Brewday 14: Plum Porter

Brewed on 13/09/2013

Clearly I had forgotten the hassles of my last double brewday back in April when I decided to brew both a Plum Porter, and a Chocolate Vanilla Stout in the same session! Both of these beers are cloning attempts of extremely good beers made by the Titanic Brewery, Stoke on Trent. The Plum Porter, as it’s name suggest is a Porter secondary fermented with Plums to give it an amazingly unique taste.

The recipes:

Plum Porter:

  • 3kg Maris Otter Malt
  • 0.50kg Munich Malt
  • 0.20kg Chocolate Malt
  • 0.5kg Cara-Pils
  • 1.6kg Golden Promise Pale Malt
  • 0.15kg Carafa 1 Malt
  • 25g Northern Brewer Hops @ 90 mins
  • 25g East Kent Golding @ 15 mins
  • 1g Irish Moss @ 15 minutes
  • 1 Safale S-04 yeast
  • 4kg Ripe Victoria Plums

Plum Porter Grain Shot


Mashing under way


Not what I was hoping to see floating in the mash!


Boil in progress (thank God!)

Other than the Mash Tun filter coming off part way through the mash this brew went relatively smoothly! What else could have gone wrong after all?!

Target OG 1.054 and I hit 1.056 so the target ABV will be somewhere around 5.6%. Now comes 14 days primary fermentation, then the porter will be racked on to 4kg of Plums for a 1 month secondary fermentation. The Plums will be frozen and then thawed before hand to help extract the juices. If this turns out anything like the Titanic version I will be a very happy brewer!