Marchfest Porter

Brewed at MarchFest 2019 along with Karl Summerfield. The recipe was a slightly modified version of ‘Nick Danger Porter’ by Denny Conn (celebrity home-brewer and brewing author who was one of the speakers at NZHC 2018).

One new technique I tried out here was ‘No Chill’. Since we were just after experiencing a drought and were under water restrictions I though it would be appropriate to help conserve water and give No Chill a go. Not only does it save water but it saves on time and clean up so if this beer works out ok, I think No Chill might become a regular part of my brewing process.

Style Information

Name: Robust Porter
Recipe Type: All Grain

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Pale Ale Malt 5.3 kg
Munich I 0.83 kg
Roasted Wheat 0.66 kg
Crystal 40 0.6 kg
Crystal 80 0.21 kg
Gladfield Shepherds Delight 0.1 kg
Roasted Barley 0.07 kg


Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Columbus 0.02 kg 13.5% 0.27 60
Columbus 0.03 kg 13.5% 0.405 30
Cascade 0.035 kg 7.8% 0.273 10


Name Amount Notes
Safale US-05

Mash Steps

Name Step Type Step Time Temperature
Saccharification Rest Infusion 45 67 C


Amount: 33.6 liters
Water Description:
Time: 30 minutes
Target Batch Size: 32 liters


Estimated OG: 1.057
Estimated FG: 1.014
Estimated ABV: 5.64%
Actual OG: 1.055
Actual FG: 1.011
Actual ABV: 5.77%

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