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This original recipe brewed by White House staff is both a callback to the favored beverage of our Founding Fathers as well as an opportunity to come together in an election year and share pints across the aisle. More than just simply black and roasty, this porter builds consensus with generous applications of sweet caramel and toasty Munich malts, while moderate bitterness and a pound of honey lets us all find common ground. In a year of divisive politics, we think it’s especially important to remember what we have in common: homebrewing!
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click here for Northern Brewer White House Honey Porter Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1054 Total Time to Make 4 weeks
- 4.6 / 5.065 ReviewsCompares to New Belgiun's Baltic AnomolyI added an extra 1.25lbs of honey at the beginning of the boil which brought the OG up to 1.060. I did 2 weeks in primary, 3 weeks in secondary. Going into secondary it was at the expected FG of 1.010 and had a grain 'bite' to it. I think I might have gotten the steeping grains a bit too hot. The grain bite had smoothed out at bottling and I would say it does compare to New Belgium's Balitic Anomoly but maybe a bit sweeter and less alcohol of course. I expect it will need 3 weeks in bottle to be adequately carbonated, barely anything after 1 week in the bottle.October 30, 2017Purchased
7 months agoThe product from the Extract Kit was too bitterI made this recipe from ingredients gathered in my area, including the flavoring grains and honey and was quite pleased with the flavor. I bought the kit from NB to save time, but this batch is much more bitter and has less flavor. I am guessing the difference is in the source of the malt stock, or extracts.October 15, 2017Purchased
10 months agoAdded a hint of vanillaI brewed this beer in early fall from a one gallon kit, and decided to add some vanilla to it. I soaked the vanilla bean in dark rum and added it to the secondary. I included this in my beer tasting at our family Christmas gathering and it was a huge success. My son-in-law, who never drinks a dark beer, tried it and raved over it. This will only get better as it ages. This will be on my list for a full batch for kegging this year.January 3, 2017Superb! Toasted, not dark orSuperb! Toasted, not dark or heavy; slightly sweet; noticeable, subtle hops. Sweetness seemed less as it ages.August 10, 2016Intro brewUsing this kit to introduce two buddies to home brewing.June 5, 2016My First HomebrewThis was my first home brew ever. It came out decent and it was very tasty. I am pleased with it. I added some extra Honey Malt to give it that honey taste and I also added more honey in my brew that made it a little stronger in alc % content. But that was just for my personal preference. I will definitely brew this again.March 21, 2016Easy brew, great tasteGood body, pleasing smoky aromas enveloped in the husky honey base with a frothy porter head. Brewed in four weeks. 2 weeks in primary fermenter, 2 weeks in the bottle.February 6, 2016Great product. Everyone loves it!Great product. Everyone loves it!November 4, 2015October 9, 2015Very quick brewI was very pleased, went from brew day to drinking in 2 weeks. Kegged on the 12th day and served 2 days later. I over carbed it a little while trying to rush things, but everyone loved it. I did add a extra pound of local honey and maybe should have let it ferment a little longer, but still very good. Can't wait to brew again and not rush it.June 18, 2015
- Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 6 answersThe recipe calls for 0.5 oz. of Hallertau hops, but the kit comes with 1 oz. of Hallertau. Should I add all 1 oz. to the brew?BEST ANSWER: Feel free to do this, as that late addition is mostly aroma and a slight bit of flavor, so it would be quite safe to go ahead and use the whole ounce. -Mike W, Northern BrewerI would like to beef up the body and color of this after having made one time, how would you recommend to do this?BEST ANSWER: That?s a great question - I would agree that would improve the beer. My initial reaction is to add an additional malt type - perhaps increasing the unfermentable sugars, but I would be interested in an answer from a more seasoned home brewer.What color should the final product be? Mine came out a dark gold. Tastes great. Very sweet but doesn't seem to match other reviews or the descriptionBEST ANSWER: My honey porter came out dark. Maybe you got a lighter extractWhat is a good final gravity for this beer if you simply follow the original recipe?BEST ANSWER: An FG of about 1012 - 1018 would be good for this one.