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Home smoked malt
« on: August 24, 2020, 02:34:58 PM »
Twice a year 3 of us get together and have a "Brew off".

The next gathering is in October and the beer to be brewed is................Smoked Rye Baltic Porter with a minimum of 10% rye.

I have some chocolate rye in the inventory and was thinking on smoking some for the brew.

Has anyone smoked their own malt and what was the result? Process?

Any tips would be great!
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Re: Home smoked malt
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2020, 02:43:27 PM »
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Re: Home smoked malt
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2020, 02:47:04 PM »
Cold smoke it on a fine mesh grate of some kind?

This setup is pretty interesting. :smoke:

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Re: Home smoked malt
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2020, 03:35:33 PM »
Cold smoke it on a fine mesh grate of some kind?

This setup is pretty interesting. :smoke:

yeah i saw that exact article also. TLDR.

Mesh is what I had in mind also for my electric smoker. Thinking around 100-120 for cold smoke. I don't want to "toast" it but want the affects of the apple wood I'm using.

I need to clarify........We get together after the beer is brewed and sample each and one is crowned champion.
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Re: Home smoked malt
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2020, 11:04:27 AM »
Last week I used my electric smoker with aluminum pans and poked holes through them.

Tossed in the chocolate rye, slightly moistened with water, into 2 pans, loaded up the smoker with apple wood and let'er rip at 170 degrees for an hour.

After that I put the pans in my brew room to dry out and off gas.

Brewed up the recipe on Saturday, a 3 gallon batch.

1071 was my target OG but ended up at 1083. I boiled hard.

5 lbs Barke Pilsner Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 61.0 %
1 lbs 6.7 oz 6 Row Malt, Grain 3 17.3 %
1 lbs Smoked Chocolate Rye (Weyermann) (245.0 SRM) Grain 4 12.2 %
6.2 oz Brown Malt (65.0 SRM) Grain 5 4.7 %
6.2 oz Crystal Extra Dark - 120L (Crisp) (120.0 SRM)

0.58 oz Brewer's Gold, UK [8.00 %] - Boil 75.0 min Hop 7 25.5 IBUs
0.58 oz Fuggle [4.90 %] - Boil 30.0 min

Mangrove Jack's Bohemian Lager Yeast

It's fermenting away in my ferm chamber at 54 degrees.





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Re: Home smoked malt
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2020, 12:08:42 PM »
Cool :thumbup:

How did the Chocolate Rye smell coming off the smoker? :excited:

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Re: Home smoked malt
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2020, 01:35:50 PM »
Cool :thumbup:

How did the Chocolate Rye smell coming off the smoker? :excited:

Initially it had the same aroma of smoked bacon.

But after a few days of off gassing, it was wonderful and had a subtle smokiness to it.

I guess we'll find out how much smoke comes through in the final product.
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Re: Home smoked malt
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2020, 02:21:54 PM »
Cool :thumbup:

How did the Chocolate Rye smell coming off the smoker? :excited:

Initially it had the same aroma of smoked bacon.

But after a few days of off gassing, it was wonderful and had a subtle smokiness to it.

I guess we'll find out how much smoke comes through in the final product.
Nice :cheers:
So it’s a smoked Czech dark lager? Sounds very tasty.

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Re: Home smoked malt
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2020, 02:23:50 PM »
Cool :thumbup:

How did the Chocolate Rye smell coming off the smoker? :excited:

Initially it had the same aroma of smoked bacon.

But after a few days of off gassing, it was wonderful and had a subtle smokiness to it.

I guess we'll find out how much smoke comes through in the final product.
Nice :cheers:
So it’s a smoked Czech dark lager? Sounds very tasty.

Smoked Rye Baltic Porter
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Re: Home smoked malt
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2020, 02:43:02 PM »
Cool :thumbup:

How did the Chocolate Rye smell coming off the smoker? :excited:

Initially it had the same aroma of smoked bacon.

But after a few days of off gassing, it was wonderful and had a subtle smokiness to it.

I guess we'll find out how much smoke comes through in the final product.
Nice :cheers:
So it’s a smoked Czech dark lager? Sounds very tasty.

Smoked Rye Baltic Porter
Nice. Forgot about the original post. ;)

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Re: Home smoked malt
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2020, 02:41:47 PM »
Stats-
 
OG 1083

FG 1021

7.7% abv

Bottled 2 weeks ago, tried a half filled bottle for sampling the other night.

Young, very young. Smoky, fruity, dry, malty, chocolate and bits of green apple that will go away with age

Overall impression -  young, needs age that will do it wonders.
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