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The Mutt's Nuts Brown Porter Extract Kit

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A shaggy companion, this is a man's-best-friend of a porter. A coat of beautiful deep mahogany is filled with gruff notes of chocolate, caramel and distinctly British Maris Otter base malt. Its persistently fluffy head lolls into a smooth, creamy body. Tame enough for a few rounds of fetch, this laid-back sipper is surprisingly complex for such a low-gravity beer. It’s not the bee’s knees, it’s not even the cat’s meow, it’s better than that—it’s the Mutt’s Nuts.

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A shaggy companion, this is a man's-best-friend of a porter. A coat of beautiful deep mahogany is filled with gruff notes of chocolate, caramel and distinctly British Maris Otter base malt. Its persistently fluffy head lolls into a smooth, creamy body. Tame enough for a few rounds of fetch, this laid-back sipper is surprisingly complex for such a low-gravity beer. It’s not the bee’s knees, it’s not even the cat’s meow, it’s better than that—it’s the Mutt’s Nuts.

Aroma
Bready, toasty malt aroma with a hint of roastiness. Low hop aroma and medium-low esters. No diacetyl.
Appearance
Deep brown color with ruby and mahogany highlights, brilliant clarity. Firm tan head with fair stability and retention.
Flavor
Bready malt base with hints of caramel, chocolate, and low roastiness. Moderate fruity esters. Predominantly malt forward with restrained bitterness and low hop flavor. Fairly dry. No diacetyl. Smooth aftertaste of chocolate and faint roast.
Mouthfeel
Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Slight creaminess. No alcohol warmth or astringency.
Overall Impression
Easy drinking dark English ale, complex flavors for such a low gravity beer.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick here for The Mutt's Nuts Brown Porter Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBritish
Original Gravity1043
Total Time to Make6 weeks
Reviews
4.9 / 5.0
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Excellent porter
I am a fan or stouts and porters - usually keep one on one of my 3 taps. I made a yeast starter 2 days before brewing (16 oz water & 1/2 cup DME). Followed instructions that came with the kit. OG: 1.050. Twelve days in primary, 17 days in secondary. FG: 1.014. Kegged and ready in 7 days - even warm & uncarbonated this brew was good. Taste of chocolate, coffee, toffee and raisin - very pleasant, complex flavor. Not sweet, but not very dry, either. Slight head that disappears in a minute or so. Slightly cloudy, unfiltered look. Would definitely brew again and recommend to lovers of porters and stouts.
January 14, 2016
Darned Fine Porter!
Even better than that! Go ahead...chuckle at the name, but take this porter seriously. Nice balance, smooth taste, just a grand beer in general. Pals who hate dark beers and porters absolutely swooned to this beer's song. Brew it -- you know you want to...and you won't regret it, either!
November 8, 2015
Great Brew!
If you are looking for a porter that's just right,here it is. Not too sweet not too bitter,tastes great. Best of all it doesn't take very long to make.I recommend it for sure.
June 18, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Everything I hoped it would be and even impressed a very picky dark beer drinker. I added some cocoa to my second batch.
Damn Good! Shared it with my sisters husband and the next thing you know he is asking me to brew him a batch.
Keep it flowing. It's hard to rotate the stock when you can't keep it stocked!
Keep it flowing. It's hard to rotate the stock when you can't keep it stocked!
July 13, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
George
Excellent beer, will brew again.
August 1, 2016
A Delicious True-to-Style Porter
The Mutt's Nuts is now my go-to porter. Unlike some many porters that craft brewers are producing with ABVs of 6% and higher, this porter is very sessionable. Like the porters of old, you can have a few and still keep your wits. And that's a good thing too, since there's plenty of nuance to the many flavores you'll encounter on your second or third. I followed the instructions to the letter, racking to the secondary at two weeks, then kegging at 4 weeks. This porter was still just a little bit green at six weeks, hit its peak at eight weeks, but was still quite enjoyable at 3 months. I've found that higher gravity porters get out of balance much sooner after the 8th week, so that was a pleasant surprise. I'll be taking this mutt for walkies several times per year!
September 5, 2016
Mutt's Nuts Brown Porter
I brewed this beer from an extract kit on Oct 19th. I kegged it on 11/25 and just had my first beer. It's the nuts.... Highly recommend!
November 29, 2015
Awesome
Very good beer. Excellent turn out and flavor. Followed instructions. Bottled and waited. Didn't last long after first taste. Very popular in my house.
July 7, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Mutts Nuts
great kit as always , still bottle conditioning , cracked one after 4 days carbonation is already building , it's going to be a tasty brew
October 15, 2015
Best batch so far
Mutt's Nuts is by far the best I've maid yet. Took some up north this past week to share with my son and sons-in-law and they went "nuts" over it. Told my brother-in-law about it and he is going to try it.
August 4, 2016
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DO I absolutely need the Fast Pitch Yeast Starter for this?
A shopper on Nov 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi there,
You don't need it, but we do recommend doing a starter or pitching two dry yeasts with higher gravity beers. Cheers!
How "brown" is this supposed to be? Mine came out looking more like an amber than a porter? Looks nothing like the picture....wondering where this went wrong. Followed instructions, fermented at 70 degrees for a week.
Brian Q on Dec 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In my experience, this porter is a bit on the lighter side, though I have never had it come out amber.
That being said, color shouldn't change much after brew day since the color should come from the grains. Adding too much water, not steeping the grains long enough, and pouring the beer into a narrow glass could all make the beer appear lighter. It is also possible NB sent you an incorrect grain bag.
Second time I brewed this and it's really bitter. I had this kit for 3 month with yeast in fridge (liquid). So my question is what could cause it to come out so bitter of aftertaste? I always sanitize. Brew day is by the letter. I taste after boil and was fine. I'm fairly new with 5 extract brew to date. I left in primary 1 week longer. Can someone tell me possible cause? I know it's not product.
matt p. on Jul 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: When I first started brewing, I was afraid of over boiling. That's can not happen(and I am not talking about a boil over during a hard break).

After a couple of batches, I discovered my methods and procedures with my equipment, I needed a bit less time on the hops. For instance, instead of 45 mins left in boil, I would change to 40 or 35 mins left for a particular hop addition resulting in a much better tasting brew.

But I suspect the first reason of not boiling hard enough with an uncovered boil kettle to be what will give you the unpleasant bitterness after a while.

The Mutt's Nuts Brown Porter is a very good brew, IMHO.
Looks great, is there a partial mash, BIAB, or all grain kit available?
P A on Oct 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I purchase an all grain kit, just brewed on 10/19. Looking forward to tasting in the future
Can you do a full boil with this kit? Would I need to adjust hops? If full boil, top off after steeping grain or before? Sorry, all grain brewer or extract, thought this was full extract when I purchased.
B R on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can do a full boil with this kit.

This is a full extract kit with adjunct grains added for character?.

Follow the instructions that came with the kit.

With a full boil, start with 6.25 to 6.5 gallons of water.

I lose almost 1.5 gallons during the 60 minute boil. Even during a partial boil, I experience the same amount of liquid loss.

Steep the grains for 20 minutes or until the temperature reaches 160 to 170 degrees.

Bring the kettle to a boil, turn off the fire, and add the extract, stirring until fully dissolved.

Bring the kettle to a boil, add the 60 minute hops as directed in the kit.

I use a hoping bag to keep the kettle sludge to a minimum.

Follow the kit hoping instructions during the boiling cycle.

At the end of the boil, you should have nearly 5 gallons of wort.

If necessary top of the fermenting carboy to 5 gallons.

Hope this helps,

John
I brewed the kit but have decided to strait keg or nitro this batch. Has anyone put this one on nitro? How was it
M I on Mar 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I haven't yet got into kegs or nitro. All I can tell u is this kit is the best I have ever done so far. Very good.
Anyone else get a higher OG than the 1.043 on the box? I got 1.052 with a 10 gallon extract batch. Now have to wait 48hrs to pitch a second starter as it calls for more yeast.
G I on Nov 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry didn't test ,broken hydrometer, but it sure was good !
Hi,
I'm looking into purchasing this kit for my friend for Christmas, but I don't know a thing about Home Brewing. The reviews make me think this is a good choice, but what do I choose for the yeast and priming options? If he has been home brewing for a while now, do I need to include those?

Help! As you can see, I know absolutely nothing....

Thanks.
K Y on Dec 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Dry yeast is usually fine and he will only need priming sugar if he bottles his beer. If he kegs it he will not need it.
Directions say to use supplied mesh bags, but kit inventory does not list them. Do the bags come with the kit or not?
L O on Sep 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry

that could be more clear. Extract kits with specialty grains always come with the grain bag

though it is not indicated in the instructions. Some kits do not have specialty grains so do not have a bag. Other kits that are similar but are called partial mash or BIAB kits do not come with a steeping bag

and they require a larger bag that the brewer provides call nylon steeping bags

instead of muslin.

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