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Comparison: Robust Porter

I wanted to make a true porter, but hadn't does research on a recipe yet.  Then I came across a bottle of Ballast Point Homework Series at Costco.  It was the Robust Porter Homework #6 and I thought it was a perfect situation to make a porter and see how I stacked up in making a beer and taste testing against the maker's.

The first challenge was finding Chocolate Rye.  I couldn't find it at MoreBeer and anywhere I found was out in the MidWest which charged more for the shipping than the grain.  Being stubborn I found a place in Santa Cruz that