Ponderosa Porter Ale - 5-Gallon Kit
Our Ponderosa Porter is a brown porter. The Porter beer style was developed in London in the early 18th century. Three versions of the style are recognized today with the Brown having the lighter flavor profile. This beer has a deep brown to almost black color, but with medium body and moderate to low hop bitterness and flavor.
I'm not sure how 5-Gallons became the standard batch size for homebrewers, but it's been that way for as long as I can remember, and since before home beer brewing was even legal. To brew this kit, you'll need a 5-Gallon or larger brew pot as well as at least a 6.5-Gallon fermenter, airlock, siphoning and bottling or kegging equipment. 5-Gallons fills about 53 12-ounce bottles. A good kitchen scale for measuring hops would help too.
The Dry Malt Difference
Our kits are made exclusively with Dry Malt Extract. Dry malt is more expensive, but I think it makes better extract beers. Unlike liquid malt extract, dry malt doesn't darken or pick up off flavors with high storage temperatures and age.
Kit includes: dry malt extract blend, specialty grains, hops, yeast, muslin grain bag, priming sugar, bottle caps and step-by-step instructions.
Color: Dark Brown
Hop Aroma and Flavor: Low
Alcohol Content: 5.3 % A.B.V.
Original Gravity: 1.052