So for Christmas this past year, I asked for a few other pieces of equipment (a false bottom just to name one) and asked for an all-grain porter kit. Well, I must say that this porter turned out beyond my wildest expectations. It tastes soooooooo good. As my lovely wife said, "Oh that's smooth!!!!" I concur. It is so smooth, it is difficult to have just one pour. I am trying to conserve it as much as I can until I can get the next one in the pot. So, next up is an American Amber Ale. Another easy drinking, simple style to attempt an all-grain brew. One thing I noticed right away with this porter is that it didn't have any of that "twang" that I've been so accustomed to with extract brews. That is enough for me to never look back! Now, I need to make some time to brew up my next batch.
Once I've mastered this type of home-brewing, I'll turn my sights on brewing lager. But that can wait.