Robin
Well after the success of my first couple of attempts at Clibit's Pale Ale. I decided to have a complete change and do one of his other 10L recipes - London Porter. I thought if I get this one on now it'll be nice to have at Xmas time.

I recently fixed myself up with a fermenting fridge with an inkbird.

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The pan I got from Amazon seems to do a really good job in retaining the heat wrapped up in towels in a cardboard box with the lid on it only loses a couple of degrees in an hour.

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I'm pretty lucky. We've got a second kitchen which is used as a utility but it's got a gas cooker, sink and had room for my fermenting fridge. So it keeps me out of the way of her indoors.

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So hopefully this will have enough time to mature in the bottles for Xmas. 

Couple of questions if you don't mind guys. Will this benefit from crash cooling ? And when I come to bottle it do I add a similar amount of sugar for carbonation as I would do with a lighter beer ?

Thanks
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Clibit
Robin wrote:

Couple of questions if you don't mind guys. Will this benefit from crash cooling ? And when I come to bottle it do I add a similar amount of sugar for carbonation as I would do with a lighter beer ?

Thanks


Great set up there Robin. That porter is really nice. 

Cold crashing helps to get all the sediment out of suspension, so always beneficial. Less sediment in the bottles. But not essential.

Carbonation is a personal preference thing. I don't go for high carbonation in most beer styles, I'd use about 4g brewing sugar per litre myself. 
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Robin
Thanks Clibit. Well I've got the fridge so might as well use it. I'll take your advice on the 4g especially with a Porter.
Up until recently I was pretty much sticking to Pale Ales, IPA etc but I've started to quite enjoy some of the Porters and Stouts and am a bit of a fan of Rudgate ruby mild. So I'm getting into the darker beers just in time for winter.
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Robin wrote:
Thanks Clibit. Well I've got the fridge so might as well use it. I'll take your advice on the 4g especially with a Porter. Up until recently I was pretty much sticking to Pale Ales, IPA etc but I've started to quite enjoy some of the Porters and Stouts and am a bit of a fan of Rudgate ruby mild. So I'm getting into the darker beers just in time for winter.


That's a very nice porter, one I feel comfortable recommending. I like the pales and IPAs, and I like dark beers. I mostly brew these, but I like to do browns/ambers/reds with American hops occasionally too. Can be great.
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Robin
Clibit wrote:


That's a very nice porter, one I feel comfortable recommending. I like the pales and IPAs, and I like dark beers. I mostly brew these, but I like to do browns/ambers/reds with American hops occasionally too. Can be great.


Well I thought I might have a bit of fun with this at Xmas. I've bought a few bottles of the Fullers London Porter and i'll see if my pals can tell the difference when they come around to my place. I've tried a couple of the Fullers and I have to say if it's anything close to that I'll be very pleased indeed.
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Robin wrote:


Well I thought I might have a bit of fun with this at Xmas. I've bought a few bottles of the Fullers London Porter and i'll see if my pals can tell the difference when they come around to my place. I've tried a couple of the Fullers and I have to say if it's anything close to that I'll be very pleased indeed.


Which of the London Porter recipes are you doing? Fullers clone or That London Porter?
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Robin
Clibit wrote:


Which of the London Porter recipes are you doing? Fullers clone or That London Porter?


This one.

https://www.homebrewinguk.com/post/that-london-porter-8136520?pid=1292496782
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Robin wrote:


This one.

https://www.homebrewinguk.com/post/that-london-porter-8136520?pid=1292496782

Ok, good. I made some changes to the Fullers recipe for that one, and it worked really well.
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Robin
Clibit wrote:
Ok, good. I made some changes to the Fullers recipe for that one, and it worked really well.


Really looking forward to this one. Thanks for putting these 10L recipies online for us Clibit. I've found them to be a really good way to get started. At the moment I'm pretty happy with 10L at a time.
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Robin wrote:


Really looking forward to this one. Thanks for putting these 10L recipies online for us Clibit. I've found them to be a really good way to get started. At the moment I'm pretty happy with 10L at a time.


I'm glad you find them a reliable resource. I'm not sure I always do. [smile] I do just stick up the ones that go well obviously.

I think 10 litres is good. 20-30 bottles, enough to get stuck in but not too many to bottle, or consume if they disappoint! Nice and easy to make and handle. 

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