Tennessee Whiskey Tree Porter " An englishman walks into a southern distillery... "

I'm taking a standard 5 gal porter kit and doing some mods. This will be my second attempt at modding a kit. First one was an oktoberfest and is so far so good. Really excited about trying to make this one happen. So, here's the plan...

I'm thinking a cup of Maple syrup at flame out

3 tsp of extract at flame out

A handful of chipped Jack Daniels barrel soaked in Gentleman Jack then added to the primary, chips with leftover GJ and all!

1 tbsp of Folgers instant at 60 min and 1 tbsp at flame out

Too much? Only one way to find out! Gonna let it sit for 3 weeks and let it soak up some whiskey wood. I'll report back on bottling day and drink it day.


After almost 3 weeks in primary there seems to still be some yeast activity. Yesterday the airlock put out a bubble every 7 seconds then went to 10 seconds. This morning it's about one every 14 seconds so I'm thinking bottling is about to happen.

Thu, 18 August, 2011

A good way to check is to measure your gravity. If you're near your target you should be good to go. Otherwise if there is still a lot of residual sugars left, you could be making yourself some bottle bombs.

Wed, 24 August, 2011

Thanks for the heads up, will give it a check!

Wed, 24 August, 2011

I've decided the Instant Coffee addition was either way too much or not needed at all. Tastes like someone dropped a shot of espresso in my glass :/

Thu, 13 October, 2011

Oh, and it killed the head. No pretty foam on this one.

Thu, 13 October, 2011

Yeah, coffee will tend to do that. The oils completely destroy the head. The best way to add coffee is via cold press to your secondary. Cold pressing seems to diminish the oil from the coffee, but still grabs the coffee taste.

Fri, 14 October, 2011


Tue, 26 July, 2011


Brew day

Sun, 31 July, 2011

Bottling day

Sat, 20 August, 2011

Taste Tester 1

Fri, 26 August, 2011

Taste Tester 2

Sat, 3 September, 2011

Drink it day!

Sun, 11 September, 2011