Saturday, October 30, 2010

Rebel Smoked Porter

As most homebrewers do I subscribe to the newsletters of online homebrew stores. They send out monthly emails highlighting specials for the month and new products. A little over a month ago I got the newsletter from Rebel Brewer with some awesome new products. One that really caught my eye was Alderwood Smoked Munich Malt. After attending the GABF this year and tasting Alaskan Brewing Smoked Porter I really wanted to try brewing a similar beer. Knowing that Alaskan Smoked Porter used alderwood smoked malt I was in search of any malt I could get my hands on that was smoked with this wood. Rebel Brewer was the first place I found that carried a malt of this variety. I immediately placed an order for 6 pounds of this malt to use in a 12 gallon batch of porter. There was a smoked porter recipe on the website so I figured I would try a variation of that for my first smoked porter. I had a 50 pound bag of 2-row in the basement so all I needed now was the specialty grains and I would be set. Brew day went smooth and I now have 12 gallons of smoked porter in my conical fermenting. I plan on kegging 5 gallons and bottling the rest to age. I think I will try and serve the keg on my stout tap to give it a nice creamy head. Stay tuned for a tasting in the coming weeks.

Recipe: Smoked Porter
Brewer: Ashley Strube
Style: Robust Porter
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 12.00 gal
Boil Size: 15.38 gal
Estimated OG: 1.064 SG
Estimated Color: 28.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 24.6 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
18 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 62.61 %
6 lbs Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 20.87 %
2 lbs Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 6.96 %
1 lbs Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 3.48 %
1 lbs Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 3.48 %
12.0 oz Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 2.61 %
1.00 oz Nugget [12.20 %] (60 min) Hops 22.1 IBU
0.33 oz Williamette [4.90 %] (30 min) Hops 1.5 IBU
0.33 oz Williamette [4.90 %] (10 min) Hops 0.6 IBU
0.33 oz Williamette [4.90 %] (1 min) Hops 0.5 IBU
1 Pkgs London ESB Ale (Wyeast Labs #1968)

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight: 28.75 lb
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Single Infusion, Medium Body
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 9.00 gal of water at 163.6 F 152.0 F
10 min Mash Out Add 3.80 gal of water at 211.4 F 168.0 F

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