I made a Porter recently with really high hopes (6 gallons) which turned out really bland (need to toss).
I have a rule, if I don't like it, it's not being served.
Not sure if it was the recipe or my mash profile. I always follow same sanitation rules.
OG was on the lower end that day (approx 1.045 or so).
What I used:
12 lbs Pale
1 lb 4 oz Chocolate
1 lb Crystal 120
.5 lb Crystal 60
.25 lb Black Patent
1 oz Northern Brewer at 60
2 oz Willamette (home grown leaf) at 30
Mash Profile probably in the high end (for sweeter beer)
Maybe I had too much water trying to reach 6 gallons (for two 3-gallon carboys)
I always like to add Roasted Barley but have been told to reserve that for Stouts.
I removed the Munich Malt from the Recipe in favor of Crystal 60 (probably a big mistake)
Porter recipes are all over the map.
Not sure what happened.