Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Rye Whiskey Barrel Imperial Smoke Porter

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-19-2013, 02:11 AM   #1
jmpdmnky
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 8
Likes Given: 3

Default Rye Whiskey Barrel Imperial Smoke Porter

So as a result of someone getting me an awesome birthday present, I currently have a 2 liter barrel filled with rye whiskey. It's approaching the point where I want to bottle and here's what I was considering doing with it:

Batch vol: 3.5 gal
Anticipated OG: 1.074

2# 2-row Pale 21.9%
0.75# Caramel 120L 6.9%
0.6# Chocolate Malt 4.9%
0.35# Carapils 3.2%
0.35# Peated Malt 3.7%
3.5# Pilsen Light DME 59.3%

I haven't decided on hops yet, but I was thinking bittering + Willamette or something else earthy to 60ish IBU

I would rack to the barrel after primary, then blend it 50/50 with a portion of the batch, ending up with about 2 gal of an imperial smoked porter and 1 gal rye whiskey aged.

Any thoughts? I've never barrel aged anything or made a smoked porter, so any advice is welcome.

__________________
jmpdmnky is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-19-2013, 08:29 PM   #2
jmpdmnky
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 8
Likes Given: 3

Default

The rye whiskey is actually moderately smoky (I believe the grain was 30% smoked), which is why I thought a smoked porter would work. Another option is to not add the peated malt and let the smokiness from the whiskey shine on its own.

__________________
jmpdmnky is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-20-2013, 12:36 AM   #3
bethebrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 491
Liked 29 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default

I'd dump out maybe 3/4 of the whiskey, then put a portion of the beer in there and age 2 weeks. I'd leave out the peat malt completely. I have 5 lbs. of that stuff, and yet to use an ounce. Gross.

__________________
bethebrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is my Whiskey Barrel Porter ok? dirtyjoedirt Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 07-17-2013 07:02 PM
NB Bourbon Barrel Porter vs. AHB Whiskey Barrel msinning Extract Brewing 12 06-17-2013 10:41 AM
Whiskey Barrel flavor without a whiskey barrel? Otterella Recipes/Ingredients 6 11-27-2012 01:51 PM
Brewer's Best Whiskey Barrel Stout - goofed on adding the Whiskey Barrel Chips BigDaveZJ Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 16 11-14-2012 01:09 PM
AHB Whiskey Barrel Porter bassassassin772 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 03-21-2012 02:26 PM