Black Beer'd Porter-Archived

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Ahoy, me hearties! Put down that rotten grog and feast your lips on this dark concoction! This robust porter pays homage to one of the most notorious pirates in history, Edward Teach, aka “Blackbeard." Just like the pirate, this porter is robust and complex. With hints of chocolate and notes of caramel and toffee, this malty brew will satisfy the most discerning swashbucklers and landlubbers alike. So drink up, mateys, and enjoy the best porter on the 7 seas!

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What You Get

1 Can of American Porter Brewing Extract (HME)

1 Packet of Dry Brewing Yeast (Under the Lid of the Brewing Extract)

2 Packets of BrewMax LME Smooth

1 Packet of Chocolate Malt

1 Packet of Black Malt

1 Packet of Munich Malt

1 Packet of Crystal 40 Malt

1 Packet of Goldings Pellet Hops

2 Hop Sacks

1 Packet of Safale US-05 Yeast

1 Packet of No-Rinse Cleanser

For Fans Of

Smuttynose Robust Porter

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Brew Specs

Flavor: Malty

Original Gravity: 1.055

Final Gravity: 1.014

ABV: 5.3%

SRM: (Color): 29

IBU: (Bitterness): 33

STEP 1: Sanitizing

Cleaning is one of the most important steps in brewing. It kills microscopic bacteria, wild yeast and molds that may cause off-flavors in your beer. Make certain to clean all equipment that comes in contact with your beer by following the directions below:

1. Fill clean keg with warm water to line mark 1 on the back, then add ½ pack (about 1 tablespoon) of No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, the solution is ready to use. Save the remaining ½ of No-Rinse Cleanser because you will need it for bottling.

2.Screw on lid and swirl the keg so that the cleaning solution makes contact with the entire interior of the keg, including the underside of the lid. Note that the ventilation notches under the lid may leak solution. Allow to sit for at least 2 minutes and swirl again.

3.To clean the spigot, open it fully and allow liquid to flow for 5 seconds and then close.

4.Pour the rest of the solution from the keg into a large bowl. Place your spoon/whisk, can opener and measuring cup into the bowl to keep them cleaned throughout the brewing process. Leave them immersed for at least 2 minutes in cleaning solution prior to using.

5.After all surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, do not rinse or dry the keg or utensils. Return lid to top of keg, proceed immediately to brewing.


Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.

1. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract (you won’t be using this), then place the unopened can and BrewMax LMEs in hot tap water.

2. Add the grains to a Muslin Hop Sacks tying it closed.

3. Using a measuring cup, pour 6 cups of water into your clean 4-quart or larger pot (Use just enough water to cover the grains). Bring your pot of water up to above 155 degrees F.

4. Add the grain sack to the hot water and steep for 30 minutes between 155-165 degrees.

5. Carefully lift the grain sack out of the pot, and place into a strainer/colander. Rinse the sack over the pot with 1 cup of hot water each. Let drain. Do NOT squeeze the grain bag. Discard grain bag.

6. Place the pellet hops into the 2nd hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material.

7. Bring the grain water to a low rolling boil, add in hop sack, let boil for 5 minutes, then remove from heat.

8. Open the can of Brewing Extract and LMEs and pour the contents into the hot mixture in your pot. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.

9. Fill your fermenter with cold tap water to the mark 1 on the back. If using any other fermenter this would be approximately 1 gallon of water.

10. Pour the wort, including the hop sacks, into your fermenter, and then bring the volume of the fermenter to mark 2 by adding more cold water. Leave the hop sacks in the wort for the duration of fermentation. (If you have a different fermenter top it off with cold water to the 8.5-liter mark).

11. Stir your wort mixture vigorously with your sanitized spoon or whisk.

12. Sprinkle the US-05 yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.

13. Put your fermenter in a location with a consistent temperature between 70° and 76° F (20°-25° C), and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 14 days.

STEP 3: Bottling & Carbonating

After 14 days, taste a small sample to determine if the beer is fully fermented and ready to bottle. If it tastes like flat beer, it is ready. If it’s sweet, then it’s not ready. Let it ferment for 3 more days (17 total). At this point it is time to bottle. Do not let it sit in the fermenter for longer than 21 days total.

1.When your beer is ready to bottle, fill a 1-gallon container with warm water, then add the remaining ½ pack of the No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, it is ready to use.

2.Distribute the cleaning solution equally among the bottles. Screw on caps (or cover with metal cap if using glass bottles) and shake bottles vigorously. Allow to sit 10 minutes, then shake the bottles again. Remove caps and empty all cleaning solution into a large bowl. Use this solution to clean any other equipment you may be using for bottling. Do not rinse.

3.Add 2 Carbonation Drops to each 740-mL bottle. For 1-liter bottles, add 2 ½ drops; for ½-liter bottles add 1 drop. Alternatively, you can add table sugar using this table as a guide

4.Holding the bottle at an angle, fill each bottle to about 2 inches from the bottle’s top.

5.Place caps on bottles, hand tighten, and gently turn the bottle over to check the bottle’s seal. It is not necessary to shake them.

6.Store the bottles upright and out of direct sunlight in a location with a consistent temperature between 70°-76°F or 21°-24°C. Allow to sit for a minimum of 14 days. If the temperature is cooler than suggested it may take an additional week to reach full carbonation. 

Tip from our Brewmasters

After the primary carbonation has taken place your beer is ready to drink. We recommend putting 1 bottle in the refrigerator at first for 48 hrs. After 48hrs. give it a try and if it is up to your liking put the rest of your beer in the fridge. If it does not taste quite right, leave the bottles out at room temp for another week or so. Keep following this method until your brew tastes just how you like it. 

This process is called conditioning and during this time the yeast left in your beer can help clean up any off flavors. Almost everything gets a little better with time and so will your beer.

Rated 3 out of 5 by Starfeel from Confusing Instructions Just brewed this recipe for the first time and ran into a minor snag. Instructions state "Add only 2 oz. of each packet of grains (half of each packet) to one of the Muslin Sacks". The "4 oz" grain bags only have 3 oz of grain in each one. So; do you "add only 2 oz" or "half of each packet" (1.5 oz)? I added half of each packet. Probably made wrong choice and ruined a 4 month brew. Will let you know how it turns out.
Date published: 2018-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by StauHausBrew from A Flagship Mr. Beer Porter! Sporting dark, malty goodness, frothy tan head, and a healthy portion of steeping grains, this is a recipe that must be brewed to be believed!
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Starfeel007 from Fantastic Just opened a 2 years old bottle of BBP. (That's right, 2 years) WOW, FANTASTIC!!! Best Porter I have ever had, much less made myself. If you are into Porters and/or Stouts, Gotta make this one, let it age, and then let it age some more. It is worth it, trust me. Black Beard got something right.
Date published: 2019-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marv from Full flavor, tasty,not hoppy! Great brewing experience Execellent combination of brewing flavors combined in a rich full flavored finished brew! Keep consistency of flavors by using distilled water!
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brianshead from In process!!! I have to comment on thew aroma of this beer during process.. It was amazing... I cannot wait to try this brew in approx. 10 weeks from now... Oh and i added 2 oz. of Cascara to the mix to see what happens! Most likely subtle, ( if any) flavor but I think it should still lend a little something... Gotta make it your own right?
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mess from Tons of flavor Great flavor but a little low on the ABV scale. Also if you don't have a thermometer it's hard to judge the mash temp. Basically stuck one finger in the pot and another in a cup of coffee to get around 165°. Shut up. I'm poor.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by mikwcas from very tasty! First time with a mash and it went well. Just followed the times and temps and (minus one lme pack) i finished the wort with no problems. Two months later and I must say this is one tasty beer and I'd put the abv at least at 6. Totally recommend.
Date published: 2019-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ronaldo from My favorite so far! One of the best I've had so far. I accidentally added hallertau hops to it as well but it came out really good. I drank most of it before the conditioning was done :)
Date published: 2018-10-25
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