Sparhawk Porter - 5 Gallon (Extract) Ingredient Kit

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This is a take on a recipe from the American Homebrewers Association.  Named for a surly character in one of our favorite book series, the Sparhawk Porter is a classic Baltic Porter with room for creativity with additions in secondary.  In our latest batch we chose to add in some cacao nibs and oak chips, sanitized in 10 oz of bourbon for a couple days.

The kit includes:

  • Liquid malt extract (Porter and Munich)
  • Steeping grains (Black Patent)
  • Grain steeping bag
  • All hops (Tettnanger & Northern Brewer)
  • Yeast (Safale US-05)
  • Whirlfloc tablet
  • Priming sugar (Dextrose)

Recipe information:

  • Yield: 5 gallons
  • Original Gravity: 1.06
  • Final Gravity: 1.016
  • ABV: 5.8%
  • IBU: 38
  • SRM: 50


Here is the link to the recipe on the AHA site, and the description from the AHA site:

The following beer recipe is featured in the November/December 2013 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Access this issue along with the archives with Zymurgy Online!

Treat yourself to this gloriously bittersweet black porter, and your heart will "soar like a hawk" at first taste. Served cold, the bitterness is enhanced; served at temperatures above 50°F (10°C), its sweet character will take the forefront. Its distinctly bitter bite does not linger long enough to be bracing. Its sweetness is like an impatient songbird, hidden in the darkness of midnight. As Sparrow Hawk lingers it becomes more enjoyable.

This recipe was originally featured in the Charlie Papazian's column "World of Worts" in the November/December 2013 issue of Zymurgy.