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Smoked Malts

Post by barneey » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:45 pm

I normally buy most of my grains from Rob, the Malt Miller. In the past I have ordered smoked malts from Rob, which arrive in good condition & smell wonderful upon opening.

Recently I placed an order with BeerHawk for a few beers & took advantage of their 5kg bag of Weyermann Rauch Malt, went to brew with it over the weekend, upon opening the bag = no aroma, taste test = tastes like a standard pale malt.

Have I been sold a dud / old bag from BeerHawk?

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Post by LeeH » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:47 pm

It it looks like a duck and swims like a duck....


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Re: Smoked Malts

Post by Digby » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:20 pm

I have 5kg of Weyermann Rauch Malt in my stocks and you only only have to crack the lid of the container to release the smokey loveliness.

I suspect you may indeed have been sent the wrong grain.

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Re: Smoked Malts

Post by barneey » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:27 pm

LeeH wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:47 pm
It it looks like a duck and swims like a duck....


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Yep probably is a duck, have this afternoon / evening sent the grain back.
Digby wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:20 pm
I have 5kg of Weyermann Rauch Malt in my stocks and you only only have to crack the lid of the container to release the smokey loveliness.

I suspect you may indeed have been sent the wrong grain.

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That's normally my impression of home smoked grain & the commercial stuff Rob has sold me in the past, the aroma is the first thing to hit you.

BH before offering the return even suggested I brewed with the malt to see what the outcome was, like I was crazy enough to spend half a day + brewing ingredients on a whim.

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Re: Smoked Malts

Post by ingo » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:01 pm

On a side note, is Viking Malt available in the UK? Try their smoked malts.

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Re: Smoked Malts

Post by barneey » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:05 pm

Had to look up Viking Malt, & as far as I know its not available in the UK

Interesting website though

https://www.vikingmalt.com/product/viking-smoked-malt/

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Re: Smoked Malts

Post by chris2012 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:09 pm

Out of interest, are you going to make a 100% smoked malt, rauchbier?

I really want to try making one some time, as I love Schlenkerla.

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Re: Smoked Malts

Post by barneey » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:18 pm

chris2012 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:09 pm
Out of interest, are you going to make a 100% smoked malt, rauchbier?

I really want to try making one some time, as I love Schlenkerla.

Just doing a series of experiments ranging from 40 to 100% & different types, Oak,Beech,Maple & a few more exotic woods.

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