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Sam Smith's Taddy Porter extract recipe

I found a few recipes online yesterday - some were all grain and a few were extracts and i found and extract kit - though not sure how recent the availability is. A few of the recipes seem a bit weird from the listed ingredients and few seem plausible. without having tried any of them yet - does anyone have any recipes that are tried and true Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter? To me, this is the ultimate in porters.

So what seems weird?

the disparity between the various recipes.

This is supposed to be the one from “Brewing Classic Styles”. Never tried it. ... own-porter

Below is a porter I’ve brewed a few times that seems to be pretty popular with my porter drinking friends. I think it’s kind of bland which is also what I think of Taddy…so maybe give it a shot. It got a 29 in competition. Feedback was it needed more roastiness so I’ll likely increase the black patent.

Next time around I’ll sub the 1272 yeast for 1469 or 1968 to try and get more English character from the yeast and probably go with EKGs or Fuggles rather than the NBs. I’ve also thought of adding some molasses and/or brown malt.

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout -
Recipe: Hey Porter
Brewer: Danny Clarke
Asst Brewer:
Style: Robust Porter
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications

Boil Size: 6.87 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.67 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.25 gal
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.057 SG
Estimated Color: 27.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 39.4 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 83.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Amt Name Type # %/IBU
7 lbs 8.0 oz Rahr 2 Row (2.1 SRM) Grain 1 77.3 %
1 lbs 8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 2 15.5 %
7.2 oz Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 3 4.6 %
4.0 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 4 2.6 %
0.50 oz Northern Brewer [9.90 %] - First Wort 90 Hop 5 21.1 IBUs
0.53 oz Northern Brewer [9.90 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 6 14.6 IBUs
0.26 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 7 -
0.51 oz Northern Brewer [9.90 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 8 3.6 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) [124 Yeast 9 -

Mash Schedule: BIAB - Danny’s
Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs 11.2 oz

Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash Step Add 20.00 qt of water at 164.6 F 154.0 F 60 min
Sparge Add 10.32 qt of water at 199.2 F 168.0 F 10 min

Sparge: If steeping, remove grains, and prepare to boil wort

10/22 kegged it, clear and dark, smelled good, tasted good!
11/16- it’s fine but a very bland porter. Needs to be beefed up a bit.

Thanks for the recipes - but not an all grain brewer sorry to say. The vineyard keeps me hopping and winemaking.

If you like the recipe just sub extract for the 2 row and steep the other grains, maybe adjust the hops and you’re in business.

I was thinking about that alternative. Thanks again!

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