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Homebrew: Double Brewday – Smoke beer

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Sunday I will be brewing two beers together with a couple of friends. One friend expressed a desire for smoked beer, so both beers we will be brewing will have a smoky character. We will be brewing a Smoked Lager, inspired by the German Rauchbiers, and a Smoked Porter, brewed with peated malt from Scotland. It’s probably gonna be a long day, but hopefully we end up with 38 liters of tasty beer. This will be the first time I try brewing a lager, and have managed to get a new fermentation fridge, that I will put to use for it. You can find the recipes below.

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
20 L 60 min 26.2 IBUs 31.6 EBC 1.050 SG 1.008 SG 5.5 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
Vienna Lager 3 A 1.046 - 1.052 1.01 - 1.014 18 - 30 19.7 - 31.5 2.4 - 2.6 4.5 - 5.5 %

Fermentables

Name Amount %
Pilsner 2 kg 39.29
Munich 1 kg 19.65
Smoked Malt (Weyermann) 1 kg 19.65
Caramunich II (Weyermann) 0.5 kg 9.82
Cara-Pils/Dextrine 0.25 kg 4.91
Vienna Malt 0.25 kg 4.91
Carafa Special III (Weyermann) 0.09 kg 1.77

Hops

Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Hallertauer 25 g 60 min Boil Pellet 4.3
Hallertauer 25 g 30 min Boil Pellet 4.3
Hallertauer 25 g 15 min Boil Pellet 4.3
Hallertauer 25 g 0 min Boil Pellet 4.3

Yeast

Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
German Lager (WLP830) White Labs 77% 10°C - 12.78°C

Recipe: Peat-Smoked Porter
Style: Robust Porter

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 27 l
Post Boil Volume: 23 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 19 l   
Bottling Volume: 18 l
Estimated OG: 1.069 SG
Estimated Color: 49.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 40.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt           Name                                Type     #    %/IBU         
4.90 kg       Pale Ale (2-row) (3.0 SRM)          Grain    1    79.5 %        
0.80 kg       Chocolate Malt (Thomas Fawcett) (50 Grain    2    13.0 %        
0.35 kg       Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SR Grain    3    5.7 %         
0.11 kg       Peat Smoked Malt (2.8 SRM)          Grain    4    1.8 %         
28.00 g       Columbus [12.00 %] - Boil 90.0 min  Hop      5    36.6 IBUs     
14.00 g       Mt. Hood [6.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min   Hop      6    4.2 IBUs      
1.0 pkg       English Ale (White Labs #WLP002) [3 Yeast    7    -