Porter Home Brewing Beer Kit

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  • Price: $36.99
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Porter was reputedly first brewed in London in 1722, perhaps in response to the then-popular pub practice of mixing the beers of two or three different casks in one glass. A London brewer developed a beer said to be like the blended pints, and porter was born. Today, porter is loosely thought of as a more mild form of stout, with a lower alcohol level and less intense flavor. Our Porter features a very smooth dark malt base balanced with selected English hops. Alcohol: 3.8%, IBU's 31.

Includes 6 lbs. of our blended malt extract, English hops, 125 ml of liquid ale yeast, and corn sugar for carbonation. Makes 5 gallons with a starting gravity of at least 1.039. Ease of Brewing: Beginner

Click to download the instructions in pdf format.

This shows our Porter Kit served at 60 degrees F. after 5 weeks in the bottle.

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Average rating 9.27027027027027 out of 10 ( based on 37 reviews )

Excellent beginner kit

Review by Big Brew Mike on 9/16/2005

Pros: This ale has a simple, yet bold taste with a crisp finish. Not too complex. Excellent for the novice/new brewer.

My first batch

Review by Kirk P. on 12/26/2005

Pros: My first attempt at home brewing. I was very pleased. Good solid flavor.

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Review by levis550 on 1/7/2006

Pros: It was easy to use and tasted really good even after 2 months in the bottle.

Perfect daily drinker mild beer

Review by Matthew P. on 3/3/2006

Pros: This has got to be my top pick for beer kits. It is perfect. It is light hopped (good!) and has just a hint of malt flavor. It clears up really well and looks like a professionally made beer. the flavor is perfect. It is light enough to drink often, but still has a rich flavor. **If you don't know which kit to get, get this one.** This kit kegs very well.

Cons: None.

Good medium-body dark beer

Review by Robert R. on 9/15/2006

Pros: I have made 4 batches of this porter over the past 3 years, and each one has turned out to be very pleasant and drinkable. Not a stout, of course, but just a couple notches off that in body and flavor. The last couple of batches I fortified with coffee, to make a "coffee porter", which has a faint coffee flavor, and has been very popular with anyone who likes coffee (or the smell of coffee). Also won a blue ribbon at a local farm show homebrew competition...

Cons: None...a high quality product as usual.

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Dec 04, 2020 by Angela

Q: Do I need special equipment?

A: You will need a fermenter, hydrometer, and bottling or kegging equipment at the minimum. A good reference as to what is needed is Home Beermaking, by Bill Moore. This is our item B10.


Nov 17, 2017 by Mary

Q: Do you need to refrigerate the kit until you are ready to begin the process?

A: Yes, the liquid yeast in the kit should be refrigerated once you receive it, if you do not plan to brew for a couple weeks,


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