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Karbach Hell-Fighter Imperial Porter Clone HomeBrew Recipe

Imperial Porter HomeBrew
Imperial Porter HomeBrew
Imperial Porter HomeBrew


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Imperial Porter
Target ABV: 9%
Target IBUs: 85
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Posted August 13, 2013 by


All Grain Imperial Porter Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for an Imperial Porter, similar to Karbach Hell-Fighter Imperial Porter. Full-bodied dark ale with rich flavors of chocolate and roasty malts. Bold earthy and spicy hop flavors and high bitterness in the finish.



16 lbs Pale 2-row

2 lbs Munich

8 oz. Crystal 120

8 oz. Chocolate Malt

4 oz. Black Patent


2 oz. Magnum 14%a, 60 minutes

1 oz. Amarillo 8%a, 20 minutes

1 oz. East Kent Goldings 5%a, 15 minutes

1 oz. Hallertuer Mittelfruh 5%a, 10 minutes

1 oz. Saphir 4%a, at flameout



Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Ferment at 63-68 degrees.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for 6-8 weeks.

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