Dry Dock Urca Vanilla Porter Pro Series All Grain Beer Recipe Kit
A multiple gold medal winner at the Colorado State Fair, this decadent vanilla porter is sure to raise eyebrows. Most vanilla beer recipes use one or two vanilla beans; this one uses five and has the base recipe to back them up. A rich, smooth porter with hints of rum and molasses behind a coffee-like roasted character, then infused with fragrant vanilla. The beans used in this kit are a blend of Madagascar and Tahitian, and provide a deep, sweet flavor. The final pint emanates a heady vanilla perfume and makes for both a wonderful after-dinner drink or the ultimate ice cream float.
Dry Dock Brewing Company of Aurora CO is one of the hottest up and coming breweries in the US. In the 6 years that it has been open, it has racked up more than a dozen World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival medals, including Small Brewing Company of the Year. But to try one of their amazing brews, you have to live in the tiny section of Colorado they cater to. Good thing for the rest of us Dry Dock has worked closely with Northern Brewer to develop these Pro-Series beer kits. We've sourced the same ingredients and kept all the recipe particulars the same, just scaled down to your home-brewery. Enjoy!
Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||Spice or Fruit Beer,Stout/Porter|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
I made this kit about 2 months ago. It came out OK. Its is a good bodied stout with a good flavor and head. However, I don't really get any vanilla flavor. The directions say to chop up the beans ~1 week before bottling and toss them in the secondary. I did 2 weeks and got essentially no vanilla flavor. Next time, if i make this again, I will make an extract using the beans and bourbon to get better flavor.