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Mr. Hector Vargus Imperial Coffee Porter - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Mr. Hector Vargus Imperial Coffee Porter - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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Description

Do you love huge dark beers, coffee, and a hint of spice?  Then we have the totally unique, amazing beer for you. This is a massive Imperial Porter that starts with 14lbs of malt extract, literally twice what is in a normal beer, and a laundry list of specialty malts. This recipe hails from the Project Extreme Brewing book. It was originally created by Dogfish Head coworkers where it won an internal small batch brewing competition on the basis of its amazing, unique flavors.  Big and black with caramel, wheat, black, and chocolate malts to give it a dark, roasty flavor.  You provide the Sanka instant coffee, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Named after the coffee drinking, pioneer science teach Mr. Hector Vargus from the 80's movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. This is one of those rare beers that can age gracefully for years.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.090-91
  • SRM (Color Range): 35
  • IBUs: 36
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 8.3%

Project Extreme
The Project Extreme Brewing book that was written by Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewing. MoreBeer! President Chris Graham helped edit the book and brewed with Sam. 

Special Instructions
This recipe requests optional ingredients that are not included with the kit.  An ounce of Sanka instant coffee, a 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and a 1/4 tsp of nutmeg should be added to the boil. You can also choose not to add these ingredients. 

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.
 
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.
 
 
ABV %8.3
IBU35.9
SRM35
Beer StyleSpecialty
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentHigh (7-9%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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Looking for a nice holiday porter that I can play around with
Matthew M on Nov 10, 2020
To make a coffee and vanilla Imperial Porter
Curt Faust on Jul 24, 2019
Looking for a nice holiday porter that I can play around with
Matthew M on Nov 10, 2020
Brewed this up last Christmas, with a few recipe mods, and it's a spectacularly rich and delicious treat! Creamy, dark, and potent.
Chad F on Nov 12, 2019
To make a coffee and vanilla Imperial Porter
Curt Faust on Jul 24, 2019
Sounds yummy!
Chad F on Oct 30, 2018
It sounds really good to me.
Larry D on Oct 22, 2018
I love coffee stouts and porters
Cool Brewing L on Aug 2, 2018
Brewed this up last Christmas, with a few recipe mods, and it's a spectacularly rich and delicious treat! Creamy, dark, and potent.
Chad F on Nov 12, 2019
Sounds yummy!
Chad F on Oct 30, 2018
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