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Vanilla Porter Recipe Kit

Vanilla Porter Recipe Kit

Item Number:k99-3204
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Your Price:$27.99
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A rich robust porter with two vanilla beans. A real treat!



This 5 gallon kit includes LME, Specialty Grains w/bag,
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5 Stars
Smooth
Great tasting beer. I used a total of 5 vanilla beans. Soaked them in Tito's vodka for 2 weeks and added them in secondary, vodka too. Perfect amount of vanilla flavor, not overwhelming. For this price I will definitely brew it again.
Reviewed by:  on 2/18/2016
5/5
3 Stars
It'd be better with something besides S-04
This is the 5th time I've tried using S-04 and the 3rd time it ended up being a banana bomb. I've gotten it when pitching dry and rehydrating. I control my fermentation temps and this didn't go above 65*F for the first 4 days when I let it ramp up to 69*F to finish. It tastes and smells like I used a Belgian yeast and I'm sure it would have been a good beer had I used Nottingham or US-05, or a liquid yeast for that matter. It's still drinkable but I have to tell people it's a low gravity dubbel. :)
Reviewed by:  on 2/5/2016
3/5
5 Stars
Great Beer!
Ordered this when it was on sale! Great beer! I changed it slightly by adding a bit of caramel 60L to the mash and an extra Vanilla bean. Fantastic beer.
Reviewed by:  on 2/1/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Great beer try it!!
I brewed this using liquid yeast option. I did a full batch boil...pitched yeast at 70 cooled to 65 after 24 hours. Slow to start airlock activity maybe 29 hours or so then a slow steady bubble. Airlock stopped so I added beans 7 days later. Gravity at 1.022 so I rocked bucket a bit to get yeast back in suspension and warmed to 70 for a few days. Started working again within a few hours. 7 days later gravity was at 1.016 a bit over recommended finish (1.014) but it tasted great and I thought better than Breckenridge (had one in fridge for direct comparison). Breckenridge tends to be sweet after a few this one is perfect. Kegged it at 20 psi yesterday tasted today and it is smooth as silk. Nice and balanced and great mouth feel. Sure to be on rotation now. Thanks adventures in home brewing for a home run kit. Fresh fresh fresh !!! You guys rock! I have been recommending to all my friends whom usually buy from other sites....the liquid yeast cooler is a very nice added bonus - perfect for lunch!!
Reviewed by:  on 10/28/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Smooth Porter with subtle vanilla flavor
This is a delicious Porter enhanced by a subtle vanilla bean flavor. Easy to brew and easier to drink. The addition of real vanilla beans in secondary is a brilliant combination. Yum!
Reviewed by:  on 10/23/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Excellent brew
Very fresh ingredients, arrived quickly. This was by far one of my favorite homebrews and a hit with everyone. Will definitely make again. Excellent brew, excellent customer service, overall excellent experience. Sincerely, a returning customer.
Reviewed by:  on 7/10/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Great Vanilla flavor
This beer has a lot of malt in the recipe and yet very well bananced with good lacing and vanilla flavor. A real treat on a Wisconsin winter evening. I will make this one again. Very pleased.
Reviewed by:  on 1/5/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Gone in 8 days
Made this in November to be ready for the Christmas holiday parties. First time using Liquid Yeast. Added 2 additional vanilla beans during secondary. Ended up with very strong vanilla smell, yet flavor was pretty balanced. Kegged and forced carbed 4 weeks after brew day. With bringing growlers over to parties and having friends over, all 5 gallons disappeared in 8 days! Definitely will make again.
Reviewed by:  on 1/2/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Great Christmas nightcap
I just cracked my first one here on Christmas night. A wonderful holiday/cold weather brew. Made with Wyeast 1098 and did 2 weeks in the primary and another week in the secondary where I soaked the vanilla beans in vodka prior to racking. Nice vanilla flavor and aroma. Easy drinking, but enough flavor to sit back and savor each sip. Proud that I included this beer in my holiday 6-packs to friends and family this year. I will do this brew again in Christmas 2015.
Reviewed by:  on 12/25/2014
5/5
5 Stars
Impressed
For my first ever brew, this came out better than expected... with expectations that there was no way I could nail it on my first try, I am seriously impressed. Drank one last night. Still has a few days left of carbonation to go. Most don't use secondary, but we did for extra precaution. About a week before racking the beer, I soaked the vanilla beans in some Johnny Walker double black. With smokey flavor and vanilla undertones, I threw the whole thing in the secondary. And it was a really good idea. Gave the beer a little more warmth for the winter. Only thing I would do different is use more vanilla beans!!!!
Reviewed by:  on 12/18/2014
5/5

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