Smoked Porter (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.065 FG = 1.016 IBU = 31 SRM = 39 ABV = 6.5% Ingredients 7.7 lbs. (3.5 kg) American 2-row (2 °L) 2.6 lbs.
Berith Karlsson, from Närke Kulturbryggeri, said of this smoked doppelbock spiced with juniper twigs, “being a double bock lager, (it) is named after the two goats pulling the wagon of Thor, the god of thunder.”
Jens P. Maudal, Head Brewer at Haandbryggeriet in Drammen, Norway, says, “The recipe is our recreation of a traditional farm ale that was every farm’s regular drinking ale, and a stronger version was normally brewed for the Christmas holiday season.”
“Medium bodied, dry, with a crisp lager background. Medium bitterness, aroma and flavor dominated by roasted malts, noble hops, and a noticeable but not overpowering smokiness. The taste is rather long, crispy dry with intense roast maltiness, subtly enhanced by the addition of a little bit of raw licorice. Think: Your favorite Baltic porter with some extra layers of smoke, complexity and depth!” — Anders Kissmeyer
A dark rauchbier brewed by Great Basin Brewing out of Sparks, Nevada which won gold medal at the 2006 GABF. If you don’t want to smoke your own malts, they can be purchased, but smoking your own malts can be a fun endeavor.
OG = 1.052 FG = 1.015 IBU = 18 SRM = 18 ABV = 5% Ingredients: 1/2 lb. (0.23 kg) dark crystal malt (80 °L) 1/4 lb. (113 g) peat-smoked malt 1/4
This beer took First Place in the Classic Rauchbier category at the 2001 Alaska State Fair Homebrew Competition. — Mark Ryan