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Old 01-31-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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Default What rauchbeir is regarded as top of the line?

The only one I've ever had was the Sam Adams Bonfire in a sampler last fall and was the only beer I can remember saying "wow" to myself after drinking. Does anyone have a good recipe? Is it relatively easy? I'm quite the novice so extract only.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier. Urbock and Marzen.

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Old 01-31-2012, 02:21 PM   #3
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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier. Urbock and Marzen.
I think I've seen that label. I'll give it a whirl after work. Thanks.
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The best rauchbier I've ever tried was Southern Star's. It's a SMaSH recipe, consisting of nothing but Weyermann rauchmalz, Hallertau Tradition hops, and the Carlsberg strain.

You can't make a rauchbier with extract. Sorry.

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Old 01-31-2012, 02:35 PM   #5
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The best rauchbier I've ever tried was Southern Star's. It's a SMaSH recipe, consisting of nothing but Weyermann rauchmalz, Hallertau Tradition hops, and the Carlsberg strain.

You can't make a rauchbier with extract. Sorry.
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Learn how to mini-mash (it's not that hard). You should be able to make a good rauchbier with ~3-5# of rauchmalt, it doesn't *have* to be 100% of the grain bill. A Munich malt extract would be a good source for a big chunk of your extract.

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I wasn't a fan of the SA Bonfire but if you liked that you'll probably really enjoy the Schlenkerla beers.

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I really liked Victory's "Smokin' Oats".

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier. Urbock and Marzen.
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This is the original Bamberg Rauchbier. If you want to know what Rauchbier is supposed to taste like, this is it.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:38 PM   #10
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I think I'll try them all.

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