Smoked Ale

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Re: Smoked Ale

Postby Hairy » 06 Jan 2009, 17:35

it appears that a smoke master has been born in the ibrew forums. Definitely some good news. Congrats hunty.
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Re: Smoked Ale

Postby htkm » 28 May 2009, 13:56

Brewed this last 3 weeks ago. OG was at 1.060. Last night measured FG at 1.010. Was worried that the Wyeast: 1056 could not finish fermenting. Turns out it went furious and had a gusher! Taste was smokey and bitter. Still very rough around the edges. Will rack this weekend.
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Re: Smoked Ale

Postby Hunty » 29 May 2009, 07:14

good heavens nice to see some posts here.... was thinking ibrew forum was becoming a ghost town

nice one HT, glad you finally made use of those smokey grains... looking forward to a taste of this one!

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Re: Smoked Ale

Postby htkm » 29 May 2009, 08:49

Hunty wrote:good heavens nice to see some posts here.... was thinking ibrew forum was becoming a ghost town

nice one HT, glad you finally made use of those smokey grains... looking forward to a taste of this one!

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Hi Hunty,
Good to here from you. Thought you MIA.

Yep finally managed to brew the smoke ale. But I find it too smokey. I prefer a hint as to a strong somkey flavor. Hope it mellows out during conditioning.
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Re: Smoked Ale

Postby Hunty » 29 May 2009, 13:16

Hi Hunty,
Good to here from you. Thought you MIA.


hehe no. Just I refuse to talk to myself anymore. I am still brewing feverishly.

did u use all smoked malt I gave you ? maybe just need 250g instead of 1 kg... my latest smoked ale was on the light side of the smoke, still very drinkable though. It will mellow a bit in time.
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Re: Smoked Ale

Postby htkm » 08 Jun 2009, 13:56

Hunty wrote:
Hi Hunty,
Good to here from you. Thought you MIA.


hehe no. Just I refuse to talk to myself anymore. I am still brewing feverishly.

did u use all smoked malt I gave you ? maybe just need 250g instead of 1 kg... my latest smoked ale was on the light side of the smoke, still very drinkable though. It will mellow a bit in time.


Used 500g that you gave me. I skipped racking/secondary and keg it last week with 20psi at 5C. I think I'll name it Strong Smoke Ale.
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Re: Smoked Ale

Postby Hunty » 09 Jun 2009, 07:48

looking forward to trying some of this HT!
how does it compare to the Ventnor Ale (commercial smoked brew) ?

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Re: Smoked Ale

Postby htkm » 09 Jun 2009, 12:04

Hunty wrote:looking forward to trying some of this HT!
how does it compare to the Ventnor Ale (commercial smoked brew) ?

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I have to say mines is harsh/rough. Really needs to condition and mellow out. The high alcho% is not helping either. It brings out the harshness even more. I'll have a glass this weekend and see how it turns out.
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