon batch on 3.5 lbs of coconut in a 5 gallon carboy. Sure, it fit right in there without a problem so I figured it would be fine. Two hours later I find the beer bubbling out of my airlock and all over the floor. Next time, I plan to let it ferment for about 1.5 weeks again, place the coconut in a muslin bag and directly into my 7 gallon primary for a week, then transfer without the coconut into secondary to clear up a little. After about 1.5 months in the keg, it tastes great!
This recipe turned out really well although I cut back on the hops a little. FG= 1.012 and the WL Dry English Ale as promised made for a quick fermentation and quick turnaround time. Tasted a little like a mounds bar. Even non Porter fans enjoyed this batch.
Howdy, Can't really comment on the beer because I just racked to the secondary. I just wanted to try to help everyone in their search for unsweetened coconut. Save yourself sometime and go to Whole Foods right off the bat. It's a bit pricey but it'll save you time. I went to two other grocery stores and although they had multiple brands, they were just sweetened. Oh and I used 2.5 lbs. in hopes to really get the coconutty flavor =D Hope the oils don't kill it but I'll update this once I get a taste. Hope this helps!
This brew turned out fantastic. Being an extract version it wasn't hard to hit all the numbers. I did a full boil which helped the overall taste of the beer. Two weeks in primary and 1 week on a 2# bed of toasted unsweeted coconut flakes in the secondary. The porter has a nice upfront taste of coconut taste then a smooth coconut flavor that fills the body of the beer. If I do this brew again I'd probably step up the coconut in the secondary to 3 or even 4# to get more of a coconut flavor.