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Dry Dock Urca Vanilla Porter Pro Series Partial Mash Beer Recipe Kit

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A multiple gold medal winner at the Colorado State Fair, this decadent vanilla porter is sure to raise eyebrows. A rich, smooth porter with hints of rum and molasses behind a coffee-like roasted character, then infused with fragrant vanilla. 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!

This is a partial mash beer kit - see our Partial Mash Walkthrough for details.

In addition to the equipment required for malt extract brewing (boiling kettle, primary fermenter, siphon, etc.), you will need the following to brew our partial mash kits:

  • thermometer with a range that includes 120°-170°F
  • mash kettle - a pot with a capacity of at least 4 gallons (the boiling kettle you already have can do double duty)
  • A second pot or kettle with a capacity of at least 2 gallons for heating sparge water
  • large strainer or a nylon mesh bag that can hold up to 5 pounds of wet grain (used to separate the grain from the mash liquid in Step #8)

Due to the high starting gravity of this kit, we recommend pitching multiple packs of yeast or preparing a yeast starter for best results.

Additional information

SKU

0730

Beer Color Dark
Original Gravity

1061

Total Time to Make 6 weeks
Regional Style USA
Alcohol Content Medium
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style Spice or Fruit Beer,Stout/Porter
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

Customer Reviews

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D
D.M.
Vanilla Porter

Turned out to be one of my best efforts
Full flavor and body

J
J.G.
Delicious!

Very easy to make tastes amazing

B
B.
Very Nice Vanilla Stout.

I’ve brewed with vanilla quite a few times, and my experience is it’s never enough. I used five Tahitian beans, racking on to two in secondary for two weeks, tasting, then adding two more soaked overnight in vodka. Still not enough, so I added the powder to the keg in my Keezer. That was enough, lol. Seriously, the Tahitian beans are not as good as Madagascar, they are sweeter, more floral, not what we associate with vanilla in America, but still good. I wanted to SMELL the vanilla in the foam, taste it in the first sip, and have it linger. This will do that, without hiding the beer. Vanilla fades fast, and is already less pronounced after a week. Stouts and porters tend to mellow and soften considerably with a few weeks cold conditioning. Hard to drink just one.

The recipe itself is good, not as easy drinking as I anticipated, more a stout than a Porter, nice bittering, awesome winter by the fire beer. Also makes a fricking killer beer float.

I’d brew it again.

M
M.Z.
Excellent beer!

Excellent beer, bumped the alc. up a % or two, otherwise didn't do anything special. Only used 3 of 5 ounces of priming sugar {old style packaging) for bottling and turned out perfect as did the stout and bourbon porter.

P
P.L.
Love the beer but check your vanilla beans

Third time I've ordered this kit, love it and so does everyone else. We killed the whole five gallons at Thanksgiving last time. BUT, this time my beans came completely molded in the sealed pack. Didn't know till I opened them to drop in secondary. Sourcing beans near me was impossible so I had to go the extract route on short notice. Will definitely order again as this was my first issue ever, but will check on the beans when the order arrives.

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