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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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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.  

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.
 

Please Note: In order to better serve our customers, we are now offering our extract recipe kits with either Liquid Malt Extract (LME) or Dried Malt Extract (DME). The majority of our DME kits were converted from the LME version, which is why you may notice slight variances in the extract names and quantities on your recipe sheet. You may also find that your Specific Gravity and ABV% are slightly higher if you choose DME. Whether LME or DME, add all extracts provided according to the recipe sheet. For further details, please reference the conversion chart below.

 
MoreBeer! Extract Recipe Kit Conversion Chart
 
Liquid Malt Extract Dry Malt Extract
4 lbs 3.5 lbs
5 lbs 4 lbs
6 lbs 5 lbs
7 lbs 6 lbs
8 lbs 6.5 lbs
9 lbs 7 lbs
Ultralight Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pale Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pilsner Malt Extract Pilsen Light DME

 

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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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
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
To make a coffee and vanilla Imperial Porter
Curt Faust on Jul 24, 2019
It sounds really good to me.
Larry D on Oct 22, 2018
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Hector Vargas
Ordered this kit weeks ago after my wife asked me about brewing a coffee porter. She usually prefers wine over beer, but found a "coffee porter" brew at Costco which she really loved. Kit finally arrived last week - demand must have been high! Can't wait to test the result and promise to report back!
March 15, 2018
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over 2 years ago