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Rauchbier...

Post by Brewedout » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:33 pm

So using the golden oldie European beers book by protz and wheeler to make a rauchbier tomorrow. The question is to follow the recipe and use chocolate malt or switch out for carafa II.

What do you think?


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Post by f00b4r » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:57 pm

Barneey from here has been brewing a few rauchbiers recently and has been getting very close to the Bamberg beers, hopefully he will see this and comment.
There are a few tricks he has learnt, e.g. lagering and understanding when it peaks make a big difference.

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Post by Brewedout » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:27 pm

f00b4r wrote:Barneey from here has been brewing a few rauchbiers recently and has been getting very close to the Bamberg beers, hopefully he will see this and comment.
There are a few tricks he has learnt, e.g. lagering and understanding when it peaks make a big difference.
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Post by Rookie » Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:05 pm

Brewedout wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:33 pm
So using the golden oldie European beers book by protz and wheeler to make a rauchbier tomorrow. The question is to follow the recipe and use chocolate malt or switch out for carafa II.

What do you think?


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That would depend on which one you like better, or have on hand.
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Post by Rookie » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:42 pm

If you want to make a sorta rauchbier with a swerve you could try oak smoked wheat malt.
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Post by Brewedout » Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:13 am

Rookie wrote:If you want to make a sorta rauchbier with a swerve you could try oak smoked wheat malt.
It's a good shout, A few years back I made a Polish oak smoked beer called Grodziskie. It was a good refreshing pint in the summer sunshine! On this brew I went with the carafa to see how it turned out. Had a cheeky pint a few weeks back, which was nice. But I'm going to lager it a month or two longer and see how it progresses.

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Post by Cobnut » Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:44 pm

What hops did you use in your Piwo Grödziske? I’ve a hankering to brew one, but the Polish hop varieties are tough to source. I found a polish HB supply company (their prices looked pretty good from a uk perspective!), but they wouldn’t deliver to uk


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Brewedout wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:13 am
Rookie wrote:If you want to make a sorta rauchbier with a swerve you could try oak smoked wheat malt.
It's a good shout, A few years back I made a Polish oak smoked beer called Grodziskie. It was a good refreshing pint in the summer sunshine! On this brew I went with the carafa to see how it turned out. Had a cheeky pint a few weeks back, which was nice. But I'm going to lager it a month or two longer and see how it progresses.

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A few months ago I brewed a sorta grodziskie with one pound of oak smoked wheat malt in a 2.2 gallon wheat extract batch. It had a mild smoke aspect that was good. Once I get to a living situation that allows me to go back to all-grain I plan to brew a proper one.
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Cobnut wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:44 pm
What hops did you use in your Piwo Grödziske? I’ve a hankering to brew one, but the Polish hop varieties are tough to source. I found a polish HB supply company (their prices looked pretty good from a uk perspective!), but they wouldn’t deliver to uk Image


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I used saaz, but any noble type hop would work.
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Post by Brewedout » Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:30 pm

Cobnut wrote:What hops did you use in your Piwo Grödziske? I’ve a hankering to brew one, but the Polish hop varieties are tough to source. I found a polish HB supply company (their prices looked pretty good from a uk perspective!), but they wouldn’t deliver to uk Image


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As I remember it was Saaz, but it could have been hallertauer. I'll check the notes when I get the log book open next. I struggled to find anywhere that stocked the Polish hops too.

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Re: Rauchbier...

Post by Brewedout » Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:33 pm

Rookie wrote:
Brewedout wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:13 am
Rookie wrote:If you want to make a sorta rauchbier with a swerve you could try oak smoked wheat malt.
It's a good shout, A few years back I made a Polish oak smoked beer called Grodziskie. It was a good refreshing pint in the summer sunshine! On this brew I went with the carafa to see how it turned out. Had a cheeky pint a few weeks back, which was nice. But I'm going to lager it a month or two longer and see how it progresses.

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A few months ago I brewed a sorta grodziskie with one pound of oak smoked wheat malt in a 2.2 gallon wheat extract batch. It had a mild smoke aspect that was good. Once I get to a living situation that allows me to go back to all-grain I plan to brew a proper one.
You can't beat a smoked beer, well not unless it's followed by a good peaty whisky Image

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