Baltic Porter All-Grain Kit

SKU: U1454

A big beer with massive roasty, chocolate, and toffee notes with a broad-shouldered malt character and assertive hop bitterness and flavor. Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.

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Baltic porter is a close cousin of Imperial stout. Replicating the rich, heavy stouts shipped through their countries en route to Russia, brewers from Eastern Europe and Scandinavia recreated an English beer using Continental ingredients and techniques. The result: a big beer of great complexity. Our kit spotlights massive roasty, chocolate, and toffee notes with a broad-shouldered malt character and assertive hop bitterness and flavor. The unusual use of lager yeast (ideally fermented around 65° F) leaves Baltic porters cleaner and less fruity than an Imperial stout or barley wine. Brew a batch and tell 'em St. Urho sent you. Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style German/Czech/Continental
Beer Style Dark/Amber Lager, Hybrid Beers, Stout/Porter
Color Dark
Original Gravity 1070
Total Time to Make 3 months

Customer Reviews

6 Stars Review by Brad
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I hit all of the numbers brewing this one and after 2 weeks when moving to the bright tank (secondary.. whatever you call it) I had some excess that would not fit so I drank about a bottle flat and bottled the rest.

IT
WAS
AWESOME!!

I can't wait to taste the stuff that finishes in the carboy over the next few months considering how great it tastes after 2 weeks in the primary! (Posted on 3/10/14)
Big Beer for Small Ladies? Review by Stever
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A little explanation for my Summary title. I like to get feedback from my friends and surprisingly the best reviews on this beer have come from small-framed ladies. It's called a "Big Beer", but my two biggest friends couldn't take it! You Go Girls!

Roasty chocolate, toffee, and vanilla aromas. Nice bitterness to counter balance to the malty sweetness. And a good alcohol kick. (Posted on 2/18/12)
incredible big beer Review by prof
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Followed receipe except used 90 minute boil to reduce water content. Fermented as a larger using 34/70 dry larger yeast. My first larger. The best dark beer I have ever tasted. Was ready to drink in six weeks. Unique beer in that every taste is better than the last. Most beers loose flavor towards end of glass. Incredible aroma. Highly recommend. (Posted on 7/10/11)
Absolutely great! Review by David
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Wow, this beer surprised me!

Started 11/20/2010

Mashed at 152 for an hour, followed the additions, oxygenated with pure O2 for 1 min, and pitched a healthy starter of Pacman (my only deviation from the kit). Fermented @ 65° to a FG of 1.028 in 4 days! Let it sit for another week, cold crashed for another week, kegged and force carb'd for another week, bottled and began drinking. For only being 3-1/2 weeks old, holy cow, what an incredible beer. Very pronounced chocolate aroma, wonderful roasted flavors that mingle with the bitterness just right. Hands down the best kit I've got from NB. I'd go as far as to say that no aging is necessary with this beer, I can't imagine it getting any better! I'm probably going to finish it off the rest of it on Xmas day.

Follow the directions, oxygenate, and pitch a big ol' starter and you'll have yourself a great beer. Next time around, I'll try out the lager yeast and see where it goes, but the Pacman yeast did a perfect job! (Posted on 12/22/10)

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